I use tables all the time on my site. I made this sampler to help me remember how to formate tables. You should be able to highlight the code and copy it, then alter it to fit your needs.
I have a macro of a basic table that I start from, then alter to fit my needs. I use a table on just about every page I make, often just to make sure that there are margins between the contents of the webpage, and the right and left side of webpage.
By using my basic table I start with I was able place the contents of this page in the middle 90% of the page. This leaves margins on the side. This is the html I used:
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" ALIGN="CENTER" CELLPADDING="0" CELLSPACING="0" BORDER="0">
CONTENTS OF THE WEB PAGE HERE
I can take the same basic TABLE to show a row of graphics like this:
I deleted the WIDTH="X%" & gave a numerical value of 40 for the cellspacing in order to space the three graphics. If I wanted to have more space between the graphics, I would use a higher cellspacing numerical value.
By adding an extra graphic and <
TR></TR> I can put these graphics into a table with two rows. Remember <TD></TD> is used for CELLS across & <TR></TR> is used for ROWS.
<TABLE BORDER CELLPADDING="10">
<TH ALIGN="center" COLSPAN="3"
My Favorite Movies </TH>
<TH> Comedy </TH>
<TH> Drama </TH>
<TD> Dr. Strangelove </TD>
<TD> Lion in Winter </TD>
<TD> Being John Malkovich </TD>
<TD> Casablanca </TD>
<TD> Blazing Saddles < /TD>
<TD> Goodfellas </TD>
<TABLE ALIGN="left" CELLPADDING="10" CELLSPACING="3" BORDER="1">
<td rowspan="4"> BEST BANDS </td>
<td rowspan="2"> 1960s </td>
<td> Beatles </td>
<td> Greatful Dead </td>
<td> The Bryds </TD>
<td> The Doors </TD>
<td rowspan="2"> 1970s </td>
<td> The Greatful Dead </td>
<td> Little Feat </td>
<td> Moody Blues </TD>
<TD> Crosby Stills & Nash</TD>
Crosby Stills & Nash
WIDTH, ALIGN AND VALIGN TAGS
<TABLE WIDTH="300" HEIGHT="300" BORDER="3">
<TD WIDTH="100" ALIGN="center"> center </TD>
<TD WIDTH="100" ALIGN="right"> right </TD>
<TD WIDTH="100" ALIGN="left"> left </TD>
<TD WIDTH="100" VALIGN="top"> top </TD>
<TD WIDTH="100" VALIGN="bottom"> bottom </TD>
<TD WIDTH="100" VALIGN="center"> center </TD>
Knowing how to use TABLE tags has helped me make nice looking web pages. On many of my pages I find that I use Table within Tables within tables to get the look I want.
Check out my Tables Within Tables (nesting) page for an example & the directions I used to make that page. I more useful pages to help with building your site that can be found near the bottom of my SITEMAP.