2 Replies Latest reply on May 3, 2010 7:46 AM by thuy.copeland

    cell padding and alignment mega-stress

    groggy72

      I am supposed to put a basic site together from a template and things are not going well. I've spent hours trying to sort it and now I hope some helpful soul will help take the pain in my shoulders away.

       

      here's the problem

       

      http://www.moodydesign.net/site/travel.html

       

      firstly, I can't get any cell padding on the right side of my tables, the text is hitting the side with no inset/padding

       

      secondly, I cant get the "stroke" on the tables to fully run down the length of the page. (see far right table)

       

      I'm no a coder and have limited css knowledge, any help would be really really appreciated.

        • 1. Re: cell padding and alignment mega-stress
          osgood_ Level 8

          What a mess, no wonder youre struggling.

           

           

          For the padding on the right try adding the below to your css style sheet.

           

          div {
          margin-right: 8px;
          }

           

          For the right border click inside the  <td> cell where the border is missing then go to code view. Look for the <td> cell which has a height="1" set on it.

           

           

          Delete the height and add the below:

           

           

          style="border-left:1px solid #DFDFDF; border-right:1px solid #DFDFDF;

           

          So it looks like:

           

          <td style="border-left:1px solid #DFDFDF; border-right:1px solid #DFDFDF; align="left" valign="top">

           

           

          It may help you but the code is like a train wreck. Are you learning at school or college or something? If so your tutor, on this showing, looks about as good as a bucket with several large holes.

          • 2. Re: cell padding and alignment mega-stress
            thuy.copeland Level 2

            Hi Dan,

             

            I have to agree with Osgood_. If you are a graphic designer cum web design, I want to strongly encourage you to learn CSS for your layout and styling rules. This course is well worth the price: http://www.lynda.com/home/DisplayCourse.aspx?lpk2=52341#c61626

             

            Good luck with your new site.