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
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.
What a mess, no wonder youre struggling.
For the padding on the right try adding the below to your css style sheet.
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.
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.