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Experienced HTML Table Designer Needed

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I would like someone to design for me a new table for my WebRing. I have tried so many times to design a new one myself, that I want someone with experience in the area to design one for me :)

The existing table (very outdated) and a new one I have been working on can be viewed at http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/3709/test.html.

I want a well-designed, eye-catching table that will attract peoples' attention.

The following points should be taken into account:

* The single large graphic needs to be incorporated into the table, as the only graphic.
* All links need to be incorporated into the table.
* The table should (preferably) be horizontal, not covering the entire width of the page.
* The text "This GenSearch Ring site is owned by --name--. Want to join the GenSearch Ring?" need not necessarily be included.
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by:MasseyM
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I will take a look at it for you...

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by:MasseyM
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Anythign tht you would like to see?  Any preferences?
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by:lhutton
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Thank you so much. Perhaps a textured background (possibly the brown that is currently used in the new table) and bold Verdana font style, along with the points I mentioned earlier.

Again, thank you very much. Let me know if I can help with anything else.
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by:MasseyM
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Anything like this?

<CENTER>
<TABLE BORDER=0 CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=2><TR><TD BGCOLOR="#521800">
<TABLE ALIGN=CENTER BGCOLOR="#FFFFCC" CELLPADDING=-1 WIDTH=450 BORDER=0 CELLSPACING=1>
      <TR>
            <TD ALIGN=CENTER BGCOLOR="#521800" COLSPAN="4"><A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/3709/" TARGET="_top"><FONT SIZE="-1" COLOR="#FFFFCC" FACE="Verdana">Leith Hutton's Genealogy Homepage</A></TD>
      </TR>
      <TR>
            <TD ALIGN="LEFT"   BGCOLOR="#521800"><A HREF="http://www.webring.org/cgi-bin/webring?ring=gensearch;id=--id--;sprev" TARGET="_top"><FONT COLOR="#FFFFCC" SIZE="-1"><B>Skip Previous</A></B></FONT></TD>
            <TD ALIGN="CENTER" COLSPAN="2" ROWSPAN="3"><A HREF="http://www.webring.org/cgi-bin/webring?ring=gensearch;home" TARGET="_top"><IMG SRC="http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/3709/webring.jpg" HEIGHT=100 WIDTH=250 ALT="GenSearch Ring" BORDER=0></A></TD>
            <TD ALIGN="RIGHT"  BGCOLOR="#521800"><A HREF="http://www.webring.org/cgi-bin/webring?ring=gensearch;id=--id--;skip" TARGET="_top"><FONT COLOR="#FFFFCC" SIZE="-1"><B>Skip Next</A></B></FONT></TD>
      </TR>
      <TR>
            <TD ALIGN="LEFT" BGCOLOR="#521800"><A HREF="http://www.webring.org/cgi-bin/webring?ring=gensearch;id=--id--;prev" TARGET="_top"><FONT COLOR="#FFFFCC" SIZE="-1"><B>Previous Site</A></B></FONT></TD>
            <TD ALIGN="RIGHT" BGCOLOR="#521800"><A HREF="http://www.webring.org/cgi-bin/webring?ring=gensearch;id=--id--;next" TARGET="_top"><FONT COLOR="#FFFFCC" SIZE="-1"><B>Next Site</A></B></FONT></TD>
      </TR>
      <TR>
            <TD ALIGN="LEFT" BGCOLOR="#521800"><A HREF="http://www.webring.org/cgi-bin/webring?random;ring=gensearch" target="_top"><FONT COLOR="#FFFFCC" SIZE="-1"><B>Random Site</A></B></FONT></TD>
            <TD ALIGN="RIGHT" BGCOLOR="#521800"><A HREF="http://www.webring.org/cgi-bin/webring?ring=gensearch;list"target="_top"><FONT COLOR="#FFFFCC" SIZE="-1"><B>List Sites</A></B></FONT></TD>
      </TR>
      <TR>
            <TD ALIGN="CENTER" BGCOLOR="#521800" COLSPAN="4"><A HREF="http://www.webring.org/cgi-bin/webring?ring=gensearch;id=--id--;next5" TARGET="_top"><FONT COLOR="#FFFFCC" SIZE="-1"><B>Next 5 Sites</B></FONT></A></TD>
      </TR>
</TABLE>
</TD></TR></TABLE>
</CENTER>
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by:lhutton
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I've worked a little on the code. You can see it at http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/3709/test.html.

I want the image to be aligned in the centre, not over to the right.
Also, I want a space between each bar and the image.

Thanks.
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by:MasseyM
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I am not sure what you are after then... YOu described what it looks like in the comment above.  Looks good on your page.

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by:lhutton
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If you look where it says "Leith Hutton's Genealogy Homepage," you can see that the image beneath it is further to the right, rather than centre-aligned.

Also, directly beneath "Leith Hutton's Genealogy Homepage," I want the same spacing of the brown background as above the line. (Also for the line "Want to join the GenSearch Ring? Click HERE").

I know these are pretty trivial things, but still, this is the only part of my site I haven't "rennovated" since I started it in 1997, and it's a pretty big job, so I need to get it looking right the first time.

I hope you understand :)
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by:MasseyM
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Check this one out:

<CENTER>
<TABLE BORDER=0><TR><TD BGCOLOR="#521800">
<TABLE BORDER=0>
      <TR>
            <TD BGCOLOR="#FFFFCC">
                  <TABLE ALIGN=CENTER BGCOLOR="#FFFFCC" CELLPADDING=0 CELLSPACING=2 WIDTH=450 HEIGHT=100 BORDER=0>
                        <TR>
                              <TD ALIGN=CENTER BGCOLOR="#521800" COLSPAN="3" HEIGHT="25"><A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/3709/" TARGET="_top"><FONT SIZE="-1" COLOR="#FFFFCC" FACE="Verdana">Leith Hutton's Genealogy Homepage</A></TD>
                        </TR>
                        <TR>
                              <TD ALIGN="LEFT"   WIDTH=100 BGCOLOR="#521800"><A HREF="http://www.webring.org/cgi-bin/webring?ring=gensearch;id=--id--;sprev" TARGET="_top"><FONT COLOR="#FFFFCC" SIZE="-1"><B>&nbsp;Skip Previous</A></B></FONT></TD>
                              <TD ALIGN="CENTER" WIDTH=250 ROWSPAN="3"><A HREF="http://www.webring.org/cgi-bin/webring?ring=gensearch;home" TARGET="_top"><IMG SRC="http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/3709/webring.jpg" HEIGHT=100 WIDTH=250 ALT="GenSearch Ring" BORDER=0></A></TD>
                              <TD ALIGN="RIGHT"  WIDTH=100 BGCOLOR="#521800"><A HREF="http://www.webring.org/cgi-bin/webring?ring=gensearch;id=--id--;skip" TARGET="_top"><FONT COLOR="#FFFFCC" SIZE="-1"><B>Skip Next&nbsp;</A></B></FONT></TD>
                        </TR>
                        <TR>
                              <TD ALIGN="LEFT" BGCOLOR="#521800"><A HREF="http://www.webring.org/cgi-bin/webring?ring=gensearch;id=--id--;prev" TARGET="_top"><FONT COLOR="#FFFFCC" SIZE="-1"><B>&nbsp;Previous Site</A></B></FONT></TD>
                              <TD ALIGN="RIGHT" BGCOLOR="#521800"><A HREF="http://www.webring.org/cgi-bin/webring?ring=gensearch;id=--id--;next" TARGET="_top"><FONT COLOR="#FFFFCC" SIZE="-1"><B>Next Site&nbsp;</A></B></FONT></TD>
                        </TR>
                        <TR>
                              <TD ALIGN="LEFT" BGCOLOR="#521800"><A HREF="http://www.webring.org/cgi-bin/webring?random;ring=gensearch" target="_top"><FONT COLOR="#FFFFCC" SIZE="-1"><B>&nbsp;Random Site</A></B></FONT></TD>
                              <TD ALIGN="RIGHT" BGCOLOR="#521800"><A HREF="http://www.webring.org/cgi-bin/webring?ring=gensearch;list"target="_top"><FONT COLOR="#FFFFCC" SIZE="-1"><B>List Sites&nbsp;</A></B></FONT></TD>
                        </TR>
                        <TR>
                              <TD ALIGN="CENTER" BGCOLOR="#521800" COLSPAN="4"><FONT COLOR="#FFFFCC" SIZE="-1"><B>Want to join the GenSearch Ring? Click </FONT><A HREF=""><FONT COLOR="#FFFFCC" SIZE="-1"><B>HERE</B></FONT></A></TD>
                        </TR>
                  </TABLE>
            </TD>
      </TR>
</TABLE>
</TD></TR></TABLE>
</CENTER>
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by:lhutton
ID: 1859048
I have posted the final copy, which I am very pleased with.

Thank you so much for your help!

Feel free to "answer" the question, so I can award you the points :)
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MasseyM earned 200 total points
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Thanks... Please let me know if you need anything else.

masseym@hotmail.com
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by:lhutton
ID: 1859050
My biggest problem now will be getting everyone to replace their existing code! :)
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