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I thought I knew enough HTML to get by. I was wrong. I purchased a template yesterday that has a tabling scheme that is too wild for me to understand, but I think it's probably normal for someone that knows how to build templates.

All I want to do is "clear out" the middle of the screen, so I can just put basic text inside of it. The frames on the left and the top of the screen are great. There is a tabling scheme that uses multiple tables/cells in the middle of the screen. All I want is a big wide-open area (no pictures or text for now, I'll put my own in). One table with 1 cell that engulfs the ENTIRE middle of the screen is OK.

Here is a link to where the basic template is loaded:
http://www.your-lists.com

*** Here is the code for the index.html:

<html>
<head>
<title>Under Construction</title>
<style type="text/css">
      body             { background-image: url("i/bg.gif"); background-repeat: repeat-y }
      body,td            { font-family: arial, helvetica; color: #414141; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; }
      .heading      { font-weight: bold; }
      .minilink      { font-weight: bold; font-size: 10px; }
</style>
</head>

<body leftmargin="0" topmargin="0" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0">

<table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" width="100%">
<tr>
      <td colspan="4">
            <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" width="100%">
            <tr>
                  <td><img src="i/top1.jpg"></td>
                  <td width="100%" background="i/top1bg.jpg"></td>
            </tr>
            </table>
      </td>
</tr>
<tr>
      <td valign="TOP">
            <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" width="100%">
            <tr>
                  <td valign="TOP" rowspan="10"><img src="i/top2.jpg"></td>
                  <td><a href="#"><img src="i/b1.jpg" border="0"></a></td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                  <td><img src="i/sp1.jpg"></td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                  <td><a href="#"><img src="i/b2.jpg" border="0"></a></td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                  <td><img src="i/sp2.jpg"></td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                  <td><a href="#"><img src="i/b3.jpg" border="0"></a></td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                  <td><img src="i/sp3.jpg"></td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                  <td><a href="#"><img src="i/b4.jpg" border="0"></a></td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                  <td><img src="i/sp4.jpg"></td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                  <td><a href="#"><img src="i/b5.jpg" border="0"></a></td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                  <td><img src="i/sp5.jpg"></td>
            </tr>
            </table>
      </td>
      <td valign="TOP"><img src="i/spacer.gif" width="17" height="1"></td>
      <td valign="TOP">
            <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0">
            <tr>
                  <td><img src="i/4dots.gif"></td>
                  <td width="100%"><img src="i/heading.gif"></td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                  <td colspan="2"><img src="i/spacer.gif" height="17"  width="460"></td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                  <td><img src="i/spacer.gif"></td>
                  <td valign="TOP">
<!-- Content area start -->
                        <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%">
                        <tr>
                              <td valign="TOP"><img src="i/pic.jpg"></td>
                              <td valign="TOP" width="100%">
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                                    tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua. At
                                    vero eos et accusam et justo duo dolores et ea rebum. Stet clita kasd gubergren,
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                                    consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et
                                    dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua.
                              </td>
                        </tr>
                        </table>
                        <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%">
                        <tr><td><img src="i/spacer.gif" height="14" width="1"></td></tr>
                        <tr>
                              <td background="i/hrbg.gif"><img src="i/hrbg.gif"></td>
                        </tr>
                        <tr><td><img src="i/spacer.gif" height="20" width="1"></td></tr>
                        <tr>
                              <td>
                                    <span class="heading">Information about this template</span><br>
                                    <br>
                                    The font used for the 'Welcome to yoursite.com' and title text is <b>SF Iron Gothic</b>,
                                    and can be obtained for free by clicking on the link below.<br>
                                    <br>

                                    <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0">
                                    <tr>
                                          <td><img src="i/arrow.gif"></td>
                                          <td class="minilink"><a href="http://www.4templates.com/s/fonts.php">4Templates.com: Fonts</a></td>
                                    </tr>
                                    </table>
                              </td>
                        </tr>
                        </table>
<!-- Content area end -->
                  </td>
            </tr>
            </table>
      </td>
      <td width="100%"><img src="i/spacer.gif"></td>
</tr>
</table>
</body>
</html>



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tbwork:

Tried 3 times to post some altered code for you, but got an error each time. Is there an email address I can send it to?
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Mail to yourlistsmgr@hotmail.com

Good luck!
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Bit_Twiddler,

Please post your HTML here after you've read my response to you in your Community Support question. EE frowns on awarding points for problems resolved outside of EE.

Thanks!

Netminder
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See if this is what you had in mind:

<html>
<head>
<title>Under Construction</title>
<style type="text/css">
     body           { background-image: url("i/bg.gif"); background-repeat: repeat-y }
     body,td          { font-family: arial, helvetica; color: #414141; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; }
     .heading     { font-weight: bold; }
     .minilink     { font-weight: bold; font-size: 10px; }
</style>
</head>

<body leftmargin="0" topmargin="0" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0">

<table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" width="100%">
<tr>
     <td colspan="4">
          <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" width="100%">
          <tr>
               <td><img src="i/top1.jpg"></td>
               <td width="100%" background="i/top1bg.jpg"></td>
          </tr>
          </table>
     </td>
</tr>
<tr>
     <td valign="TOP">
          <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" width="100%">
          <tr>
               <td valign="TOP" rowspan="10"><img src="i/top2.jpg"></td>
               <td><a href="#"><img src="i/b1.jpg" border="0"></a></td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
               <td><img src="i/sp1.jpg"></td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
               <td><a href="#"><img src="i/b2.jpg" border="0"></a></td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
               <td><img src="i/sp2.jpg"></td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
               <td><a href="#"><img src="i/b3.jpg" border="0"></a></td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
               <td><img src="i/sp3.jpg"></td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
               <td><a href="#"><img src="i/b4.jpg" border="0"></a></td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
               <td><img src="i/sp4.jpg"></td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
               <td><a href="#"><img src="i/b5.jpg" border="0"></a></td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
               <td><img src="i/sp5.jpg"></td>
          </tr>
          </table>
     </td>
     <td valign="TOP"><img src="i/spacer.gif" width="17" height="1"></td>
     <td valign="TOP">
          <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0">
          <tr>
               <td><img src="i/4dots.gif"></td>
               <td width="100%"><img src="i/heading.gif"></td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
               <td colspan="2"><img src="i/spacer.gif" height="17"  width="460"></td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
               <td><img src="i/spacer.gif"></td>
               <td valign="TOP">
<!-- Content area start -->
                    <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%">
                    <tr>
                         <td valign="TOP"><img src="i/pic.jpg"></td>
                         <td valign="TOP" width="100%">
                              Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod
                              tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua. At
                              vero eos et accusam et justo duo dolores et ea rebum. Stet clita kasd gubergren,
                              no sea takimata sanctus est Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet,
                              consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et
                              dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua.
                         </td>
                    </tr>
                    </table>
                    </td>
                    </tr>
                    </table>
<!-- Content area end -->
               </td>
          </tr>
          </table>
     </td>
     <td width="100%"><img src="i/spacer.gif"></td>
</tr>
</table>
</body>
</html>
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You did it!

I only needed 1 more tweak to customize my page. Thanks a million.
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