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Hi all

I'm supposed to create a simple HTML page in Notepad for a small assignment.

I would like to make a page that has links on the left, and content on the middle and right. The layout would be very similar to this - http://ryzza007.googlepages.com

I've tried using <TABLE> but it's not working too well. The source code of the page I linked to doesn't make much sense to me. If you could help me work out how to do this that'd be great. I'm hoping to finish this page today.

I'll attach my current code just in case it helps with your responses - it's just a simple page about the Ford Territory. The page isn't being judged by how good it looks, just on the abilty to use HTML.
<HTML>
   <HEAD>
	<TITLE>Ford Territory</TITLE>
   </HEAD>
 
   <BODY bgcolor=#CCCCFF>
	<FONT color="000099" face="CAMBRIA">
 
	<H1 ALIGN="CENTER">The All New Ford Territory</H1>
	<br></br>
 
	<TABLE border="0" width="99%"
		<TR><TH width="160"><b>Home</b><TD><TD>This is a test of some writing that should go on for quite a long time to test out my massive widescreen resolution. Maybe I should type just a little bit more to be on the safe side. That should do it.
		<TR><TH width="160"><b>Models</b><TD><TD">Let's see where this stuff goes.
		<TR><TH width="160"><b>Pricing</b>
		<TR><TH width="160"><b><a href=http://www.ford.com.au TARGET="_blank">Ford Australia</a></b>
		<TR><TH width="160"><b><a href=http://www.ford.com.au/servlet/ContentServer?cid=1137384133381&pagename=Page&c=DFYPage TARGET="_blank">Dealer Locations</a></b>
		<TR><TH width="160"><b><a href=https://www.secure.ford.com.au/servlet/ContentServer?cid=1137384211579&pagename=Page&c=DFYPage TARGET="_blank">Contact Ford</a></b>
	</TABLE>
   </BODY>
</HTML>

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by:erikTsomik
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there are many options that you would have
One of them woul be using <div>
The other is usig HTML frames
http://htmlhelp.com/design/frames/usage/combining.html
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by:Ryan_R
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Just been looking at frames - http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/present/frames.html

How would I get one that looks something like
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How does <div> work? I tried adding into the code earlier, but didn't notice anything.
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gamebits earned 2000 total points
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With tables

<HTML>
   <HEAD>
      <TITLE>Ford Territory</TITLE>
   </HEAD>
 
   <BODY bgcolor=#CCCCFF>
      <FONT color="000099" face="CAMBRIA">
 
      <H1 ALIGN="CENTER">The All New Ford Territory</H1>
      <br></br>
 
      <TABLE border="0" width="99%">
            <tr><td width="20%">    <!-- FIRST COLUMN -->
                     <b>Home</b>
                     <br><b>Models</b>
                     <br><b>Pricing</b>
                     <br><b><a href=http://www.ford.com.au TARGET="_blank">Ford Australia</a></b>
                     <br><b><a href=http://www.ford.com.au/servlet/ContentServer?cid=1137384133381&pagename=Page&c=DFYPage TARGET="_blank">Dealer Locations</a></b>
                     <br><b><a href=https://www.secure.ford.com.au/servlet/ContentServer?cid=1137384211579&pagename=Page&c=DFYPage TARGET="_blank">Contact Ford</a></b>
                </td>
               

            <td width="60%">     <!-- SECOND COLUMN -->
                This is a test of some writing that should go on for quite a long time to test out my massive widescreen resolution. Maybe I should type just a little bit more to be on the safe side. That should do it.
            
                <td width="20%">    <!-- THIRD COLUMN -->
                Let's see where this stuff goes.

      </TABLE>
   </BODY>
</HTML>

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EE has a specific policy against doing someone's homework for them, so you should only ask about specific things that you don't understand.  We are not allowed to write any code for this kind of situation.

From the EE Help:
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"Homework" is loosely defined as an assigment, project or quiz offered up an instructor of a technical, trade or eductional institution as part of a scheduled course of instruction, for which the student receives some kind of credit. The Moderators know what homework looks like, and it will be your task to convince them it isn't.


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by:gamebits
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oops!
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by:Ryan_R
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I'm well aware of all such policies and worded the question to avoid people doing my work for me. Been a member here for some time and work as a CV.  :)
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Thanks for the help guys - I should be able to work out the rest from here.
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