Align UI elements

Please let me know how I can align all elements (text box, radio button) on the same margin, in a form. The text labels preceding the corresponding UI element should be right aligned.

For ex:
https://edit.yahoo.com/registration?.intl=us&.lang=en-US&.pd=ym_ver%253D0%2526c%253D%2526ivt%253D%2526sg%253D&new=1&.done=http%3A//mail.yahoo.com&.src=ym&.v=0&.u=bqld73h7mdlm6&partner=&.partner=&pkg=&stepid=&.p=&promo=&.last=

Thanks!
dshrenikAsked:
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SANDY_SKConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Does this help

<STYLE type="text/css">

.alignLeft{
	TEXT-ALIGN:left;
}


.alignRight{
	TEXT-ALIGN:right;
}
</STYLE>

<TABLE>
	<TR>
		<TD class="alignRight"> Name :</TD>
		<TD  class="alignLeft"> <input Type="text" Name="name" ></TD>
	</TR>
	<TR>
		<TD class="alignRight"> Age :</TD>
		<TD class="alignLeft"> <input Type="text" Name="age" size=3></TD>
	</TR>
	<TR>
		<TD class="alignRight"> Gender :</TD>
		<TD  class="alignLeft">
			<input Type="radio" Name="gender"> Male
			<input Type="radio" Name="gender"> Female
		</TD>
	</TR>
</TABLE>

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LZ1Commented:
Please don't use tables to lay this out.  You can do it more semantically this way:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<style type="text/css">
	#wrapper{width:980px;position:relative;margin:0 auto;}
	#formContainer{width:500px;margin:0 auto;position:relative;}
	fieldset{float:left;clear:both;width:500px;padding:10px;}
	label{float:left;width:250px;text-align:right;margin-right:10px;}
	input{float:left;width:200px;}

</style>
</head>

<body>
	<div id="wrapper">
  	<div id="formContainer">
    	<form>
      	<fieldset>
        	<label>Name:</label>
          <input type="text" id="name">
      	</fieldset>
        
      	<fieldset>
        	<label>Address:</label>
          <input type="text" id="Address">
      	</fieldset>

      	<fieldset>
        	<label>City:</label>
          <input type="text" id="City">
      	</fieldset>

      	<fieldset>
        	<label>State:</label>
          <input type="text" id="State">
      	</fieldset>
      
      	<fieldset>
        	<label>Zip Code:</label>
          <input type="text" id="Zip">
      	</fieldset>
      
      </form>    
    </div><!--end formContainer -->
	</div><!--end wrapper -->

</body>
</html>

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LZ1Connect With a Mentor Commented:
I forgot to include radio buttons and checkboxes:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<style type="text/css">
	#wrapper{width:980px;position:relative;margin:0 auto;}
	#formContainer{width:500px;margin:0 auto;position:relative;}
	fieldset{float:left;clear:both;width:500px;padding:10px;}
	label{float:left;width:250px;text-align:right;margin-right:10px;}
	input{float:left;}

</style>
</head>

<body>
	<div id="wrapper">
  	<div id="formContainer">
    	<form>
      	<fieldset>
        	<label>Name:</label>
          <input type="text" id="name">
      	</fieldset>
        
      	<fieldset>
        	<label>Address:</label>
          <input type="text" id="Address">
      	</fieldset>

      	<fieldset>
        	<label>City:</label>
          <input type="text" id="City">
      	</fieldset>

      	<fieldset>
        	<label>State:</label>
          <input type="text" id="State">
      	</fieldset>
      
      	<fieldset>
        	<label>Zip Code:</label>
          <input type="text" id="Zip">
      	</fieldset>
        
        <fieldset>
        	<label>Radio Button1</label>
          <input type="radio">
			
        	<label>Radio Button2</label>
          <input type="radio">

        	<label>Radio Button3</label>
          <input type="radio">
        </fieldset>
        <fieldset>
      		<label>Checkbox 1</label>
          <input type="checkbox">
        </fieldset>
      </form>    
    </div><!--end formContainer -->
	</div><!--end wrapper -->

</body>
</html>

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SANDY_SKCommented:
Just out of curiosity, what is wrong with tables??
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LZ1Commented:
When laying out tabular data(spreadsheet-like), nothing at all. Even when using forms it's acceptable in some situations.  

However, a little CSS and semantic HTML and you can give much better results and allow for much greater control over the elements in the long run.

If you want to find out more about tables vs css just Google:  tables vs css layout

The debate can get hot and heated and in some cases offensive.  Don't say I didn't warn you. :)
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SANDY_SKCommented:
Hmmm... fair enough......

and as you say i am pretty sure there are enough people to debate on both sides of the topic..
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dshrenikAuthor Commented:
Thanks, everyone!
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