Webpage content centering

Somehow I apparently inadvertently changed base code on my website. The content should be centered on the background and it was. Then, while making essentially text changes and copying a page to create a new page, the content shifted to the left side of the screen instead of centered.  

I don't even know what line of code/where controls the positioning on the screen.  I use Dreamweaver CS4.

Website is www.transformationadvisors.com 

Need help to figure out how to put this back together. Please and thank you.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
I'm not sure about the centering but your have some mistakes that are causing problems.  First, your DOCTYPE is incomplete.  It should be:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"   "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">

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from http://www.w3.org/QA/2002/04/valid-dtd-list.html .

Second, in your popup links, you need a space before the 'onclick'.  Firefox at least does not like it all run together.

And 'text-decoration: none' on line 142 needs to be part of a 'style' section, it doesn't work all by itself.
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T4PamAuthor Commented:
Fixing the DOCTYPE and other things did not reposition, but thank you for the corrections.

Two things might be relevant in helping to troubleshoot:

Recently moved the site from MS platform to Unix.  Did not notice the slipped position immediately but it might be related.

Also, when viewed in IE 8, the page is centered on the screen. But in Firefox, it's slipped to the left.
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With the change to Unix, do I need to add code to get the page to center in a Firefox environment?
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
The change to Unix or Linux has nothing to do with the HTML file.  HTML is the same on all platforms.  IE and Firefox do interpret somethings differently though.  What you're doing is not what I do for centering.  What I usually do is create an overall 'div' that has 'margin-left:auto;margin-right:auto;' and that works in all browsers.  I'm not sure how to do that with your page because you have so many tables stacked.

And nothing has changed on the link you posted.
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Tony van SchaikFront-end Web developerCommented:
Just remove text-align:center on the class .mainbg:

.mainbg {
	background-image: url(elements/main_bg.jpg);
	background-repeat: repeat-x;
	background-position: top;
	background-color: 183B41;
	text-align: center; /* Remove this line */
}

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You can find it in this stylesheet: http://www.transformationadvisors.com/ta_elements.css

One other advice, don't use HTML4 and inline CSS styles it will cause you headaches. Use XHTML or HTML5 doctype.
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T4PamAuthor Commented:
Thanks for all the advice as well as the solution.
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