Heh, we aim to please! Now, I'm having a curious problem with the thin bounding columns where the navigation and ads go. When I re-jigged the site the first time a couple of week back I had that grey boundary around it. That's gone, but some of the table structure for it remains. I think I'm going to answer my own question, but - if you define a width for a cell but have no content in it to fix it to that width, will another cell in the same column adopt the maximum width available to it if you don't define its width again?To explain. There's a row which sets blank cells for the various columns used in the main content table. They all have widths attached, and the ones that span multiple rows seem to enforce those widths. However, if I then don't re-specify widths for the cells which do include content only the right hand side column seems to obey the width set by the blank cell.What I'm guessing is that this is why progs like Dreamweaver include 1 pixel spacing gifs as placeholders - and why I've avoided making things quite so complicated for myself in the past! The nested tables may not be helping any, granted.On the plus side, it's easily enough fixed and I've figured out why it needs the horizontal scroll bar and can fix that tonight if I get a chance. I suppose it's just "one of those things". The only reason it's working at the moment is that a cascading style sheet is imposing a width on the cell of the nested table I'm using to display navigation/ad options. So the issue hadn't been so apparent... I'll have to do some more reading round on this I think, but if anyone has any comments please feel free to make them.
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