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08-13-2004, 08:28 PM
The site http://payclerk.com was built for me and I have been playing with it to learn how to manage and modify it before I announce it to the world.

I've got the basic idea of HTML and CSS, but I am not versed enough to make some modifications that I desire.

I would like to change the page http://payclerk.com/PCTemplate.htm from 779 pixels to 960 pixels wide and insert a third colmn/table/cell on the right hand side where the 181 pixels are added.

Can anyone tell me what to add, and where to add it, in the source?

I've tried playing with it in the AceHTML 5 Free editor, but the center column seems to slip to the right when I add the width. I can't seem to get the right hand column to keep any width.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

08-13-2004, 09:11 PM
The page is useing nested tables so it is pretty hard to follow. The first thing you would have to do is change the width in the main table that is holding all the others to your 960. You would then have to track down the table that his holding the main body of the text and add your column to that table and check width and such on that one. It could get pretty complicated and you would really have to do some figuring on the width of each of the tables and a td tags. Something else many times if you add a column to a table and there in nothing in that column it well not show up but be sized down when viewed in a browser. IF you look at the bottom of that page there is an image that is in a column - <td></td> tag that is used as a spacer to hold the column at a set size. Looks like it is not very wide on that one and not sure why the person used it there but that is what I do to hold a table at a certain size if I am using it as a spacer or something.

All that being said. IF you increase your size to 960 it is not going to allow many folks to veiw that page without haveing to scroll side to side wich most folks think is not a good thing to do. Right now the width is set so that it is going to display in most all folks browsers without that happening. A lot of web designers use percentages in the width of tables so that they adjust automaticlly to a users screen.

Hopefully that well give you something to work with. Sorry I couldn't give you an exact but the page is so nested I would have to take it into an editor and to make sure I didn't miss something and I was just doing a scan of your source code.