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Using Tables to keep text clear of the left side background

Can you read the text that is under that part of the page? It is there but overlaying the background.

Even bold text doesn't work very well

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Using Tables to keep text clear of the left side background

Now let's have it done the correct way using a table for the contents of the text. I'll put the table border here so that you can see where it is!

that left hand column is set at a width of 20% using:

<TABLE BORDER CELLPADDING="2">
<TR>
<TD width="20%"></TD>
<TD>Now let's have it done the ....

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Using Tables to keep text clear of the left side background

Now let's have the same again but without the border of the table. That left hand column is set at a width of 20% still, but now with the borders not turned on using:

<TABLE CELLPADDING="2">
<TR>
<TD width="20%"></TD>
<TD>Now let's have the same again but without the border...

Kinda neat, and it works perfectly as all the actual content of the web page is in this column of the table.

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Transparent background gif buttons can show up nicely in that left had column though.

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