That's a totally terrific tutorial, toadette! - especially this page (click)
A lot of people use HTML editors to do all the work. As a result, their HTML has a lot of unneeded characters. This can be especially bad when making tables, because tables use so much HTML.
I use Excel for making tables, because I can insert a column of HTML tags right where I need it. I put the text in first, and then insert columns for the HTML tags
first column: <tr><td> middle columns: </td><td> end column: </td></tr>
You don't need the "align" settings most of the time, since the defaults work pretty well. My initial tag is
<table border=0 cellpadding=10>And then my final tag is
</table>Mudcat is set up so posters are not allowed to post tables (improper table tags can give us fits), so I have to set up an exception for special projects that need tables.
(adjust numerical values as needed)