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1:54 am on Jul 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Hello forum. I have inherited a project. It uses CSS to format the body of the web page.

Its appearance needs reworking. Right now it looks like a bock plopped in the middle of the browser window. I want it to have nice borders and a header going across the top and the bottom.

Here is what it looks like now:

Here is what I would like it to look like:

I am not as experienced with CSS as I would like to be. But I was able to dig into the code and find where the html was formatted. I am writing this post now because I would prefer if this design was on a table rather than on the entire HTML page.

The CSS element "html" is defined ni a "main.css" file like this:

html{background-color:#eee;padding:0px;overflow:auto;height:100%;}html body,html form{background-image:url('../images/body-background.gif');
width:1200px;margin:0px auto;box-shadow:0 0 15px 15px #bbbbbb;padding:0px;}
the image
is not the background of the whitespace on the right and left. This gif file is the background of the block in the middle.

So, how do I make this declaration a table declaration instead of a declaration and format for the entire page? And once this change has been made, what sort of corresponding code changes do I need to do in other code files?

[edited by: phranque at 6:54 am (utc) on Jul 8, 2013]
[edit reason] no photobucket links - please see the CSS forum Charter [/edit]

3:44 am on July 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Can you rephrase the question in a way that doesn't put the words "prefer" and "format" and "table" into the same sentence? :(

If you want a background-image to apply to the entire page, with no whitespace, you have to attach it to the <body> element. (Just to confuse you, the word "margin" has a different meaning when applied to the body than it does anywhere else in CSS.)
4:10 am on July 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Lucy. This, I think, as put me on a better path and I seem to be making some progress, now.