HTML help needed!

By Jamie Lisle
Jul 17, 2011
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  1. Not sure if this is the right part of the forum for this so sorry if it is not.

    I was wondering how to create a webpage like the bbc sport website.
    Sorry I can't post links.
    With the page centered in the middle.

    Is it margins?

  2. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 783

    Hello and welcome to Techspot! You can use this html tags:


    I hope this helped you!
  3. Jamie Lisle

    Jamie Lisle TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the reply. Won't that just center everything on the page?

    I am quite fluent in html but I just can't figure this out.

    Check out the bbc sports website, I'm wondering how to get the two grey bits on the side!

  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,150   +597

    The classic method of 'multi-columns' on webpages is using tables.
    Setting the outer cell width to a percentage and the inner cell to width='*' will at least avoid fixed width pages (ie the user's window can be resized)

    A better technique today is using CSS, but suggest you master the tables choice first
  5. LifeSteala

    LifeSteala TS Rookie

    Wrong. Do not master HTML tables. Tables should be used for raw data only and not be used for semantic layouts. Use CSS, and master CSS positioning.

    To achieve your goal do this:

    <style type="text/css">
    #wrapper {
      margin: 0 auto;
      width: 1000px;
    #header, #content {
      width: 100%;
    <div id="wrapper">
      <div id="header"
      <div id="content">
  6. lopdog

    lopdog TS Maniac Posts: 295

    Using <center></center> will just center all your content and text, and does not look good. If you use CSS on your page, you can read a simple guide at, or just google for "CSS centering" or something like that.

    If you don't use CSS jobeard's suggestion to use tables seems like a good idea.

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