How can I leave a margin on both sides of the page?
EXTRA ADVICE: Always make a background such as this 1281 pixels wide so that it does not "repeat" across the page on wide screens. Since 1280 is the maximum width, 1281 does the trick! ALSO: be sure you spell background as BACKGROUND! The most common bug here is to spell it as BACKROUND missing the G!!!
<CENTER> <TABLE WIDTH="80%" > <TR> <TD> This text stands off nicely from the edges of the screen. It will adjust itself to consume 80% of the screen- no matter what the size of the browser. This means that you will have 10% on each side of the screen free of text. Keep in mind that your text area will be shorter on high resolution displays and longer on low resolution displays. <P> This is easy to do using the CENTER tags along with a minimal TABLE. Do not set <I>BORDER=0</I> as some browsers may set the border to 1 on their own! </TD> </TR> </TABLE> </CENTER>