Ok, what we've got is this...

<TABLE>
<TR>
<TD>Ed</TD>
</TR>
</TABLE>

...which gives us this:

Ed


First lets make it look more like a table and give it a border. Every time you make a change and want to see how it looks, you can hit the Reload (or Refresh) button on your browser. Every so often, a change you've made doesn't seem to "stick". In that case, hold the SHIFT button and hit Reload.

<TABLE BORDER=1>
<TR>
<TD>Ed</TD>
</TR>
</TABLE>

Ed


How about a bigger border?

<TABLE BORDER=5>
<TR>
<TD>Ed</TD>
</TR>
</TABLE>

Ed


How about a HUGE border?

<TABLE BORDER=25>
<TR>
<TD>Ed</TD>
</TR>
</TABLE>

Ed


How about NO border?

<TABLE BORDER=0>
<TR>
<TD>Ed</TD>
</TR>
</TABLE>

Ed

As you can see, the default is (usually) no border.


Let's stick with a modest border for now.

<TABLE BORDER=3>
<TR>
<TD>Ed</TD>
</TR>
</TABLE>

Ed


When no sizes are specified the table is only as big as it needs to be.

<TABLE BORDER=3>
<TR>
<TD>Ed, Rick and Tom</TD>
</TR>
</TABLE>

Ed, Rick and Tom


Specifying a table size is pretty simple though.

<TABLE BORDER=3 WIDTH=100%>
<TR>
<TD>Ed, Rick and Tom</TD>
</TR>
</TABLE>

Ed, Rick and Tom


How about this?

<TABLE BORDER=3 WIDTH=75%>
<TR>
<TD>Ed, Rick and Tom</TD>
</TR>
</TABLE>

Ed, Rick and Tom