It is suggested by standards organizations such as the W3C that one use CSS instead of using the table tag. CSS is supported by versions of Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator greater than 3.0. CSS is reusable and helps to seperate formatting pecularities from the text of the page.

The following is an example:

<style type="text/css">
.pork {
  width: 200px;
  border: thin solid #999999;
  text-align: center;
  background-color: #ffffff;

<div class="pork">this is just some text</div>