Here's a great way to design and preview a nested table for your website or auction.
Select three backgrounds by using the radio buttons for your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices.
Click 'Preview It!' at the bottom of the page.
The tiles are shown smaller/larger than they actually are and are somewhat distorted due to sizing constraints.
The background choices you make will be displayed undistorted,
along with the HTML code needed to set up your web page or auction page, on the Results page.
Just copy/paste the HTML code to a Notepad file.
Copy the background tiles to your hard drive and upload them to your website or an image host.
Auction page instructions:
If you are using these nested tables on an eBay auction page, be sure to use the alternate code listed at the bottom of the next page.
You also need to be aware that you have to insert the absolute address (the full URL starting with http://) when using these background images on eBay.
Translation for the above statement:
The nested table templates have 3 different spots where you need to add the URL of the 3 backgrounds you chose. You need to right click on each of the 3 backgrounds you selected for your tables and save them to your hard drive. From there you need to upload them to an outside image host. If you don't already have an image host, you can find one here.
Once you upload the 3 background images to an image host, they will be assigned a URL (an address). You need to replace this section of the code with those 3 URLs and you need to use the entire URL, beginning with http://
Where the code indicates BACKGROUND=, that is where you will copy/paste your URL:
<table width=100% cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 border=1 background=http://YourURL/background1.jpg>
<table width=100% cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 border=1 background=http://YourURL/background2.jpg>
<table width=100% cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 border=1 background=http://YourURL/background3.jpg>
If your auction pics are wider than about 500 pixels, you may also want to cut down on the cellpadding values so your auction doesn't make viewers with 800 x 600 screen resolutions have to scroll left to right. Best of luck.