First of all, I think this is a fantastic idea! I`ve thought for years,
that with all the young unwed mothers out there on welfare, they could
be joined with working moms as "au paire" girls. Both sides would win.
I took a closer look, barely seeing the yellow cell to the right of the
upper row. The first thing is that you`ve got a table within a table,
and the outer table isn`t set up very well. I`m not at ALL a developer,
but I have a sense of how tables work fairly well.
You`ll probably do a whole lot better with cascading style sheets
(CSS), but that`ll mean learning how all that works. There`s some good
stuff on the Web, if you just use Google for the term, and explore.
In the meantime, your table looks like it`s about 600px wide. That`s
pretty narrow, and I`ve found that 900-950 works very well on most of
If you set that first table to 950, then you can span the top row and
make the outer border the green. That`ll go all the way to the top. But
first, you have a couple of extra Paragraph (<p>) tags above the
table. They`re putting white space at the top, and that`s keeping the
right border from going all the way up.
I`m wondering if you can see the source code in whatever editor you`re
using? If not, then you need a different editor. Mozilla`s "Nvu" is
very good, and free. It has many of the features in DreamWeaver, and
there`s a good online tutorial. It also has a CSS tool that helps you
set up styles quite well.
Again, I`m not at all a developer, and I`m supposing someone will join
us in this topic. They`ll have many more ideas. For now, though, it
looks like the top paragraph tags, the unjoined (spanned) row, and the
narrow table are causing your problem. At least it looks that way to
me, anyway. :-D
On a side note, it`s not good form to mix two basically different font
types. You`re split between serif and sans serif. People tend to be
able to read sans serif (e.g., Arial, Helvetica) more easily than the
serif fonts (e.g., Times Roman). Choose one or the other, and bring
them into conformity.