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Hi,

I would like to apologize in advance for the mess that I am about to post. I have been trying to convert my navigation page which was originally made as a huge table with outdated code into a 3 column list that uses a small graphic of grapes as the bullet for the link. I have ben working on this since 10 o'clock this morning and I am having a ton of problems. I think that I am calculating the negative margin wrong because I cannot get the three columns to line up at the top. Then when I try to use the (clear: left;) in my second column so my grapes sack neatly the graphic will only clear to the bottom of the previous row. I tried using padding-top but then I get the stair effect with my links. My site was written ten years ago and I have been working really hard to redo all the code and get away from tables. So far all my pages validate except for this one and 2 others that I did not get to yet. Here is a link to what the page looks like with the old code and tables: www.medeaslair.net/myths.html

Here is my ridiculous try at rewriting the code. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>Tableless Three Column List</title>
<style type="text/css">
<!--
body {
color: black;
padding-top: 45px;
background-image: url("images/tan_marble3.jpg");
text-align:center;
font-family: papyrus;
font-weight: bold;
font-size: 15px;
}
 
#container {
width: 750px;
margin: 0 auto;
text-align:left;
 
}
 
li.col1a, li.col1b, li.col1c, li.col1d, li.col1e, li.col1f, li.col1g, li.col1h, li.col1i, li.col1j, li.col1k, li.col1l, li.col1m, li.col1n, li.col1o, li.col1p, li.col1q, li.col1r, li.col1s, li.col1t, li.col1u, li.col1v  {
  margin-left: 0;
}
 
li.col2a, li.col2b, li.col2c, li.col2d, li.col2e, li.col2f, li.col2g, li.col2h, li.col2i, li.col2j, li.col2k, li.col2l, li.col2m, li.col2n, li.col2o, li.col2p, li.col2q, li.col2r, li.col2s, li.col2t, li.col2u, li.col2v, li.col2w, li.col2x, li.col2y, li.col2z   {
  margin-left: 18em;
}
 
li.col3a, li.col3b, li.col3c, li.col3d, li.col3e, li.col3f, li.col3g, li.col3h, li.col3i, li.col3j, li.col3k, li.col3l, li.col3m, li.col3n, li.col3o, li.col3p, li.col3q, li.col3r, li.col3s, li.col3t   {
  margin-left: 34em;
}
 
.coltopper {
  margin-top: -51em;
}
 
#listyles {
display: block;
padding-top: 45px;
margin: 0;
width: 100%;
list-style-type: none;
}
 
a:link {
color: #06f;
text-decoration: none;
}
 
a:hover {
color:#f00;
text-decoration: none;
}
 
image {
  border-style: none;
}
 
li.col2a, li.col3a {
margin-top: -51em;
}
 
#listyles li {
line-height: 1.5em;
}
 
h1 {
  text-align: center;
}
 
#email {
  text-align: center;
  text-decoration: none;
  padding-top: 35px;
  border: 0;
 
-->
</style>
</head>
<body>
 
<div id="container">
<img src="images/grapes-l.gif" style="float: left; width: 70px; height: 85px;" alt="Grapes" title="Grapes" />
<img src="images/grapestran.gif" style="float: right; width: 70px; height: 85px;" alt="Greek Man" title="Greek Man" />
<h1>Tales of Greek Mythology</h1>
<img src="images/bar66.gif" style="float: left; padding-left: 100px; width: 420px;" alt="Vine" title="Vine" />
<br />
 
<ul id="listyles">
<li class="col1a"><u>Gods and Goddesses</u></li>
 
<li class="col1b" style="padding-top: 10px;"><a href="aphrodite.html"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Aphrodite</li>
 
<li class="col1c" style="clear: left;"><a href="apollo.html"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Apollo</li>
 
<li class="col1d" style="clear: left;"><a href="artemis.html"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none:" alt="grapes""></a>Artemis</li>
 
<li class="col1e" style="clear: left;"><a href="athena.html"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-aligh: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Athena</li>
 
<li class="col1f" style="clear: left;"><a href="dionysus.html"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Dionysus</li>
 
<li class="col1g" style="clear: left;"><a href="hades.html"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Hades</li>
 
<li class="col1h" style="clear: left;"><a href="hera.html"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Hera</li>
 
<li class="col1i" style="clear: left;"><a href="hermes.html"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Hermes</li>
 
<li class="col1j" style="clear: left;"><a href="poseidon.html"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Poseidon</li>
 
<li class="col1k" style="clear: left;"><a href="zeus.html"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-aligh: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: nine;" alt="grapes"></a>Zeus</li>
 
<li class="col1l" style="padding-top: 30px;"><u>Tales of Love and Woe</u></li>
 
<li class="col1m" style="padding-top: 10px;"><a href="hermes.html#baucis">
<img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Baucis and Philemon</li>
 
<li class="col1n" style="clear: left;"><a href="cupid.html"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Cupid and Psyche</li>
 
<li class="col1o" style="clear: left;"><a href="pan.html#echo"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Echo and Narcissus</li>
 
<li class="col1p" style="clear: left;"><a href="pan.html#endymion"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Endymion</li>
 
<li class="col1q" style="clear: left;"><a href="artemis.html#orion"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Orion</li>
 
<li class="col1r" style="clear: left;"><a href="orpheus.html"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Orpheus and Eurydice</li>
 
<li class="col1s" style="padding: 30px;"><u>Giants and Beasts</u></li>
 
<li class="col1t"><a href="artemis.html#otus"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Otus and Ephialtes</li>
 
<li class="col1u" style="clear: left;"><a href="minotaur.html"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;"alt="grapes"></a>The Minotaur</li>
 
<li class="col1v" style="clear: left;"><a href="cyclopes.html"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>The Cyclopes</li>
 
 
 
<li class="col2a coltopper"><u>Men and Heroes</u></li>
 
<li class="col2b" style="padding-top: 10px;"><a href="atreus.html#agamemnon"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Agamemnon</li>
 
<li class="col2c" style="clear: left;"><a href="atreus.html"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;"></a>Atreus</li>
 
<li class="col2d" style="clear: left;"><a href="daedalus.html"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Daedalus and Icarus</li>
 
<li class="col2e" style="clear: left;"><a href="athena.html#erichthonius"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Erichthonius
</li>
 
<li class="col2f" style="clear: left;"><a href="heracles.html"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Heracles</li>
 
<li class="col2g" style="clear: left;"><a href="apollo.html#hyacinthus"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Hyacinthus
</li>
 
<li class="col2h" style="clear: left;"><a href="hera.html#ixion"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Ixion</li>
 
<li class="col2i" style="clear: left;"><a href="atreus.html#orestes"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Orestes</li>
 
<li class="col2j" style="clear: left;"><a href="dionysus.html#pentheus"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Pentheus</li>
 
<li class="col2k" style="clear: left;"><a href="perseus.html"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Perseus</li>
 
<li class="col2l" style="clear: left;"><a href="phrixus.html"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Phrixus
 
<li class="col2m" style="clear: left;"><a href="pandora.html"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Prometheus</li>
 
<li class="col2n" style="clear: left;"><a href="hades.html#sisyphus"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Sisyphus</li>
 
<li class="col2o" style="clear: left;"><a href="atreus.html#tantalus"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Tantalus</li>
 
<li class="col2p" style="padding-top: 30px;"><u>Tales of the Sea</u></li>
 
<li class="col2q" style="padding-top: 10px;"><a href="sea.html"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Sea Myths</li>
 
<li class="col2r" style="clear: left;"><a href="circe.html#glaucus"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Glaucus and Scylla</li>
 
 <li class="col2s" style="clear: left;"><a href="sea.html#nereus"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Nereus</li>
 
<li class="col2t" style="clear: left;"><a href="sea.html#sirens"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>The Sirens</li>
 
<li class="col2u" style="clear: left;"><a href="sea.html#triton"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Triton</li>
 
 
<li class="col2v" style="padding-top: 30px;"><u>Tales of Interest</u></li>
 
<li class="col2w" style="padding-top: 10px;"><a href="garden.html"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: 4px;" alt="grapes"></a>Mythic Garden</li>
 
<li class="col2x" style="clear: left;"><a href="samhain.html"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Blessed Samhain</li>
 
<li class="col2y" style="clear: left;"><a href="thor.html"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Thor</li>
 
<li class="col2z" style="clear: left;"><a href="links.html"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Links and Credits</li>
 
 
 
<li class="col3a coltopper"><u>Women and Witches</u></li>
 
<li class="col3b" style="padding-top: 10px;"><a href="heracles.html#alcmene"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Alcmene</li>
 
<li class="col3c" style="clear: left;"><a href="athena.html#arachne"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Arachne</li>
 
<li class="col3d" style="clear: left;"><a href="circe.html"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Circe</li>
 
<li class="col3e" style="clear: left;"><a href="dionysus.html#erigone"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Erigone</li>
 
<li class="col3f" style="clear: left;"><a href="zeus.html#europa"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Europa</li>
 
<li class="col3g" style="clear: left;"><a href="zeus.html#io"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Io</li>
 
<li class="col3h" style="clear: left;"><a href="zeus.html#leda"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Leda</li>
 
<li class="col3h" style="clear: left;"><a href="leto.html"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle: padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Leto</li>
 
<li class="col3h" style="clear: left;"><a href="medea.html"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Medea</li>
 
<li class="col3i" style="clear: left;"><a href="leto.html#niobe"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Niobe
 
<li class="col3j" style="clear: left;"><a href="pandora.html#pandora"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Pandora</li>
 
<li class="col3k" style="clear: left;"><a href="persephone.html"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Persephone</li>
 
<li class="col3l" style="clear: left;"><a href="dionysus.html#semele"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Semele</li>
 
<li class="col3m" style="clear: left;"><a href="pan.html#syrinx"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-alogn: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Syrinx</li>
 
<li class="col3n" style="padding-top: 30px;"><u>Satyrs and Centaurs</u></li>
 
<li class="col3o" style="padding-top: 10px;"><a href="chiron.html"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Chiron</li>
 
<li class="col3p" style="clear: left;"><a href="dionysus.html#midas"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle: padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>King Midas</li>
 
 
<li class="col3q" style="clear: left;"><a href="apollo.html#marsyas"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Marsyas</li>
 
 
<li class="col3r" style="clear: left;"><a href="chiron.html#nessus"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Nessus</li>
 
 
<li class="col3s" style="clear: left;"><a href="pan.html"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Pan
 
 
<li class="col3t" style="clear: left;"><a href="chiron.html#peirithous"><img src="images/grape.gif" style="float: left; text-align: middle; padding-right: 4px; border-style: none;" alt="grapes"></a>Peirithous
</li>
 
 
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