hey guys, so i have 2 tables and i want to align them side by side but no idea how. right now i have one table below the other.
my tables :

<center><p>
        <table border="1" rules="all"  cellspacing="6" cellpadding="6" style="background-color:AntiqueWhite">
            <tr>
                <td colspan="2"><b>HOUSE</b></td>
                <td colspan="2"><b>PERSONAL</b></td>
                <td colspan="2"><b>TRANPORT</b></td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                <td>Rent/Mortgage</td>
                <td><?php if(@$house) {echo "RM ".@$results['rent'];} ?></td>
                <td>Charity</td>
                <td><?php if(@$personal) {echo "RM ".@$query['charity'];} ?></td>
                <td>Public Transport</td>
                <td><?php if(@$transport) {echo "RM ".@$info['public'];} ?></td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                <td>Electric Bill</td>
                <td><?php if(@$house) {echo "RM ".@$results['electric'];} ?></td>
                <td>Parents</td>
                <td><?php if(@$personal) {echo "RM ".@$query['parent'];} ?></td>
                <td>Car Insurance/Road Tax</td>
                <td><?php if(@$transport) {echo "RM ".@$info['insurance'];} ?></td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                <td>Water Bill</td>
                <td><?php if(@$house) {echo "RM ".@$results['water'];} ?></td>
                <td>Children</td>
                <td><?php if(@$personal) {echo "RM ".@$query['child'];} ?></td>
                <td>Car Payment</td>
                <td><?php if(@$transport) {echo "RM ".@$info['pay'];}?></td>
            </tr>
        </table>
    </p></center>

    <center><p>
    <table rules="all" border="1" cellspacing="6" cellpadding="6" style="background-color:AntiqueWhite">
        <tr>
            <td colspan="2"><b>MONTHLY SALARY</b></td>
        <tr>
        <tr>
            <td>Basic Salary</td>
            <td><?php if(@$sql){echo ("RM ".@$result['basic']);}?></td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td>Fixed Allowance</td>
            <td><?php if(@$sql) {echo ("RM ".@$result['allowance']);}?></td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td>Bonus</td>
            <td><?php if(@$sql) {echo ("RM ".@$result['bonus']);}?></td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td colspan="2"><b>OTHER SOURCE OF INCOME<b></td>
        <tr>
    </table>
    </p></center>

any help is appreciated :)

You need one more parent table with 2 cells

<table border=0> 
<tr>
<td>




<center><p>
<table border="1" rules="all"  cellspacing="6" cellpadding="6" style="background-color:AntiqueWhite">
            <tr>
                <td colspan="2"><b>HOUSE</b></td>
                <td colspan="2"><b>PERSONAL</b></td>
                <td colspan="2"><b>TRANPORT</b></td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                <td>Rent/Mortgage</td>
                <td><?php if(@$house) {echo "RM ".@$results['rent'];} ?></td>
                <td>Charity</td>
                <td><?php if(@$personal) {echo "RM ".@$query['charity'];} ?></td>
                <td>Public Transport</td>
                <td><?php if(@$transport) {echo "RM ".@$info['public'];} ?></td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                <td>Electric Bill</td>
                <td><?php if(@$house) {echo "RM ".@$results['electric'];} ?></td>
                <td>Parents</td>
                <td><?php if(@$personal) {echo "RM ".@$query['parent'];} ?></td>
                <td>Car Insurance/Road Tax</td>
                <td><?php if(@$transport) {echo "RM ".@$info['insurance'];} ?></td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                <td>Water Bill</td>
                <td><?php if(@$house) {echo "RM ".@$results['water'];} ?></td>
                <td>Children</td>
                <td><?php if(@$personal) {echo "RM ".@$query['child'];} ?></td>
                <td>Car Payment</td>
                <td><?php if(@$transport) {echo "RM ".@$info['pay'];}?></td>
            </tr>
        </table>
    </p></center>





</td>
<td>





<center><p>
    <table rules="all" border="1" cellspacing="6" cellpadding="6" style="background-color:AntiqueWhite">
        <tr>
            <td colspan="2"><b>MONTHLY SALARY</b></td>
        <tr>
        <tr>
            <td>Basic Salary</td>
            <td><?php if(@$sql){echo ("RM ".@$result['basic']);}?></td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td>Fixed Allowance</td>
            <td><?php if(@$sql) {echo ("RM ".@$result['allowance']);}?></td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td>Bonus</td>
            <td><?php if(@$sql) {echo ("RM ".@$result['bonus']);}?></td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td colspan="2"><b>OTHER SOURCE OF INCOME<b></td>
        <tr>
    </table>
    </p></center>





</td>
</tr>
</table>

Nested tables for layout??!!
It's not 1996 any longer - the world has moved on.

Wrap each table of data in a div and give it a width that matches the table's width.

Style each table to float:left.

You might need to add a clear:both to the next item below the tables.

Normally i'd agree with drjohn about using tables for the purpose of presentation, but in your case, you are already using tables to display data so I dont see an issue with you wrapping the tables in another table.

Anyway, the div concept with the float is definately good.

There are various ways..

You could also wrap the two tables in one div and style accordingly..

 <style>
  table {display:inline-block}
  #wrapper {width:800px;margin:0 auto;}
 </style>

Remove the center and paragraph tags..

<div id="wrapper">
  <table>
   <tr>
    ...
   </tr>
  </table>

  <table>
   <tr>
    ...
   </tr>
  </table>
</div>

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