Thanks everyone, for the input. Here's the scoop: I can see the black lettering on the dark teal background just fine, because my monitor is set at 800 x 600 pixels. At that setting, everything fits the screen perfectly. On the higher setting, the images don't even extend all the way across the page, and the print is very small. I built it for 800 x 600 pixels. So, I dinked with the color code until I found a lighter colored background that I think will make the black letters show up better. Do you guys agree?
I tried Silver, but I don't like the way it looks, overall. Most of the colors are WAY too bright to change the lettering. I should make the lettering fuchsia or yellow, just to make you all thankful for the black lettering. haha.
Jordan, you are right. CSS is the way to achieve what I'm after. I will eventually get there. I'm just not there yet. At this point, I am just happy my links work, my images are lined up the way I wanted them, and my tables are in the order I meant them to be! That was a feat in itself. Something went wacky partway through and the ugly D-Land bar at the bottom was in the middle of my page, uglying up the place. I thought I'd never get it back down to the bottom, like God intended.
If you guys want to see what the page is supposed to look like, set your monitor on 800 x 600 pixels for a minute and get an eyefull. I don't like this lighter color as much as the darker teal, but I'll have to mess with again again later.
For now, I have a massage appointment to get ready for!!!! I need it. Later, gators.