RE: tables. As I understand it, every table is parsed twice by the browser - once for structure/format, then again for content. Not efficient.
Table-less design/development has a bit of a high learning curve, but it's much better for performance.
If anyone knows of a website that can offer ColdFusion help that isn't controlled by neurotic, pedantic jerks* (stackoverflow.com), please PM me with a link.
* The neurotic, pedantic jerks are not the owners; just the people who are in control of the "popularity contest".