You can use padding on the table cells for controlling "cellpadding" in CSS.
For example: To set 10px of "cellpadding" try this:
you can try using the border-spacing CSS property to your table for "cellspacing".
Example: To set 10px of "cellspacing" do this:
The above property will even allow separating horizontal and vertical spacing, which can not be done just by using "cellspacing".
keypoints are as follows if you are using IE <= 7
This property will work in almost all popular browsers except for Internet Explorer up through Internet Explorer 7. However, these browsers support the border-collapse property, which merges the borders of adjoining table cells.
But, if you want to eliminate cellspacing (that is, cellspacing="0") then the border-collapse:collapse will have the same effect: no space will be there between table cells.
Note: for non-Internet Explorer 5-7 browsers, border-spacing handles you.
For Internet Explorer, if your situation is just right (you want 0 cellspacing and your table doesn't have it defined already), then you can use border-collapse:collapse like this: