I now know far more about browser default margins and padding than is good for one sentient being ... but the result is here.
I've tested it with IE and Firefox and it appears not only to work but exude a definite aura of super-spiffyness.
What do you think? I decided to tone down the dazzle of white text on black by adopting light tan on black. I'm tempted to go completely 'Great Western' and change the black background to chocolate.
Aaaahh, chocolate. (tilts head back and drools)