<hr />tag, this method uses three
<div />tags, each with a different
background-colorassigned to it. The tutorial that I found at this page - http://www.angelfire.com/fl5/html-tutorial/tables/lines.htm - suggests doing this sort of thing in tables and three table rows, indicating that this was better than an
<hr />tag. I modified the idea to work for
<div />since I am following the movement away from tables to accomplish layout elements rather than presenting tabular data, which is what they (
<table />s) are actually for.
<div />s cannot be 'pretty-printed' or it messes things up.