Comments: CSS Issues

Too bad the 'professionals' at Microsoft can't stick to the standards and best practices...

Posted by JP at April 13, 2004 04:54 PM

Actually, Microsoft has the most logical way to look at the box model... but that's another story.

John, you can also use absolute postioning to place your columns. You can find more information about that at W3Schools... I don't remeber the URL off the top od my head. It's a really good guide for beginners.

Posted by Madfish Willie at April 13, 2004 06:59 PM

Madfish,
Attila Girl's original observation was:

"Thought you'd want to know that the boxes on your sidebar are migrating a little to the left on my display (Mac/IE) and are obscuring some of the text in your entries."
Strangely, the code causing that problem was using absolute positioning:

#content{
position: absolute;
top: 105px;
left: 5px;
background:#FFF;
border:2px solid #000;
width:70%;
}
#links{
position: absolute;
top:105px;
right:5px;
background-color#b0c4de;
padding:15px;
width:25%;
}
As you can see, except for the variable width (for which I left a 5% margin of error), I nailed down all of the other margins.

I hope Attila Girl (or another Mac IE user) can let me know whether my new code works.

Thanks for the comment!

Posted by John Lanius at April 13, 2004 09:36 PM