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11-07-2006, 12:46 AM
On my site I am trying to create a conversation, with one person's name styled one way, and the other person's styled another. I made the styles with CSS, but I think I did all my float stuff incorrectly.
Page in question (http://www.pulpingfiction.com/burger.htm)
Obviously I don't want all the "me"s and the "manager"s to be nested, any idea how to fix this?
11-07-2006, 12:51 AM
You could use clear:left; but you're using div's totally the wrong (semantic) way...
One of the best methods would be to use <span>'s as they are displayed inline by default.
11-07-2006, 12:56 AM
I changed them to span's, but now all the styles aren't being applied to them. I'm assuming I need to change the css file somehow since I changed the div's to span's, but I'm not quick sure what to do.
11-07-2006, 12:59 AM
I don't see the change you've made online?
You can keep the CSS just remove the floats, eg.
Just a note: Font sizes in px won't resize in IE, and (I'm sure you know but) tables should not be used for layout...
11-07-2006, 01:08 AM
Okay thanks, I realized that I changed my div starting tags, but I forgot to change my close tags...stupid I know.
And I didn't know that the font wont resize in IE with px, should I just use % instead?
And yes I'm quite aware that tables are becoming quite outdated for layouts, I just haven't really had a whole lot of time to really understand exactly how to make a layout purely with CSS. Plus in my web design class we learn basically nothing (literally the teacher asks ME how to do stuff on a regular basis, it's pathetic), so I'm having to learn all this stuff on my own.
11-07-2006, 01:10 AM
Well em is probably the best way to define a font size value.
Feel free to stick around; ask and learn! ...and check out http://www.w3schools.com/ :)
11-07-2006, 01:12 AM
That's where I learned HTML 4 years ago, back in 8th grade.
And I just started actually using CSS this year, so I'm way behind the times!
11-07-2006, 01:19 AM
Hehe well there's quite a good introduction to CSS on w3schools, and many people would also recommend http://www.htmldog.com/ .
The best method in my opinion to learning CSS is just to practice experimenting with layouts etc (I still do!).
11-07-2006, 01:20 AM
Okay great, thank you very much Mark, you've been a huge help.
11-07-2006, 01:21 AM
No problem! :thumbsup:
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