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Whicksy
04-13-2009, 12:46 PM
Hello,

I have a block menu within container. The menu appears in the correct position in IE8,Chrome 1.0.154.53, Firefox 3.0.5. However in IE7 it is positioned higher(neared top of the border).

When I remove the width and height in the container the problem disappears?



<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<title>Block Test</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

<style type="text/css">
#container {
text-align: left;
margin: 0 auto;
position: relative;
left:0px;
top:20px;
width:900px;
height:600px;
border-style: solid;
border-width: 1px;
}
#menuHome {
position:absolute;
left: 2px;
top: 2px;
}
#menuHome ul li {
display: block;
list-style: none;
font: 14px Verdana;
}
#menuHome a {
color: #999999;
text-decoration: none;
list-style: none;
}
#menuHome a:hover {
color: #000000;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>
<div id="container"; margin-top: 0;>
<div id="menuHome">
<ul>
<li><a href="#" title="home">Home</span></a></li>
<li><a href="#" title="services">Services</a></li>
<li><a href="#" title="projects">Projects</a></li>
<li><a href="#" title="testimonials">Testimonials</a></li>
<li><a href="#" title="contact">Contact</a></li>
</ul>
</div>
</div>
</body>
</html>



I am not very experienced using CSS, so any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance

Whicksy
04-13-2009, 01:19 PM
Appologies, here is corrected code example>


<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<title>Block Test</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

<style type="text/css">
#container {
text-align: left;
margin: 0 auto;
position: relative;
left:0px;
top:20px;
width:900px;
height:600px;
border-style: solid;
border-width: 1px;
}
#menuHome {
position:absolute;
left: 2px;
top: 2px;
}
#menuHome ul li {
display: block;
list-style: none;
font: 14px Verdana;
}
#menuHome a {
color: #999999;
text-decoration: none;
list-style: none;
}
#menuHome a:hover {
color: #000000;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>
<div id="container">
<div id="menuHome">
<ul>
<li><a href="#" title="home">Home</a></li>
<li><a href="#" title="services">Services</a></li>
<li><a href="#" title="projects">Projects</a></li>
<li><a href="#" title="testimonials">Testimonials</a></li>
<li><a href="#" title="contact">Contact</a></li>
</ul>
</div>
</div>
</body>
</html>

BoldUlysses
04-13-2009, 04:04 PM
Give this a go:


<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<title>Block Test</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

<style type="text/css">

* {
margin:0;
padding:0;
}

#container {
text-align: left;
margin:20px auto 0;
position: relative;
width:900px;
height:600px;
border-style: solid;
border-width: 1px;
}
#menuHome {
position:absolute;
left: 2px;
top: 2px;
}
#menuHome ul li {
display: block;
list-style: none;
font: 14px Verdana;
}
#menuHome a {
color: #999999;
text-decoration: none;
list-style: none;
}
#menuHome a:hover {
color: #000000;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>

<div id="container">
<div id="menuHome">
<ul>
<li><a href="#" title="home">Home</a></li>
<li><a href="#" title="services">Services</a></li>
<li><a href="#" title="projects">Projects</a></li>
<li><a href="#" title="testimonials">Testimonials</a></li>
<li><a href="#" title="contact">Contact</a></li>
</ul>
</div>
</div>

</body>
</html>

Your problem was coming from the fact that different browsers have different defaults when it comes to adding margins and padding. Adding the code above (called the "universal reset") effectively "zeroes out" the defaults and allows all browsers to start from the same place as far as margins and padding are concerned.

Also simplified a bit of your #container code.

Whicksy
04-13-2009, 11:24 PM
Thanks so much:), got back home this evening with perfect answer to my problem. Great. Will read up about "universal reset".



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