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Ani[|]al
11-23-2011, 08:18 PM
Hi all thanks for reading i am having a bit of a issue with my collage work there is a large amount of white space to the top right of my images and there is also a bit of unnessacery white space to the top left also but not as much (marked in RED )

i have been working on this issue for about 3 hours and i am completly stuck sorry if this is a simple question but i am still in my first month of learning html/css

How site should look

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y40/b-master/homepagemockup.jpg

How it currenlty looks

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y40/b-master/whitesparearea.png



Site link (http://www.heliparis.webspace.virginmedia.com/)

HTML Code




<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="Javascript"><!--
var isNS = (navigator.appName == "Netscape") ? 1 : 0;
var EnableRightClick = 0;
if(isNS)
document.captureEvents(Event.MOUSEDOWN||Event.MOUSEUP);
function mischandler(){
if(EnableRightClick==1){ return true; }
else {return false; }
}
function mousehandler(e){
if(EnableRightClick==1){ return true; }
var myevent = (isNS) ? e : event;
var eventbutton = (isNS) ? myevent.which : myevent.button;
if((eventbutton==2)||(eventbutton==3)) return false;
}
function keyhandler(e) {
var myevent = (isNS) ? e : window.event;
if (myevent.keyCode==96)
EnableRightClick = 1;
return;
}
document.oncontextmenu = mischandler;
document.onkeypress = keyhandler;
document.onmousedown = mousehandler;
document.onmouseup = mousehandler;
//-->
</script>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>John Leslie | Garden Design</title>
<link href="css/garden.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
<style type="text/css">
h5 {
color: #666;
}
h2 {
font-size: 20px;
color: #A89C7B;
}
a:active {
color: #9C0;
}
h3 {
color: #999;
}
h4 {
color: #A89C7B;
}
h6 {
color: #999;
}
h1 {
color: #A89C7B;
}
</style>
</head>

<body>

<div class="container">
<div class="sidebar1"></div>
<div class="content">
<div class="img"> <img src="images/home_main-01.jpg" alt="" width="282" height="405" align="left" />

<div class="desc">
</div>
</div>
<div class="img"> <a href="index.html"><img src="images/grdns_country_01.jpg" alt="" width="124" height="122" /></a>

<div class="desc">
<h4>GARDENS</h4>
<h5>Click for details</h5>
</div>
</div>
<div class="img"> <a href="index.html"><img src="images/feat_thm_water.jpg" alt="" width="124" height="122" /></a>

<div class="desc">
<h4>WATER</h4>
<h5>Click for details</h5>
</div>
</div>
<div class="img"> <a href="index.html"><img src="images/feat_thm_wood.jpg" alt="" width="124" height="122" /></a>

<div class="desc">
<h4>WOOD</h4>
<h5>Click for details</h5>
</div>
</div>
<div class="img"> <a href="index.html"><img src="images/feat_thm_general.jpg" alt="" width="124" height="122" /></a>

<div class="desc">
<h4>GENERAL</h4>
<h5>Click for details</h5>
</div>
</div>
<div class="maincontent">
<h2>JOHN LESLIE GARDENS</h2>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>A complete redesign of the clients website.<br />
Design, creation and implementation of a website, containing a set of categorised online 'gallery' sections to showcase the clients past work in designing and constructing water features, woodwork, </p>
<p>stonework and completely landscaped gardens.</p>
<p><br />
Provide a professional brochure site with an easy to navigate menu system to help browse through a very high volume of photographs showing various examples of the clients work.</p>
</div>
</div>
<div class="sidebar2"><br />

<p><a href="index.html">Home</a></p>
<p><a href="Site/gallery.html">Gallerys</a></p>
<p><a href="Site/features.html">Features</a></p>
<p><a href="Site/about.html">About Us</a></p>
<p><a href="Site/contact.html">Contact Us</a></p>

</div>
<div class="footer">
</div>
</div>
</body>
</html>




CSS Code




@charset "utf-8";
body {
font: 100%/1.4 Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
padding: 0;
color: #666;
}

ul, ol, dl {
padding: 0;
margin: 0;
}
h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, P {/* Htag padding */
margin-top: 0px;
padding-right: 15px;
padding-left: 15px;
color: #999;
margin-bottom: 0px;
clear: both;
}
/* Start of imgage center layout */

div.img
{
margin:2px;
/* [disabled]border:1px solid #0000ff; */
height:inherit;
width:auto;
float:left;
text-align:center;
}
div.img img
{
display:inline;
margin:3px;
/* [disabled]border:1px solid #ffffff; */
width: auto;
clear: both;
}
div.img a:hover img
{
/* [disabled]border:1px solid #0000ff; */
}
div.desc
{
text-align:center;
font-weight:normal;
width:auto;
margin:2px;
/* [disabled]clear: both; */
}
/* End of imgage center layout */

a:link {
color:#FFF;
text-decoration: none;
cursor: auto;
padding-left: 15px;
}

a:visited {
color: #CCC;
text-decoration: underline;
}

a:hover, a:active, a:focus {
text-decoration: blink;
color: #9C0;
font-size: 100%;
line-height: inherit;
/* [disabled]font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; */
}

.container {
width: 80%;
max-width: 1260px;
min-width: 780px;
background: #FFF;
margin: 0 auto;
overflow: hidden;
}

.sidebar1 {
float: left;
width: 20%;
height: 700px;
background-image: url(../images/left_panel.png);
background-repeat: no-repeat;
}

.content {
padding: 0px 0;
width: 60%;
float: left;
color: #666;
}

.maincontent {
clear: both;

}
.sidebar2 {
float: left;
width: 20%;
height: 700px;
background-image: url(../images/right_panel.png);
background-repeat: no-repeat;
color: #CCC;
font-weight: bold;
font-style: italic;
/* [disabled]padding-left: 10px; */
}

.content ul, .content ol {
padding: 0 15px 15px 40px;
}
.footer {
padding: 10px 0;
position: relative;/* this gives IE6 hasLayout to properly clear */
clear: both; /* this clear property forces the .container to understand where the columns end and contain them */
border-color: #BDBDBD;
/* [disabled]background-color: #A89C7B; */
}




Thank you very much for looking i hope i have provided all the relivent info i know its only a small issue but its extremly frustrating

teedoff
11-23-2011, 08:27 PM
You could try a global reset:

* {margin: 0; padding: 0; border: 0;}

Excavator
11-23-2011, 08:27 PM
Hello again Ani[|]al,
You have your .sidebars 1 and 2 set at 20% width but their image is a fixed 200px width.

Try this -

.sidebar1 {
float: left;
width: 200px;
height: 700px;
background-image: url(../images/left_panel.png);
background-repeat: no-repeat;
}

.content {
padding: 0px 0;
width: 60%;
float: left;
color: #666;
}

.maincontent {
clear: both;

}
.sidebar2 {
float: left;
width: 200px;
height: 700px;
background-image: url(../images/right_panel.png);
background-repeat: no-repeat;
color: #CCC;
font-weight: bold;
font-style: italic;
/* [disabled]padding-left: 10px; */
}





...
OR, you could try a background color that would match the image like this -
.sidebar1 {
float: left;
width: 20%;
height: 700px;
background: #a89c7b url(../images/left_panel.png) no-repeat;
}

.sidebar2 {
float: left;
width: 20%;
height: 700px;
background: #a89c7b url(../images/right_panel.png) no-repeat;
color: #CCC;
font-weight: bold;
font-style: italic;
/* [disabled]padding-left: 10px; */
}

Excavator
11-23-2011, 08:29 PM
Some interesting reading for you - http://www.sitepoint.com/dont-disable-right-click/

teedoff
11-23-2011, 08:32 PM
Ahh yes, Excavator beat me to it..lol

I didn't see your page link before, but yes the use of percentages AND pixels and whats causing those gaps.

Ani[|]al
11-23-2011, 08:37 PM
Excavator to the rescue again thank you so much i will play with those options now

also sorry about the right click i was just playing about to see how it worked i totaly forgot i uploaded the site with that code sat on the background

thanks guys i am off to play with the ideas :)

Ani[|]al
11-23-2011, 09:06 PM
Excavator i have tried the 2 options above it does make the document look much cleaner and the white space to the left is perfect however the larger white space to the right side is still as large as it was before

i am thinking the issue is the div.img but i really have no clue

i have uploaded my changes to the site link in my first post

Excavator
11-23-2011, 09:49 PM
al;1162527']Excavator i have tried the 2 options above it does make the document look much cleaner and the white space to the left is perfect however the larger white space to the right side is still as large as it was before

i am thinking the issue is the div.img but i really have no clue

i have uploaded my changes to the site link in my first post

The space you are seeing on the right is what's left after one of the floated images drops.

err...the space you were seeing.

I see you've put a 1000px width on .container which is what I was going to suggest next.
A little less width would close that gap down a bit more... to do that you will need to remove/adjust the following:

2px margin on .img and .desc
15px padding on the anchors
15px left/right padding on h4 and h5



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