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View Full Version : New to CSS: Multiple questions about my code



cswake
12-05-2005, 01:51 AM
I'm new to the forum, so let me say hello! First, the code:

index.html

<!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">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>I Love MURC</title>
<link href="css/default.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
</head>
<body>

<!-- this creates the background image -->
<div id="bg_image">
<img src="images/background.jpg" style="width: 100%; height: 100%;">
</div>

<!-- The wrapper puts the contents of the page on top of the background image while
the container contains the contents of the page! -->
<div id="wrapper">
<div class="container">



<div class="top">
Top content
</div>

<div class="navigation">
Navigation content
</div>

<div class="main">
Main content
</div>

<div class="bottom">
Bottom content
</div>



</div>
</div>
</body>
</html>

default.css

/* CSS Document */

/* Default Background Color and Zero-out all Margins */
body {
background-color:#666666;
margin: 0;
}

/* Create Background Image div with no margins */
#bg_image {
width: 100%;
height: 100%;
left: 0px;
top: 0px;
position: absolute;
z-index: 0;
}

/* Create layer for everything else to go into, on top of the Background Image layer */
#wrapper {
z-index: 1;
position: absolute;
}

/* Create container for contents so it's easier to position the contents */
div.container {
position: relative;
margin: 0 auto;
width: 580px;
height: 780px;
}

div.top {
position: absolute;
top: 0px;
left: 0px;
width: 580px;
height: 150px;
border-color: black;
border-width: thick;
background-color: white;
}

div.navigation {
position: absolute;
top: 150px;
left: 0px;
width: 580px;
height: 30px;
border-color: black;
border-width: thick;
background-color: white;
}

div.main {
position: absolute;
top: 180px;
left: 0px;
width: 580px;
height: 550px;
border-color: black;
border-width: thick;
background-color: white;
}

div.bottom {
position: absolute;
top: 730px;
left: 0px;
width: 580px;
height: 50px;
border-color: black;
border-width: thick;
background-color: white;
}

I've searched through the forum and can't piece together the answers to my questions:

Why aren't the content boxes showing the black border?
I want to create a directory-type navigation in the navigation section, rather than the typical tabs. Can someone point me in the right direction? Let me elaborate a bit more. All my searches for hierarchical navigation turn up the pull-down menu navigation; whereas, I'm looking for a navigation that would look like this: HOME > Folder > Sub-Folder > Sub-Sub-Folder
I have content in the main section, how do I tell the browser to open an html file in the main class?
The container is positioned as relative... why aren't the classes inside of it centering on the page *in Firefox*? (IE works fine)
The background image shows fine in Firefox, but in IE it does not. Why?

macmonkey
12-05-2005, 01:55 AM
For your question about the borders - try this:

border: 2px solid #000000;

for the background issue - IE is funny about background images - there are some hacks out there and you'll find plenty of examples by googling: "CSS background images not showing up in IE"

cswake
12-05-2005, 02:01 AM
Thanks for the quick reply. I had done a similar search and the answers I found were related to either javascript or some sort of "min-height min-width" values. Is the second the hack?



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