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  1. #1
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    Side Coloumn Moving form in main section down.

    ok i am using a dreamweaver template (below) and a tutorial to format a form, but the problem is that when i enter text in the side coloumn, the form next to it also moves down. I have'nt a clue as this css-p is so confusing! i think it might have something to do with floats tho. as the containg div that contains the form is not floated (and the text above the form does not move) but the form and the side bar are both floated.

    the tutorial is at http://www.sitepoint.com/article/fan...m-design-css/1 and i am using the example with the "Right-aligning Text Labels"

    HTML PAGE
    Code:
    <%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="65001"%>
    <!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=utf-8" />
    <!-- TemplateBeginEditable name="doctitle" -->
    <title>Untitled Document</title>
    <!-- TemplateEndEditable -->
    <!-- TemplateBeginEditable name="head" -->
    <!-- TemplateEndEditable -->
    <link href="file:///C|/Inetpub/wwwroot/campsite/deletethis.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
    <!--[if IE 5]>
    <style type="text/css"> 
    /* place css box model fixes for IE 5* in this conditional comment */
    .twoColFixLtHdr #sidebar1 { width: 230px; }
    </style>
    <![endif]--><!--[if IE]>
    <style type="text/css"> 
    /* place css fixes for all versions of IE in this conditional comment */
    .twoColFixLtHdr #sidebar1 { padding-top: 30px; }
    .twoColFixLtHdr #mainContent { zoom: 1; }
    /* the above proprietary zoom property gives IE the hasLayout it needs to avoid several bugs */
    </style>
    <![endif]--></head>
    
    <body class="twoColFixLtHdr">
    
    <div id="container">
      <div id="header">
        <h1>Header</h1>
      <!-- end #header --></div>
      <div id="sidebar1">
        <h3>Sidebar1 Content</h3>
        <p>The background color on this div will only show for the length of the content. If you'd like a dividing line instead, place a border on the left side of the #mainContent div if it will always contain more content. </p>
        <p>Donec eu mi sed turpis feugiat feugiat. Integer turpis arcu, pellentesque  eget, cursus et, fermentum ut, sapien. Fusce metus mi, eleifend  sollicitudin, molestie id, varius et, nibh. Donec nec libero.</p>
      <!-- end #sidebar1 --></div>
      <div id="mainContent">
        <h1> Main Content </h1>
        <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Praesent aliquam,  justo convallis luctus rutrum, erat nulla fermentum diam, at nonummy quam  ante ac quam. Maecenas urna purus, fermentum id, molestie in, commodo  porttitor, felis. Nam blandit quam ut lacus. Quisque ornare risus quis  ligula. Phasellus tristique purus a augue condimentum adipiscing. Aenean  sagittis. Etiam leo pede, rhoncus venenatis, tristique in, vulputate at,  odio. Donec et ipsum et sapien vehicula nonummy. Suspendisse potenti. Fusce  varius urna id quam. Sed neque mi, varius eget, tincidunt nec, suscipit id,  libero. In eget purus. Vestibulum ut nisl. Donec eu mi sed turpis feugiat  feugiat. Integer turpis arcu, pellentesque eget, cursus et, fermentum ut,  sapien. Fusce metus mi, eleifend sollicitudin, molestie id, varius et, nibh.  Donec nec libero.</p>
        <h2>H2 level heading </h2>
        <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Praesent aliquam,  justo convallis luctus rutrum, erat nulla fermentum diam, at nonummy quam  ante ac quam. Maecenas urna purus, fermentum id, molestie in, commodo  porttitor, felis. Nam blandit quam ut lacus. Quisque ornare risus quis  ligula. Phasellus tristique purus a augue condimentum adipiscing. Aenean  sagittis. Etiam leo pede, rhoncus venenatis, tristique in, vulputate at, odio.</p>
    	<!-- end #mainContent --></div>
    	<!-- This clearing element should immediately follow the #mainContent div in order to force the #container div to contain all child floats --><br class="clearfloat" />
      <div id="footer">
        <p>Footer</p>
      <!-- end #footer --></div>
    <!-- end #container --></div>
    </body>
    </html>
    and in the style sheet

    Code:
    @charset "utf-8";
    body  {
    	font: 100% Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
    	background: #666666;
    	margin: 0; /* it's good practice to zero the margin and padding of the body element to account for differing browser defaults */
    	padding: 0;
    	text-align: center; /* this centers the container in IE 5* browsers. The text is then set to the left aligned default in the #container selector */
    	color: #000000;
    }
    .twoColFixLtHdr #container { 
    	width: 780px;  /* using 20px less than a full 800px width allows for browser chrome and avoids a horizontal scroll bar */
    	background: #FFFFFF;
    	margin: 0 auto; /* the auto margins (in conjunction with a width) center the page */
    	border: 1px solid #000000;
    	text-align: left; /* this overrides the text-align: center on the body element. */
    } 
    .twoColFixLtHdr #header { 
    	background: #DDDDDD; 
    	padding: 0 10px 0 20px;  /* this padding matches the left alignment of the elements in the divs that appear beneath it. If an image is used in the #header instead of text, you may want to remove the padding. */
    } 
    .twoColFixLtHdr #header h1 {
    	margin: 0; /* zeroing the margin of the last element in the #header div will avoid margin collapse - an unexplainable space between divs. If the div has a border around it, this is not necessary as that also avoids the margin collapse */
    	padding: 10px 0; /* using padding instead of margin will allow you to keep the element away from the edges of the div */
    }
    .twoColFixLtHdr #sidebar1 {
    	float: left; /* since this element is floated, a width must be given */
    	width: 200px; /* the actual width of this div, in standards-compliant browsers, or standards mode in Internet Explorer will include the padding and border in addition to the width */
    	background: #EBEBEB; /* the background color will be displayed for the length of the content in the column, but no further */
    	padding: 15px 10px 15px 20px;
    }
    .twoColFixLtHdr #mainContent { 
    	margin: 0 0 0 250px; /* the left margin on this div element creates the column down the left side of the page - no matter how much content the sidebar1 div contains, the column space will remain. You can remove this margin if you want the #mainContent div's text to fill the #sidebar1 space when the content in #sidebar1 ends. */
    	padding: 0 20px; /* remember that padding is the space inside the div box and margin is the space outside the div box */
    } 
    .twoColFixLtHdr #footer { 
    	padding: 0 10px 0 20px; /* this padding matches the left alignment of the elements in the divs that appear above it. */
    	background:#DDDDDD; 
    } 
    .twoColFixLtHdr #footer p {
    	margin: 0; /* zeroing the margins of the first element in the footer will avoid the possibility of margin collapse - a space between divs */
    	padding: 10px 0; /* padding on this element will create space, just as the the margin would have, without the margin collapse issue */
    }
    .fltrt { /* this class can be used to float an element right in your page. The floated element must precede the element it should be next to on the page. */
    	float: right;
    	margin-left: 8px;
    }
    .fltlft { /* this class can be used to float an element left in your page */
    	float: left;
    	margin-right: 8px;
    }
    .clearfloat { /* this class should be placed on a div or break element and should be the final element before the close of a container that should fully contain a float */
    	clear:both;
        height:0;
        font-size: 1px;
        line-height: 0px;
    }

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    fixed kinda

    whilst randomanlly changing attrubtes in the css i kinda got it to work. I removed
    Code:
    clear: both;
    from the style for the field set, however, the submit button now shoots accross to rest by the right scroll bar, and level with the top of the form. This can be fixed by
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    float: left;
    , but that then causes any text below it to move up to the submit button. This is doing my nut. If some one can explain why these things are happening it would be helpfull. Thanks

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    Can you please post the code for the page that is not working?

    I don't see any form elements in the code you have posted.


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