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  1. #1
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    Changing style through DOM causes overlap of floating object

    So I have this:

    <div style="position:fixed;bottom:-35px; right:-25px; background-color:white; border:2px solid blue; padding:15px 35px 35px 15px; border-radius:25px; " id="menu" onclick="bringBack()"><div style="height:200px; overflow:auto; background-color: #white; padding:15px 25px; color:blue;" class="menu"><center><h2 style="font-family:'Courier New', Courier, monospace;">EGC SKIN CREATOR ALPHA 0.1.1</h2>Please report any errors to Featherdance</center><br /><br />

    Which makes this:

    Then I have this script, which is in use with onmouse on the "Table Width" table cell:

    function hiTWidth( ident ){
    	var plusC = ident + '_c';
    	document.getElementById(plusC).style.border='2px solid red';
    	var tset = document.getElementById(plusC).style.width;
    	if (tset == '100%'){
    		document.getElementById(plusC).style.bottom='2px'; }
    	else {
    		document.getElementById(plusC).style.bottom='2px'; }	
    When the script is run, (which creates a border around the main body of the forum page), the floating segment in the bottom right hides behind the forum body (but not disappearing behind the background completely). Is there something I can run in my script that will make it come back to the front?

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    You didn't set a z-index in the style for the overlay div, so it has the same z-index as the rest of the page and so of course the resulting "priorities" are unreliable.

    Just add z-index: 100; (or some other high number?) to that first <div> you show there.

    But then consider moving all the style info to the <style> section, instead of making the inline code so ugly looking. You are already doing class="menu". Why can't you put all that style info into menu? Or, if you can't, create another style class. You know you *CAN* do class="menu zamboni foobar" to apply 3 different (or however many) style classes to one tag.
    Be yourself. No one else is as qualified.

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