Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Fixed Design Question ...

Posted on 2004-07-31
4
180 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-09
Hi there.

If you look at this site I am designing:

http://streetz.freestyledesign.cc/CYM/

look at the code, I have a 3 columns. One for the nav menu, one for the main content area and one for another table (i still need to implement, which will be sub navigation).

I am having problems with fixing the design down. The main problem is when I add more text to the content area it pushes the navigation menu down. But I want the buttons to run accurately along the background arch image.

How can I allow content to fit in the content area BUT NOT push the menu down ?

Thanks .. any help on my code is very grateful !!
0
Comment
Question by:JamesBrownIII
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 36

Expert Comment

by:Zyloch
ID: 11684353
It may have been a better idea to not use <table>s in your case. The way to fix your menu is easy, (see below) but the main problem is that when the text becomes too long, the footer <td> till obscure the text. I recommend you do this:

1) To have the menu stay, take out ALL of the <tr> with the menus. For all the <td class="tdemail"> or the like tags, change the beginning and end to <div> instead, like this: <div class="tdemail"><img src="">Email</div> or something. Then, move them all up to the first <td> of the first <tr> which holds the bottom half of the circle image in the top left.

2) Move the footer out of a <td> into a <div> that is below the final </table>

Regards,
${Zyloch}
0
 

Author Comment

by:JamesBrownIII
ID: 11687111
So mixing layers with tables is ok  like this ?
0
 
LVL 36

Accepted Solution

by:
Zyloch earned 50 total points
ID: 11687893
Mixing is ok if you do it correctly. It more or less depends on the content your site. For a site like yours, it may have been better to design the whole site in CSS, but I was trying to lessen the amount of code you would have to change since you may have the same design for other pages.

Regards,
${Zyloch}
0
 

Author Comment

by:JamesBrownIII
ID: 11695209
I used some nested tables in the end.

Thanks tho Zyloch.

0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

This article discusses four methods for overlaying images in a container on a web page
Today, the web development industry is booming, and many people consider it to be their vocation. The question you may be asking yourself is – how do I become a web developer?
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to position overlapping items using z-index in CSS. They will also learn the restrictions on the z-index property.  Create a new HTML document with an internal stylesheet.: Create a div in CSS and name it Red.…
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to style transparent/translucent elements using alpha transparency in CSS Start with a normal styled element, such as a div.: Define its "background-color" property as "rgba (255, 255, 255, .5): The numbers in…

861 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question