?
Solved

Background not centered correctly with website

Posted on 2006-10-25
2
Medium Priority
?
237 Views
Last Modified: 2011-10-03
I have a 770px x 1px white image that lays right in the middle at the top of a page and continues repeating vertically, so it looks like a white column. Well, after putting a footer on the page, it looks like it's off-center. My table is set to 770px wide (same width as the background) and set to center of the page. Can anyone help me?

Here's a pic of what I'm talking about:  http://img110.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cssproblemul8.jpg


And here's what my CSS looks like:

body {
      font-family: Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif;
      font-size: 11px;
      font-weight: normal;
      color: #000000;
      background: url(../../images/backgnd.gif) repeat-y top center #000000;
      margin-top: 0px;
      margin-left: 0px;
}
0
Comment
Question by:ecosvaldo
[X]
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
2 Comments
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
HackneyCab earned 200 total points
ID: 17805207
You're using a table for layout? That's not a great idea.

To centre the body element, use this:

margin-left: auto;
margin-right: auto;

or use this for a shortcut:

margin: 0px auto;

which sets the top and bottom margins to zero, and the left and right to auto. Which should centre the body element within the html element.

Use the same setting to centre other elements within the body element.

Using tables for layout is generally frowned upon these days, for several reasons.
0
 

Author Comment

by:ecosvaldo
ID: 17805415
Thanks HackneyCab! You helped me out.
0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

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

CSS3 Custom checkboxes This article shows how to style the checkbox form element using only CSS. Works in: Chrome, FF, Safari, Opera, IE9+ Uses modernizr.js to check for :checked pseudo class, falling back to plain old checkboxes (IE8 and bel…
This article demonstrates how to create a simple responsive confirmation dialog with Ok and Cancel buttons using HTML, CSS, jQuery and Promises
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to create navigation buttons that change on rollover, using CSS (Continuation of the CSS Image Sprite tutorial) Create a parent ID for all the list items       - Specify position: absolute and display: block…
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to style rounded corners for elements in CSS using the border-radius property Begin with a normal styled element such as a div: To style all four corners of the div to be the same degree of roundness, use the …
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month12 days, 13 hours left to enroll

777 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