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How to left-align a pic in XHTML + CSS

Posted on 2007-04-06
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I want to display an image on my page, and have text "wrap around" the image, with the image on the left side of the text.  I am using XHTML 1.1 Strict.  I have this line in my HTML:
<div id="centerpic"><img src="images/parchment_compass_world_map.jpg" alt="Parchment Map" width="228" height="150"/></div> MY TEXT HERE

and my css reads:
#centerpic {
      text-align: left;
      }      

but this is not working.  The image shows up fine, but text is still going under the image, and I want text to go to the right of the image, wrapped.  If I put MY TEXT HERE inside the DIV tag, it will put the text to the right of the image, but at the very bottom and to the right.  I need the text to begin off the upper right corner of the image, not the bottom right corner.  
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Hey arthurh88....

What you're looking for is

#centerpic {
float:left;
}

You'll probably want to set margin-right: 8px; or however large works for you.

--Steve
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by:opho
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Or, actually, (sorry I missed this part) if the picture is to appear on the right side, its

float:right

and you'll want to set margin-left: 8px or so.

--Steve
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by:arthurh88
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thanks!  thats it
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