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Make a layer centered

Posted on 2007-04-07
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Hello.

I would like to make a layer centered.

See this page:
http://www.cybersouk.ch/luke/accueil.html
The problem is when the window is resized horizontally, the text is not centered. It is specially visible on a big resolution screen.

I've found a script which is supposed to make a layer centered:
http://www.dhtmlshock.com/layer-effects/CenterLayer/default.asp

I've tried to modify my page according to the instruction provided but I cannot make it work.

Can you help me to make this layer centered, using this script or another way which is up to you?
All I need, in fact, is the scrollbar on the right of the text. There would be more text in the future. Maybe there is a more simple way to acheive this than a layer?

Thanks!
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Question by:ornicar
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would be easier to make it relatively positioned inside the table cell you want it to sit in.
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<div  align="center">
<div align="center" style="width: 400px; height: 200px; border: black solid 1;">
THIS IS A CENTERED LAYER WITH FIXED BORDER.
<br>Resize window and see how it centers itself.
</div>
</div>
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by:ornicar
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Yes, I've tried to make it relative, and I've tried your tag <div align="center" style="width: 400px; height: 200px; border: black solid 1;">

The result is funny, but promiding. It stays centered, but the whole frame with the border displays with a gap. It moves correctly when resizong the window, but I lost the scrollbar, which is important, and there is this gap: Please look at:

http://www.cybersouk.ch/luke/accueil2.html

Maybe I should keep something from the original tag, which was:
<div id="centerLayer" style="position:absolute; width:596; height:350; z-index:1; left: 210; top: 150; overflow: auto; padding: 5px;" class="contenu">

I don' know much about this coding. Which is defining the scrollbar?

And how make this gap disappear?

Thank you, pravinasar. at this point, I have a clue.
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by:NickVd
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I haven't seen the page or the source, but from my css experience I can tell you that It's impossible to have a fluid, centered, and ABSOLUTELY positioned element. (without using javascript).

However, If you want only want to horizontally centre and element you can simply set it's left and right margins to 'auto';

<html><body>

<div style="border:1px solid red; width: 75%;margin:0 auto;">This content is fluid and horizontally centered.</div>

</body></html>
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by:Pravin Asar
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Just after div tag, you have couple of <td> elements

<div id="centerLayer" style="position:absolute; width:596; height:350; z-index:1; left: 210; top: 150; overflow: auto; padding: 5px;" class="contenu">

To validate your HTML code, use validator sevice at

http://validator.w3.org/


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by:ornicar
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Thank you for this link. There is a lot of errors in this page :D
It doesn't find the <td> but I can see there is a problem here. There is also an orphan </table>

Please allow me a little time to fix it.

Thank you all at this point for your help! Looks like this age is getting cured :)
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Thank you
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