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Bottom Margin in UL problem

Posted on 2007-07-31
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Last Modified: 2010-10-05

Here is another bug on my website, for which I need your expertise ;-) !!

Compare this in Mozilla and IE6 and check the last menu "Aluminium"


I want to seperate the two ul's "PVC" and "Aluminium"

I tried with this as a test :

#leftside ul.avmenu {
      margin:0 0 180px;

But you can see that it doesn't work well for both but especially for Mozilla.

Thank you for any help.
Question by:matthew016
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Expert Comment

by:Mark Steggles
ID: 19602731

It's because the anchors are floated and the ul is not containing them... add float:left to the #leftside ul.avmenu and you will see your margin take effect


Author Comment

ID: 19603427
if I understand the <a> elements were floated,
and they were out of the flow, so ul was not containing them.

But why by putting ul to float:left, they contain them suddenly ?

Thank you !
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Accepted Solution

Mark Steggles earned 2000 total points
ID: 19603910
cause a float will contain its floated children

an unfloated parent will not contain its floated children

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