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can someone please help me figure out why the code below renders fine in ie, but is pushed down in firefox?

thanks
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" dir="ltr" lang="en-US">
 
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
<title>Merrick Construction</title>
 
<style type="text/css">
 
html {
margin: 0px;
padding: 0px;
height: 100%;
}
 
img {
margin 0;
}
 
body {
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
color:black;
font-size: 12px;
font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
}
 
a:link {text-decoration:none; color:#000000;}
a:visited {text-decoration:none; color:#000000;}
a:active {text-decoration:underline; color:#cc0000;}
a:hover {text-decoration:none; color:#cc0000; }
 
#header{
margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px;
padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px;
color:white;
background-color: #ffcc33;
background: blue url(images/yellow_header_background.jpg) top repeat-x;
height: 200px;
}
 
#main{
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
width:100%;
height: 400px;
background-color: #8CB1FF;
background: blue url(images/test_merric_main_bckgrnd.jpg) top repeat-x;
color:black;
font-size: 12px;
font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
}
 
#navbar{
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
width: 100%;
/* background-color:#fff2cc; */
background-color:#000000;
background-color:#ffffff;
/* background-color:#cc0000; */
}
 
#navlist{
margin: 165px 0px 0px 500px
/* padding: 140px 0px 0px 500px; */
}
 
#navlist li
{
font-size: 14px;
font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
display: inline;
list-style-type: none;
padding-right: 40px;
}
 
#footer
{
margin 0;
padding 0;
width: 100%;
height: 150px;
background-color:#404040;
background-color:#7f7f7f;
color:#ffffff;
}
 
</style>
</head>
 
<body>
 
<div id="header"><img style="float:left; margin:0px 0px 0px 150px;" src="images/Merrick_Logo_Transparent180.jpg"/>
<ul id="navlist">
<li id="active"><a href="#" id="current">Home</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Project Gallery</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Testimonials</a></li>
<li><a href="#">About Merrick</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Contact Us</a></li>
</ul>
</div>
 
<div id="navbar">
<p>just hanging in navbar for now</p>
</div>
 
<div id="main">
<p>In Main</p>
<p style="color: #cc0000;">here's some red text</p>
<p style="color: #ffcc33;">here's some yellow text</p>
<p style="color: #81371D;">here's some brick text</p>
<p style="color: #ffffff;">here's some white text</p>
</div>
 
<div id="footer">footer</div>
 
</body>
</html>

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Its to do with the image in the header floating left.
If you remove the float the image adjusts to the top of the page.
The menu will then be out of alignment with the white bar but that can be adjusted with padding or margins.

<div id="header"><img style="float:left; margin:0px 0px 0px 150px;" src="images/Merrick_Logo_Transparent180.jpg"/>

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It's doing that because of a combination of the fact that you are floating the img and the margin you have set in #navlist.

If you add the clear attribute tto the ul below:
<ul id="navlist" style="clear:both;">

...and change the margin to padding it mostly fixes it. You are still in for some tweaking but that is the jist of why this is happening.

Good Luck,

dday
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thanks

one more question

why is the white bar wider in ff than in ie?
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You have a <p> inside a <div>.

The div has css set, but the p does not. Set the margin/padding for that <p> tag as you have the others and I suspect the issue will disolve.

dday
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by:David S.
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To add to what ddayx10 said, in Firefox the <p> has default top and bottom margins which is why it's taller than in IE.

Another issue is that the doctype is missing.

Recommended reading:
http://dev.opera.com/articles/view/14-choosing-the-right-doctype-for-your/
http://www.dynamicsitesolutions.com/blog/2008/12/10-things-you-might-not-know-about-using-css/
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Just a gentle reminder. It's been two weeks since you indicated that your questions were answered on this post. Time to assign points please :)

dday
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Sorry about the delay - I'm suffering a bit from sleep deprivation!  Thanks for all the help, I really appreciate it.  I'm learning, but right now, know just enough to be dangerous.
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