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How to prevent floated divs from wrapping in IE6 and above and mozilla.

Posted on 2009-07-10
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Hi

Could someone help me stop the 'divCell' in code below from wrapping when the browser is narrowed?  I need the solution to work in IE6 and above and mozilla firefox. I have a minimum width set but even the slightest narrowing of the window causes the right div to wrap below the left one.

The reason why this happens is because of this line..
.divCell
{
    width:50%;

If I set the width to say 49.9% the div does not wrap but I really would like everything to be pixel perfect.

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers
<div id="divTable">
            <div class="divRow">
                <div class="divCell">
                asdfasdf
                </div>
                
                <div class="divCell">
                asdfasdf
                </div>
            </div>
        
        </div>
#divTable
{
    width:100%;
 
    background-color:Gray;
}
.divRow
{
    width:100%;
 
    background-color:Lime;
 
}
.divCell
{
    width:50%;
    float:left;
    background-color:Green;
}

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Britt Thompson earned 300 total points
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IE is a pain and renders the margins a bit different from other browsers. It doesn't break apart for me in FF but you can add this to your IE.css or keep it uniform for all browsers:

.divCell
{
    width:50%;
    float:left;
    background-color:Green;
    margin-right:-1px; <--ADD THAT
}

It's not as bad as changing the percentage since it will always only be 2px off.
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by:toymachiner62
toymachiner62 earned 200 total points
ID: 24825854
There might be a better fix than this but since the background color of lime won't be visible unless you have some padding on the divCell, you can just eliminate "background-color:lime;" and add "padding:1px;" to the divRow.
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