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Float YouTube Embedded Video

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I am trying to float a YouTube embedded video on my site.  I surrounded video with a div tag but it is still not working.  What am I doing wrong?

http://myrockyknoll.com/index_new.asp

 #video_new
 {
 z-index:1;
 float:right;
 }
<div class="video_new"><object width="300" height="224" class="video"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/kUGnrQLU7mw?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/kUGnrQLU7mw?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="300" height="224"></embed></object>
   </div>

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by:Jason C. Levine
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You need to declare a width on the floated element.
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by:nsitedesigns
ID: 33466897
Nope.  That didn't work.  : (
      

http://myrockyknoll.com/index_new.asp
http://myrockyknoll.com/rk.css
#video_new
 {
 z-index:1;
 float:right;
 width:300px;
 }

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Morrisproject earned 400 total points
ID: 33466912
ok.... where to start :-)

Firstly on the link, it is in a <p> tag the div you mentioned does not exist on the live page.

Now for your code you have given the div a class, but in your CSS your referring to an ID (#).

Change the CSS to be this:
.video_new
 {
 z-index:1;
 float:right;
width:100%;
text-align:center;
 }

NB: Note the change of # to a (.) instead. You can play with the other properties when it starts to move :-)
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by:Jason C. Levine
ID: 33466915
Right now I don't see a div tag for the video on index_new.asp...
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by:nsitedesigns
ID: 33466954
Morrisproject:  The div tag was there but I was trying to fix it so when you went in to look, maybe it was during my attempt to fix. I did replace the # with a . and that did the trick.  I thought # was for if there was no other instance of this div on the website.
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by:Morrisproject
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You are correct if that would be the only instance you can use a #

However, that means the div would be an id, so the HTML would be
<div id="video_new">.....

As it was a class, you need a dot instead, which also means the same properties can be applied to another video in the same class in the page...
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