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Css help width

Posted on 2011-02-14
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Hi- I am trying to widen the center white section and the bottom section of this site:

http:/ /www dot our golden years dot ca slash test

I can't figure this one out. I just think it could stand to be a little wider on the page.
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Question by:mel200
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by:SSupreme
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If you want to widen a white part, you have to adjust background image (bg_wrapper.gif) to your width and in line 13 (styles.css) increase value of width: ...:
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In style.css on line 13 the width will control the main wrapper for the site, if you increase this the footer will dynamically increase in width.
Then on line 18 the width will control the wrapper for the three text columns.
The problem is that the white area is made up of 3 columns and it has a background image that gives it the black borders on the left and right. You will need to re-create this image if you plan on widening the white area.
Then on line 21 in style.css you can adjust the width to fill up the newly widened white area. This width is the width of each of the three columns. They are all controlled by the same class.
Then on line 27 you will want to increase the margin-right to make the "read more" buttons line up with the newly widened text columns.

This doesn't take into account the header but you hadn't mentioned that. I assume it should match the new width as well, in which case you could add this bit to your CSS (adjusting the width to suit your taste):
#banner img{ width:850px;}
You really should re-create that image at the correct width so you don't lose resolution.

Let me know how it goes!
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Thanks!
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by:mel200
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Hi, Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you on this, I'm busy with other clients and will likely work on this on Saturday, since it's pretty complicated and involves graphics. Thanks again.
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No problem! Good luck!
-Logan
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by:mel200
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Amazing, it's look really close to what I want, thanks- Can you just tell me whay I have these two little anomalies in the screenshot attached?
screenshot2.gif
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by:mel200
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Perfect and complete answer, thanks! The little nerd I saw is on the image and fixed.
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Thank you! And well done!
-Logan
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