div tag being pushed down

Posted on 2011-02-23
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I want to have a sidebar and main contents to display all the way at the top of the page.  However-only sometimes-(iE8) the main content has a large white space and starts displaying only below the sidebar content,
.twoColHybLt #container { 
	margin: 0 auto; /* the auto margins (in conjunction with a width) center the page */
	text-align: left; /* this overrides the text-align: center on the body element. */
.twoColHybLt #sidebar1 {
	float: left; 
	width: 18%; /* since this element is floated, a width must be given */
	padding: 0px 0;  /*top and bottom padding create visual space within this div  */
.twoColHybLt #sidebar1 h3, .twoColHybLt #sidebar1 p {
	margin-left: 10px; /* the left and right margin should be given to every element that will be placed in the side columns */
	margin-right: 10px;

.twoColHybLt #mainContent { 
	margin: 0 20px 0 12em;  /*the right margin can be given in percentages or pixels. It creates the space down the right side of the page. */

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Question by:JSCF
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It happens because the sidebar div has a content component that is wider than it's with (18%)
To verify it, use overflow:hidden in the sidebar style.
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HagayMandel earned 500 total points
ID: 34962588
It happens because the sidebar div has a content component that is wider than its width (18%)
To verify it, use overflow:hidden in the sidebar style.
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Author Comment

ID: 34963284
Why does it happen onl yin IE8?
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ID: 34963681
Cause other browsers usually crop the extra width.

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