floats giving me problem i think

Posted on 2012-03-22
Last Modified: 2013-11-19

Would be grateful for any advice.

this looks fine in both ie and ff but when its viewed on the latest android
the masterhead area is all falling apart.

this is the masterhead

    <div class="masthead" >
      <div style="padding-top: 12px; ">
        <div style="float:left; width:460px; padding-top:30px;
            <h1>Blasting Shot London</h1>
          <div style="font-size:12px;  text-shadow: 2px 2px 3px
#e5e5e5;">Shot Blasting Grit using Shot Blasting Machines by the Shot
Blasting Company</div>
        <div style="float:left; width:420px;"> <img
src="css/img/sandblasting/call-shot-blasting.png" alt="Shot Blasting London"
title="Sand Blasting London" style=" margin-left:240px;" /> </div>

i believe it could be the  float that is causing my misery. can anyone
advise how to correct this...

Question by:dizzynono
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ID: 37752558
Are you using any type of responsive CSS or media queries?

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ID: 37753024
what do you mean by responsive CSS or media queries
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ID: 37753044
That kind of answered my question.  

For mobile devices and tablets(or different screen resolutions) you really should be using media queries in order to style your site according to the browser resolution.

Take a look here:

Resize your browser and watch how the site responds to the different resolution.
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Author Comment

ID: 37753358
ok but i am aware that it is the floats causing the problem. as i can do with out it and it is fine. but i want the content that is inside the masterhead as is.
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Expert Comment

ID: 37753774
It may not necessarily be the floats.  Floats will expand to the width of the parent unless otherwise specified, like you have here.

Try playing with the widths of the 2 divs inside masterhead

Author Comment

ID: 37753824
Floats will expand to the width of the parent unless otherwise specified, like you have here.

of course but i need to divs to be inside the parent thus set a width for each.
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LZ1 earned 500 total points
ID: 37753843
Did you try reducing the widths?

Author Closing Comment

ID: 37815506
It was many different problems, sorry to get back so late to you. any way i will just rebuild the page again from scratch. sometimes that is easier lol

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