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css help for div layout required

layout wanted
i'm using this

.wideBox {
  clear: both;
  width: 90%;
  text-align: center;
  margin: 70px;
  padding: 10px;

  background: #FFFFFF;
  border: 1px solid grey;
}

.loginBox {
    width: 20%;
      margin: 70px;
      height: auto;
    float:left; /* add this */
    border: 1px solid grey;
      padding: 10px;
}
.newsBox {
    border: 1px solid grey;
      width: 65%;
    overflow: hidden; /* if you don't want #second to wrap below #first */
      display: block;
      font-size: 1.2em;
      padding: 10px;
}

to try and get the boxes to line up as per the image. it's not happening.
the top one (widebox) is fine.
the bottom 2 i want to be the same size (combined with gap in the middle) as the wide box - and they must be aligned on top.

help please.
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blue-genie
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gnemiCommented:
in .loginBox change margin to margin-left

in .newsBox add float: right; and margin-right: 100px;
.wideBox {
  clear: both;
  width: 90%;
  text-align: center;
  margin: 70px;
  padding: 10px;

  background: #FFFFFF;
  border: 1px solid grey;
}

.loginBox {
    width: 20%;
    margin-left: 70px;
    height: auto;
    float:left; /* add this */
    border: 1px solid grey;
    padding: 10px;
}
.newsBox {
    border: 1px solid grey;
    width: 65%;
    overflow: hidden; /* if you don't want #second to wrap below #first */
    display: block;
    font-size: 1.2em;
    padding: 10px;
    float: right;
    margin-right: 100px;
}

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Anuradha GoliSystems Development / Support SpecialistCommented:
Try this code it might help you resolve the issue.
When you use div tags be careful with padding and margins, because they vary depending on the browser you choose
I viewed this code in Chrome ..
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head>
    <title>Untitled Page</title>
    <style>
    .wideBox {
  clear: both;
  width: 90%;
  text-align: center;
  margin: 70px;
  padding: 10px;
  background: #FFFFFF;
  border: 1px solid grey;
}
.loginBox {
    width: 20%;
      margin: 70px;
      height: auto;
    float:left; /* add this */
    border: 1px solid grey;
      padding: 10px;
}
.newsBox {
    border: 1px solid grey;
      width: 65%;
    overflow: hidden; /* if you don't want #second to wrap below #first */
      display: block;
      font-size: 1.2em;
      padding: 10px;
}</style>
</head>
<body>
<div class="wideBox"></div>
<div class="loginBox"></div>
<div class="newsBox"></div>
</body>
</html>

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You can adjust width and height based on your requirements. I just used your code to make sample.
Out put viewed as attached image
output
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blue-genieAuthor Commented:
genemi - the changes you suggest don't seem to do it, the newbox (Bottom right) wraps under the login box (bottom left)

anuradhay - i get the following if i copy / paste your code.

not top aligned.
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gnemiCommented:
Tested in Chrome, FF, and IE8

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head>
    <title>Untitled Page</title>
    <style>
.wideBox {
  border: 1px solid grey;
  margin: 2% 5% 2% 5%;
  padding: 10px;
  text-align: center;
}
.loginBox {
  border: 1px solid grey;
  margin-left: 5%;
  padding: 10px;
  float: left;
  width: 20%;
}
.newsBox {
  border: 1px solid grey;
  margin-right: 5%;
  padding: 10px;
  float: right;
  width: 65%;
}</style>
</head>
<body>
<div class="wideBox"></div>
<div class="loginBox"></div>
<div class="newsBox"></div>
</body>
</html>

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blue-genieAuthor Commented:
thanks alot - i'll be back once i get a little further in my css journey :-)
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