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.
LVL 39
blue-genieAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

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;
}

Open in new window

0
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>

Open in new window

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
0
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.
0
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>

Open in new window

0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
blue-genieAuthor Commented:
thanks alot - i'll be back once i get a little further in my css journey :-)
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
CSS

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.