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css help for div layout required

Posted on 2012-04-11
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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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Question by:blue-genie
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by:gnemi
ID: 37832076
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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Expert Comment

by:Anuradha Goli
ID: 37832494
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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by:blue-genie
ID: 37834643
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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gnemi earned 500 total points
ID: 37835216
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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Author Closing Comment

by:blue-genie
ID: 37838986
thanks alot - i'll be back once i get a little further in my css journey :-)
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