[Webinar] Streamline your web hosting managementRegister Today

x
?
Solved

Css position absolute problem

Posted on 2013-05-15
10
Medium Priority
?
360 Views
Last Modified: 2013-05-15
Hello experts.
I 'm trying to use this tutorial:http://vandelaydesign.com/demos/inline-edit/

I want to use ul and li tags instead of divs but i have problems to place the a tags on the right of the li tag. i get them on the right of the screen.

Any help?
<style type="text/css">
div#maincontent{display: inline;
    float: left;
    margin: 0 0 0 55px;
    padding: 13px 0 0;
    width: 700px;}
ul.bdesc
{
list-style-type: none;
padding: 0px;
margin: 0px;
}
ul.bdesc li
{
background-image: url(img/sqpurple.gif);
background-repeat: no-repeat;
background-position: 0px 5px;
margin-bottom: 15px; padding-bottom: 15px; border-bottom: 1px solid #d9d9d9; 
}
.datainfo { margin-left: 10px; font-size: 11px; color: #333; }
.lidesc a.editlink { position: absolute; right: 0; top: 13px; }
.savebtn { position: absolute; right: 0; top: 13px; padding: 4px 9px; background: #5972a8; font-size: 1.2em; cursor: pointer; border: 1px solid #1a356e; color: #fff; -webkit-box-shadow: inset 0 1px 0 #8a9cc2; -moz-box-shadow: inset 0 1px 0 #8a9cc2; box-shadow: inset 0 1px 0 #8a9cc2; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-top: -5px; display: none;
}
.savebtn:hover { color: #fff; background: #607db7; text-decoration: none; }
.savebtn:active { background: #556790; }
</style>
<div id="maincontent">
 <ul class="bdesc">
   <li class="lidesc" id="bdesc_1">
      <span class="datainfo" id="sp_1">Item 1</span>
      <a class="editlink" href="#">Edit Info</a>
      <a class="savebtn">Save</a>
   </li>
   <li class="lidesc" id="bdesc_2">
      <span class="datainfo" id="sp_2">Item 2</span>
      <a class="editlink" href="#">Edit Info</a>
      <a class="savebtn">Save</a>
   </li>
   <li class="lidesc" id="bdesc_3">
      <span class="datainfo" id="sp_3">Item 3</span>
      <a class="editlink" href="#">Edit Info</a>
      <a class="savebtn">Save</a>
   </li>
 </ul>
</div>

Open in new window

screen.gif
0
Comment
Question by:Panos
  • 5
  • 3
  • 2
10 Comments
 
LVL 58

Assisted Solution

by:Gary
Gary earned 1336 total points
ID: 39169648
Change the class for .lidesc a.editlink as below

.lidesc a.editlink { float:right }
0
 
LVL 6

Assisted Solution

by:nickinthooz
nickinthooz earned 664 total points
ID: 39169649
You don't need absolute positioning.  Change the position: absolute; to position: relative; and go from there.

.lidesc a.editlink { position: relative; float:right; }

Open in new window


Absolute positioning does just that, positions the link 0 pixels from the right and 13 pixels from the top of the screen.

From there you can either use padding, margin, or float:right; to move it over.

edit* Gary's comment is the more correct of the two, relative is not needed, it's implied so you technically don't have to use it.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:Panos
ID: 39169657
Hi nickinthooz
.....Absolute positioning...

If you see the tutorial it is not placing the a tags 0 pixels from the right.
Can you please explain why?
0
Get expert help—faster!

Need expert help—fast? Use the Help Bell for personalized assistance getting answers to your important questions.

 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:Panos
ID: 39169669
Hi GaryC123

float right is doing the job.  but there is a little problem. For a long text i get a result like the screenshot.
screen.gif
0
 
LVL 58

Expert Comment

by:Gary
ID: 39169680
And what do you want it to do?
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:Panos
ID: 39169697
Maybe setting a width to the span could wrap the text before the a tag
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:nickinthooz
ID: 39169702
do this:

.lidesc a.editlink { margin-left: 20px; }

Open in new window


However, ideally you would want to shrink the width of the <li> and keep your float so they all stay lined up.
0
 
LVL 58

Accepted Solution

by:
Gary earned 1336 total points
ID: 39169718
If it is a static width element then you can just add a width to the description span - .datainfo (say about 650px)
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:Panos
ID: 39169729
Ok thank you for your help
0
 
LVL 2

Author Closing Comment

by:Panos
ID: 39169737
Thank you for your help
regards
panos
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction A frequently asked question goes something like this:  "I am running a long process in the background and I want to alert my client when the process finishes.  How can I send a message to the browser?"  Unfortunately, the short answer…
This is a how to build your own CSS3 slideshow and when I say CSS3 I mean just CSS with no javascript in sight! There a few examples online of how to do this but most just show you an example without any explanation, others make it more complicat…
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to position overlapping items using z-index in CSS. They will also learn the restrictions on the z-index property.  Create a new HTML document with an internal stylesheet.: Create a div in CSS and name it Red.…
The viewer will learn the benefit of using external CSS files and the relationship between class and ID selectors. Create your external css file by saving it as style.css then set up your style tags: (CODE) Reference the nav tag and set your prop…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month9 days, 7 hours left to enroll

591 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question