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HTML/CSS - Box model troubles

Posted on 2014-07-23
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Hi,

I'm having trouble with this particular box model template. The code was operational until I implemented another container. The problem is in its current state, the CSS for the most inner elements do not work (boxheader/boxbody - i.e. background colors don't work etc). I was hoping to get one entire panel operational before adding the additional 3 to the right. The headers will be unique for each panel (both in colour & text) hence why I've opted for this structure. I'm then looking to insert clickable buttons in the body containers.

Any ideas on my current problem and the best way to achieve the desired state?

Thanks

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 Target state
CSS
#container {
	position: absolute;
	padding: 10px;
	margin: 270px auto auto 180px;
	width: 1500px;
	height: 650px;
	border-style:solid;
	border-color: #0000ff;
}

#boxcontainer {
	position: relative;
	padding: auto;
	margin: auto;
	width: 400px;
	height: 590px;
	border-style:solid;
	border-color: #ff0000;
	float: left;
	overflow: hidden;
}

#boxcontainer.boxheader {
	position: relative;
	text-align: left;
	width: 350px;
    	padding: 1px 1px 1px 1px;
	background-color: #0066FF;
	color: #FFFFFF;
	font-size: 18px;
	font-weight: bold;
	float: left;
}

#boxcontainer.boxbody {
	position: relative;
	text-align: left;
	width: 350px;
    	padding: 1px 1px 300px 1px;
	background-color: rgb(77,77,77);
	color: #FFFFFF;
	font-size: 18px;
	font-weight: bold;
	float: left;
}

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HTML
<head> 
<link href="css/style.css" rel="stylesheet">
</head>
<body>
<div id="container">
     <div id="boxcontainer">
          <div class="boxheader">Header Panel 1</div>
          <div class="boxbody">Body 1</div>
     </div>
</div>

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Question by:just4kix
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by:Dave Baldwin
ID: 40215477
Remove "#boxcontainer" from "#boxcontainer.boxheader" and "#boxcontainer.boxbody".  I don't know the rule but it is interfering.
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Russ Suter earned 500 total points
ID: 40215510
There are a few things going on here.

First off, your HTML markup is incorrect.

It should look more like this:

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<title></title>
<link href="css/style.css" rel="stylesheet"/>
</head>
<body>
<div id="container">
     <div id="boxcontainer">
          <div class="boxheader">Header Panel 1</div>
          <div class="boxbody">Body 1</div>
     </div>
</div>
</body>
</html>

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Second, your style sheet is relying on the id property. This will work fine for one instance but to add 3 more like you're suggesting will cause collisions. You might want to consider setting styles based on class rather than id.

Third, your inheritance rules are off. If you need to constrain your class definition you need to use a space rather than a dot. I'd also specify that you're only applying this to a div element. It would look more like this:

div#boxcontainer div.boxheader

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by:just4kix
ID: 40217534
Thank you, works a treat
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