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I've got Google Translate code as follows (I've hashed out the UA number):

<div id="google_translate_element"></div>
<script type="text/javascript">
//<![CDATA[
function googleTranslateElementInit() {
  new google.translate.TranslateElement({pageLanguage: 'en', layout: google.translate.TranslateElement.InlineLayout.SIMPLE, gaTrack: true, gaId: 'UA-########-#'}, 'google_translate_element');
}
//]]>
</script><script type="text/javascript" src="//translate.google.com/translate_a/element.js?cb=googleTranslateElementInit">
</script>

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However, it looks fairly ugly! It's at the bottom of my website, www.filecats.co.uk

Is there a way to get it floating, maybe in the top-left hand corner, or is there at least a way to make it more pretty.
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The styling comes from a file translateElement.css which is hosted on Google in the same path as the script.  If you can find it and downolad a copy to your server then you could modify the styling, but you would then have to server the file from your own server, and if Google makes any kind of change in the translation widget it might break because is needs a different version of the css file.

I suspect the css file is brought in by the scripting so you would also have to modify to point at your local version instead of the version hosted on Google, so that would force you to basically host your custom version of the widget on your own site.

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Thank you.
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