Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

resizing a div with css so the width resizes with the content

Posted on 2016-09-12
2
49 Views
Last Modified: 2016-09-13
Hi Experts,

I have these two examples

Example 1
https://jsfiddle.net/qfkhx9n1/

Example 1 looks like this:

example 1

Example 2
https://jsfiddle.net/ewyxnj4c/

Example 2 looks like this:

example 2
They are the same example except that in example 2 the content in the div with this id id="sub-left" and this id id="sub-right" is longer.

Is it possible to revise Example 2 so that the divs  id="sub-left" and id="sub-right" stay centered as they are now but if the inside the divs content is longer, the content just stays on the same line but the widths of the divs grows with the content.
So instead of wrapping to another line like example 2 is currently doing, the content will be on the same line?

Anyone know the syntax to do that?
0
Comment
Question by:maqskywalker
2 Comments
 
LVL 22

Accepted Solution

by:
Kim Walker earned 500 total points
ID: 41795466
You will have to add another wrapper for each of your subtitles which are 50% width and floated left and right. Then you would float the actual subtitle divs the opposite direction within them and make those subtitle divs auto width.
<div id="wrapper">
	<div id="header">
		<span class="MainTitle">Welcome To the Sanitarium Everyone</span>
	</div>
	<div id="sub-main">
		<div id="sub-left-wrapper">
			<div id="sub-left">
				<span class="SubTitle">This is a much longer subtitle 1</span>
			</div>
		</div>
		<div id="sub-right-wrapper">
			<div id="sub-right">
				<span class="SubTitle">This is a much longer subtitle 2</span>
			</div>
		</div>
	</div>
</div>

Open in new window

#header {
	text-align: center;
}

#wrapper {
	border: 1px solid #ab29d8;
	margin: 0 auto;
	width: 100%;
}

#sub-main {
	border: 1px solid #08aa15;
	margin: 0 auto;
	width: 100%;
	overflow: hidden;
}

#sub-left-wrapper {
	width: 50%;
	float: left;
}

#sub-left {
	border: 1px solid #ff0000;
	text-align: center;
	float: right;
	width: auto;
}

#sub-right-wrapper {
	width: 50%;
	float: right;
}

#sub-right {
	border: 1px solid #0000ff;
	text-align: center;
	float: left;
	width: auto;
}

.MainTitle {
	color: #000000;
	font-family: Arial;
	font-weight: bold;
	font-size: 32px;
	text-align: center;
}

.SubTitle {
	color: #000000;
	font-family: Arial;
	font-size: 18px;
	font-weight: bold;
	text-align: center;
}

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:maqskywalker
ID: 41796672
That solution was brilliant! You rock!
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering 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

Suggested Solutions

Unordered lists (HTML ul tags) are very handy to create menus of all types, shapes and sizes.  All it takes is a little knowledge of CSS and the possibilities are endless. First off, you should know the general format for menus created using the …
Introduction If you're like most people, you have occasionally made a typographical error when you're entering information into an online form.  And to your consternation, the browser remembers the error, and offers to autocomplete your future entr…
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to create a CSS image sprite (In a later tutorial, viewers will learn how to use CSS and HTML to create a navigation menu using this sprite) Open a new Photoshop document with a width of (Icon width)x(N…
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to style different bullet points for unordered lists in CSS. Begin with a normal unordered list; the default bullet point is a solid circle: In the CSS, create a defined class of unordered list by typing "ul.S…

860 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