No the earlier suggestion worked really well... Let me explain.. I am trying to add drop down menus to an existing site navigation. So I developed the menus on thier own page..they work great. I am now trying to position the menu on an existing site inside a <td></td>. I thought that nesting all of menu <div> s inside one container <div> might do the trick. I have tried a few different options--I have either successfully positioned the menu which then seems to throw off the positioning of the drop down menus or the drop down menus work fine but i am unable to To position the main menu properly. Please see the following page... http://www.philamuseum.org/index-dd.shtml Thanks Malcolm //---------------// Malcolm J. Mcatee Web Designer Philadelphia Museum of Art 215-684-7748 mmcatee at philamuseum.org //---------------// -----Original Message----- From: Gerenday, Perry (P.) [mailto:pgerenda at visteon.com] Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2001 1:51 PM To: 'thelist at lists.evolt.org' Subject: RE: [thelist] css positioning...within <td></td> -----Original Message----- From: McAtee, Malcolm [mailto:MMcAtee at philamuseum.org] > I am trying to integrate this css positioned elements within > an existing > table-based layout > I have tried creating a continer <div> to hold these as > seperate elements w/ > mixed results any suggestions... Malcolm, It's not clear to me what you are trying to accomplish. Was my earlier suggestion off the mark from what you are looking for? If you are using CSS positioned DIVs they can be placed anywhere on your page, including overlapping other objects. You can "nest" DIVs like this: <div id="parentDiv" style="position:absolute; top:10px; left:0px; visibility:visible;"> <div id="childDiv1" style="position:relative; top:0px; left:0px; visibility:inherit;"> Hi</div> <div id="childDiv2" style="position:relative; top:0px; left:0px; visibility:inherit;"> G'day</div> </div> The "parentDiv" can be absolutely positioned while "childDiv1" and "childDiv2" can be positioned relative to the parent and visibility can be inherited from the parent. Is that what you're looking for? Perry Gerenday, Visual Communications Artist www.virtually-artistic.com --------------------------------------- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !