[thelist] CSS positioning variances

Saila, Craig Craig.Saila at bgminteractive.com
Thu Feb 13 11:19:00 CST 2003

Rob Whitener wrote:
> <ul style="position:absolute; top:450px; left:230px; " >
> 	<li style="text-align:left;">Adapting . . </li>
> 	<li><img src="images/designopt_cr1_210.jpg"></li>
> </ul>

The problem could lie in the elements containing those lists...

> I have 3 lists down one side of the page with some text and
> an image, then there are 2 more I want to layout
> horizontally, with the tops lined up with the lowest
> vertically aligned list. (take a look:
> http://www.designoptions.com/newsite/gallery.htm )

Apparently you've changed the site, making it hard to test and see
what's happened, so I really can't say. Sorry.

> I am not sure what the strict or quirks modes are, and I
> don't know how to switch them on or off.

You're in quirks mode because you're missing the DOCTYPE. Add a DOCTYPE
that will force strict mode and this should help solve some of the
differences. It will also allow the page to be validate which could
point to some other errors.

More on DOCTYPE switching:

> I am having the same kind of problem on another page, a map of the us
> (http://www.designoptions.com/newsite/replocator.htm) where
> rollover images are not lining up the way I expect them in

Here the images are all broken, so I can't test...


Craig Saila
craig at saila.com : http://www.saila.com/

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