[thelist] CSS Image Captions

David Bindel dbindel at austin.rr.com
Sun Feb 16 16:36:01 CST 2003

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> Subject: [thelist] CSS Image Captions
> I am trying to build a box that sits withen the content flow
> of page and displays an image with a caption under it.
> The problem I have however, the box expands out to fill the
> entire parent block element, where I want it to contract
> around it instead. I can get it to contract by specifying a
> width, but because it is going into a content management
> system, I don't have access to images width.
> Is there something I can add to the <div> to make it
> contract? I don't really want to have to use a table for this!

I'm not sure if I understand the problem correctly, but it sounds like
you are trying to achieve the effect seen on this page I made for a
client a while back: http://www.bordeauxgallery.com/louisiana/index.php.
Take a look at the stylesheet and you should be able to figure it out.

David Bindel

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