[thelist] Help with DIV problem

Seyon evoltlist at delime.com
Mon Jun 7 18:51:48 CDT 2004

Message from Joshua Olson (6/7/2004 04:11 PM)
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: sandra
> > Sent: Monday, June 07, 2004 3:56 PM
> > The site has a sideways scroll. It is a three column, CSS/DIV layout.
> >
> > The pages are at:
> >
> > http://www.saveinverclyderoyal.com/
>I think the problem may lie in that you've broken what I consider the
>cardinal rule... never EVER put a set width on a div if you also specify any
>of border, padding, and margin.  You broke that rule in the following three
>position: absolute;
>left: 0;
>width: 13%;
>margin: 8px 3px 3px 3px;
>font-size: 0.85em;

I think that's a pretty horrible cardinal rule to foist off on others. It 
probably simplifies life for you but it doesn't really address the reason 
why problem occurs - that width+margin+padding+border is computed 
differently by different browsers.

Properly understanding that makes it quite obvious that a width can indeed 
be specified so long as you leave sufficient "margin of error" space 
instead of making them all add up to precisely 100%.

George's solution is much better.


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