[thelist] IE stylesheet problems

Austin Harris austin at dotmail.co.uk
Thu May 4 05:57:38 CDT 2006

I would try a few things;

background: transparent url(/static/images/head.png) no-repeat top left;

(remove the ""s)

IIRC,  also not sure if the position is needed (as it is defaulted to top left anyway, I have never used the colour: transparent but I would try taking that out as well!

Also I would have put all of the header stuff in a seperate header div, will make it easier if you are using includes as the site grows.

----- Original Message -----
From: Kevin Sedgley <kevin at topophilia.co.uk>
To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
Sent: Thursday, May 4, 2006 11:26:23 AM GMT+0000
Subject: [thelist] IE stylesheet problems

Hello all,

I'm having issues with IE 6 on windows and a website I'm trying to build at

If you try it in firefox 1.5 XP it works fine (screenshot:
http://x402.putfile.com/5/12305035012.jpg ), alas in IE 6 Win XP, odd things

The image used for the header background (
http://tempwww.topophilia.co.uk/static/images/head.png) seems to insert
itself whenever I add a <div class="box"> to the <div id="main_content">
(screenshot: http://x402.putfile.com/5/12305075529.jpg ) and the small
square images are hidden underneath the <div class="box">

The CSS for <div class="box" is:

div#main_content div.box {
margin-bottom: 2em;
border: 1px solid #EEEFF1;
padding: 0 0.5em 0.5em 0.5em;
clear: both;
background-color: #FFFFFF;

The CSS for <div id="wrapper"> is:

div#wrapper {
background: transparent url("/static/images/head.png") no-repeat top left;
margin: 0;
padding: 0em 2em;

The whole CSS can be seen at:

This has been infuriating me for a while now! Thanks for your help.

I seem to be posting a lot to this list recently... I owe a tip...

<tip type="Online WYSIWYG editor">
For a great free online javascript based HTML editor, try FCK Editor -

You can extend it quite easily, theres no need for obtrusive code (it
replaces text areas with a IFRAME) and produces correctly formatted XHTML


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