[thelist] float text around image with absolute position

Bojan Tesanovic btesanovic at gmail.com
Fri Apr 11 07:18:25 CDT 2008

Hi Pam,

Here is what I think that could solve the problem.
Have a one div inside it 3 divs , those 3 divs can be
1. first 2 should have fixed heights first one for text second one  
for image, third is the rest of text.
2. there is plugin for jQuery , Dimensions that can be used to sort  
out how much of text will be injected in first div and rest of text  
to third div.

This can be done but you need to go through jQuery Dimensions  
documentation and have some person who knows javascript ,
this can be tricky but is very possible :)

At the end you should have divContainer   div1 div2 and div3.  in  
div2 place an image. text should be in javascript variable.
and use Javascript to decide where that text should split , inject  
first part to div1 and rest to div3.

On Apr 9, 2008, at 10:45 PM, Pam Griffith wrote:

> I have a column of text.  There is an image that is the same width as
> the column that needs to appear about 200px down from the top of the
> column with text above and below.  The graphic designer wants the
> image to be in exactly the same position in every column on every
> page--now this can be done if we insert the image manually into
> specific points in the text for every column, but this is pretty
> tedious for the number of columns involved, especially if we later
> decide to raise or lower the images or the text size changes, etc.
> What would be really nice is if we could put the image tag at the top
> of the column text and tell it to be 200px down from the top such that
> the text would wrap around above and below, but I've been playing with
> floats and positions and stuff like that but I cannot figure out any
> way to do that.  I think there probably isn't one, but I figured I'd
> ask the experts here before giving up completely.
> Thanks!
> Pam Griffith
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