[thelist] aligning boxes flush

Alexander C. Garcia Alexander at Garcia.Name
Sun Jun 22 16:01:22 CDT 2003


  I've come to notice that with IE if you don't specify display: block it
won't work. Similarly other browsers require different rule sets like
position :relative etc. I didn't test your code with the display: block, but
try it out and see if it works on IE.

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Alexander Garcia
Alexander at Garcia.Name

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I'm trying to align to div's so that the bottom of one is flush the th top
of the other. ASCII art example:
       | box1    |
-------          |
|     box2       |

I've been trying to use absolute positioning and percentages to lign the
boxes up:

#box1 {
        position: absolute;
        top: 15%;
        left: 56%;
        height: 5%;
        width: 12%;
        border: 1px solid #ffffff;
        color: #ffffff;
        text-align: center;
        background-color: #000000;
        font-size: 12pt;
        z-index: 1;
#box2 {
        position: absolute;
        top: 20%;
        left: 3%;
        min-height: 70%;
        width: 65%;
        border: 1px solid #ffffff;
        background-color: #000000;
        overflow: hidden;

This works in Mozilla, but not in IE. Also, text, especially if I change
the font size in the boxes, seems to throw the alignment off.

There's gotta be a better way to do this. Suggestions?

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