[thelist] CSS centering in IE

Gary McPherson lists at ingenyus.net
Wed Jan 28 15:48:05 CST 2004

Rob Day wrote:

>I'm trying to create a page that I thought would be really easy -- a single fixed-width column, with flexible height (dependent upon amount of content), centered on the page. I wrote a really simple page that I've tested it on Mozilla 1.4, Opera 7.23, Firebird 0.7, and IE 6 all on Windows 2000. It works just fine in everything except IE. In IE the column is all the way to the left. I found a page that does what I want without tables and works in IE (http://www.pfundernewmedia.com/shawn/), so I looked at the CSS, but I can't see what they're doing differently. In the CSS comments (http://www.pfundernewmedia.com/shawn/styles-site.css) there's a mention of a CSS hack, but I can't figure out what's going on. I also tried doing what this site suggested (http://www.quirksmode.org/css/centering.html), but I'm really trying to avoid using a table. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Tested in Win2000/IE6 and WinXP/IE6 - displays properly in both. Have 
you double-checked that the CSS has been refreshed with your latest 
changes? Try adding something obvious to your stylesheet and see if it 
shows up as expected.

Hope that helps,


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