[thelist] formatting problems with CSS - please help

Ken Wan kwan at tourismwhistler.com
Thu Jan 29 13:26:08 CST 2004

Okay, here¹s another newbie question.

On the site I work with (currently tables and HTML... ugh!), there is a
liquid layout in which the left column has a couple of rows of flag icons (8
flags in two rows of 4). These are currently laid out using nested tables
(main table for the three column with a table for formatting the flags in
the left column). The table of flags is center aligned within the column.

I¹d like to duplicate this with CSS but am encountering some frustrations.
First, in getting rid of the table for formatting the flags, I¹ve put the
group of flags in a div tag, with the img tags just entered consecutively.
I¹ve also had to set padding for the flags so that they are not right up
against each other. This works fine. However, I can¹t easily get the entire
group of flags center aligned within the column. There doesn¹t seem to be a
CSS attribute for aligning a box in the center (although there is one for
text). Using ²text-align: center² is incorrect (but seems to work). I can
use the padding around the flags to evenly space the flags out within the
column, but this is extremely clunky.

How would an experienced CSS coder do what I¹m wanting to do? I¹d love to
hear your suggestions.


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