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Thread: Can't get the UL & LI elements aligned correctly in IE6/IE7

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    63

    Can't get the UL & LI elements aligned correctly in IE6/IE7

    This site shows a page outline that I have been working on.

    I had the menu fully functional with dropdowns (FF) but it wasn't looking right in IE. Then someone told me to do an image for the background and now I can't get the LI elements to stay within the UL box.

    If you look at FF and then IE6/IE7, you will see what I mean.

    I have changed the LI to yellow backgrounds to show what is happening but for some reason, IE is *pushing* the LI elements over to the right. Almost as if there was a left-margin.

    Can anyone please help me figure out why this is happening?

    Here is my CSS:
    Code:
    body {
       background: url(../images/pattern-grey.gif) repeat;
       font-size: 85%;
       font-family: "Myriad Pro", Verdana, "Bitstream Vera Sans";
       color: #484848;
       padding: 15px 0 0 0;
       margin: 0;
    }
    
    h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, p {
       margin: 0 0 1em 0;
       padding: 0;
    }
    
    h1, .contentheading { font-size: 1.4em; }
    h2 { font-size: 1.3em; }
    h3, .contentpagetitle-b******** { font-size: 1.2em; font-weight: bold; }
    h4 { font-size: 1.1em; }
    h5 { font-size: 1.0em; }
    h6 { font-size: 0.9em; }
    
    a:link, a:active {
       color: #007468;
       text-decoration: underline;
    }
    
    a:visited, a:hover {
       color: #ff6f00;
       text-decoration: underline;
    }
    #container {
       width: 980px;
       background: transparent;
       margin: 0 auto;
    }
    
    
    /**********************************************************************/
    /**********   mainbody   **********************************************/
    /**********************************************************************/
    #mainbody {
       position: relative;
       width: 780px;
       float: right;
    }
    
    #header {
       width: 100%;
       height: 150px;
    }
    
    #header img.logo {
       float: left;
       margin: 10px 0 0 0;
    }
    
    #header h1.tollfree {
       width: 350px;
       height: 118px;
       float: right;
       background: transparent url(../images/tollfree.png) right no-repeat;
       margin: 10px 0;
    }
    
    #header h1.tollfree span{
       display:none;
    }
    
    #sub-header {
       position: relative;
       clear: both;
       width: 100%;
       height: 235px;
       margin-bottom: 10px;
       background: white url(../images/house-chalet.jpg) left no-repeat;
       z-index: 10;
    }
    
    #sub-header div.shadow {
       position: absolute;
       left: -6px;
       width: 6px;
       height: 100%;
       background: transparent url(../images/shadow-left.png) left repeat-y;
    } 
    
    #sub-header div.logo {
       position: relative;
       height: 235px;
       width: 229px;
       float: right;
       background: #ff6f00 url(../images/bg-orange.gif) left repeat-x;
       border-left: thin solid white;
    }
    
    #sub-header div.logo img {
       position: absolute;
       left: 15px;
       top: 22px;
    }
    
    /*****************************************************************************/
    /***************   CONTENT   *************************************************/
    /*****************************************************************************/
    
    #content {
       position: relative;
       width: 100%;
       background-color: white;
       z-index: 10;
    }
    
    #content div.shadow {
       position: absolute;
       left: -6px;
       width: 6px;
       height: 100%;
       background: transparent url(../images/shadow-left.png) left repeat-y;
       z-index: 20;
    }   
    
    #textarea {
       width: 521px;
       margin: 0px 15px;
       padding: 15px 0;
       float: left;
    }
    
    #content h1 {
    }
    
    #content h1 span, #content .contentheading span {
       color: #007468;
    }
    
    /*****************************************************************************/
    /***************   SIDEBAR   *************************************************/
    /*****************************************************************************/
    
    #sidebar {
       width: 209px;
       float: right;
       padding: 15px 0;
       margin-right: 0px;
    }
    
    #sidebar h1, #sidebar h3 {
       background: transparent url(../images/bg-sidebar-heading.png) repeat-y left;
       padding-left: 10px;
       color: black;
    }
    
    #sidebar .moduletable-livechat {
       margin-bottom: 1.5em;
    }
    
    ul#magpierss {
       list-style: none inside none;
       margin: 0px auto;
       padding: 0px;
       width: 90%;
    }
    
    ul#magpierss li {
       margin: 5px 0 5px 0;
       border-bottom: 1px dotted #848484;
    }
    
    ul#magpierss li a:link, ul#magpierss li a:active {
       text-decoration: none;
       font-weight: bold;
    }
    
    ul#magpierss li a:hover, ul#magpierss li a:visited {
       text-decoration: underline;
    }
    
    /*****************************************************************************/
    /***************   FOOTER    *************************************************/
    /*****************************************************************************/
    #footer {
       width: 100%;
       clear: both;
       color: white;
       margin: 10px 0 0 0;
    }
    
    #footer p {
       width: 450px;
       float: left;
       margin: 0 0 10px 0;
    }
    
    #footer p span {
       font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;
       font-size: .8em;
    }
    
    #bottom-bar {
       clear: both;
       background: #009C8C;
       width: 100%;
    }
    
    #bottom-bar ul {
       width: 765px;
       padding: 0;
       margin: 0 0 0 15px;
       list-style: none inside none;
       font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;
       font-size: .9em;
    }
    
    #bottom-bar ul li {
       float: left;
       width: 18%;
    }
    
    #bottom-bar ul li a:link, #bottom-bar ul li a:visited, #bottom-bar ul li a:active {
       color: #eeeeee;
       text-decoration: none;
    }
    
    #bottom-bar ul li a:hover {
       text-decoration: underline;
    }
    
    
    /*****************************************************************************/
    /***************   MENU-LEFT   ***********************************************/
    /*****************************************************************************/
    #mainmenu-container {
       position: absolute;
       width: 200px;
       top: 165px;
    }
    
    ul#mainlevel-mainmenu {
       position: relative;
       width: 100%;
       height: 235px;
       margin: 0;
       padding: 0;
       list-style-type: none;
       list-style-position: inside;
       list-style-image: none;
    background: blue;
    }
    
    ul#mainlevel-mainmenu li {
       margin: 0 0 .2em 0;
       padding: 0;
       background: transparent url(../images/mainmenu-tab.png) right no-repeat;
       width: 100%;
       height: 54px;
       background: yellow;
    }
    
    ul#mainlevel-mainmenu li img {
       display: none;
    }
    
    ul#mainlevel-mainmenu ul {
       display: none;
    }
    /*****************************************************************************/
    /***************   CLASSES   *************************************************/
    /*****************************************************************************/
    
    .clr-both { clear: both; }

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    11
    when you hover over the menu option the new options are suppose to come up underneath?

  3. #3
    Join Date
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    Posts
    63
    Sorry for the delay in responding... I'm suppose to get updated when a new post is made, but I wasn't

    I think the hover should be working now, and I think the layout should be working. If people can take a look and let me know, I would appreciate it.

    Thanks!

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