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    <div class="clear" /> leaves buffer below...

    Why is it that on my site, the <div class="clear" /> that I place under the header leaves a white space in firefox just before the main content div (id=wrapper) starts and in IE there's nothing there? How can I get rid of the space so that there's nothing inbetween the bottom of the header and the top of the main content div?

    Site.

    Any help is appreciated...

    MishimaSan

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    I'm not sure if it is causing the problem but, if your code really is <div class="clear" /> then I'm pretty sure it is wrong. As far as I'm aware you cannot have a self-closing div like that. It would have to be <div class="clear"></div>. But, like I said, I don't know if that is causing the problem. Just wanted to point that out...

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    A few errors:
    <h1><a href="http://rawoptions.co.uk/blog">Under Construction.</h1></a>
    (above) incorrect nesting of tags
    Then,
    ...div class="sidebar">
    <ul><!-- open whole list -->
    <div id="search">

    <form method="get" id="searchform" action="http://rawoptions.co.uk/blog/">
    <div>
    ...
    The only element that can reside inside of "<ul></ul>" is "<li></li>"

    "<div id="search"> (etc) </div>" should be inside of "<li></li>", etc.

    Throws many validation errors as a result. Fix this, errors all disappear.

    Also, "&nbsp" needs to end with " ; " (four occurances)



    But yes, I think that a "<div>" should not be self-closing.

    Should be "<div class="clear"><!-- --></div>"

    (An 'empty' tag should be filled with a "<!-- -->" too, according to W3C)
    I build for: Firefox and tweak for IE

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    People, thank you very much for the excellent feedback! I have made the changes but IE is completely acting up!

    What I originally did was start from scratch. I'm a n00b when it comes to WordPress so I followed a really good tutorial from www.wpdesigner.com and I managed to get a really good looking blog after I applied a lot of CSS to it. Then, what happened was I hadn't saved it after I'd finished the tutorial - in its raw format - so rather than do the whole thing again I decided to try to back pedal (I've found that's not such a good idea... maybe it's just me).

    Now I'm completely lost and I feel that I should just start again with the CSS - there are literally loads of CSS entries all over the place that I haven't annotated (stupid), so it's confusing if I keep at it like this.

    I'll come back if I have any more issues, but thanks so much for the help.

    Clément

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    Quote Originally Posted by WebJoel View Post
    (An 'empty' tag should be filled with a "<!-- -->" too, according to W3C)
    Oh! I never knew that! Do you possibly have a link to somewhere that talks about that? I'd be interested to learn more.

    See, we ALL learn new stuff every day.

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