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  1. #1
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    How to give a li element a fixed width

    I want to give a li element a fixed width but it doesn't work. Currently I can give an a element a width in Firefox but it doesn't work in Internet Explorer. The problem is that I have longer descriptions on mouseover / hover in the navigation and so I have to use fixed widths (even if I don't like them) because otherwise the buttons are moved on mouseover / hover. You can see it on my site. It should work with Firefox but has problems with Internet Explorer.
    Thanks in advance.

    PS: I already tried to set the width to the li element but it didn't work even if I set display: block; float: left;

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    Hi,

    its not an answer to your question, but you might be interested in the following script:
    http://www.jeremymartin.name/example....php?example=1

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    Arrow

    I want to use as less JavaScript as possible. So I only want to solve the problem with different words on mouseover / hover in CSS.

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    Just looked at your css---
    HTML Code:
    #navigation li {
    	display: inline;
    }
    There is no width set.
    HTML Code:
    #navigation li {
    	display: inline;
            width:115px;  /* whatever suits your layout (810/7=115) */
    }
    That will work cross-browser... no smoke and mirrors necessary.
    ...but stupidity is terminal.

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    Thumbs up

    Thanks, it worked when I used "#navigation li a" instead of "#navigation li" (but I don't know why).

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