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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
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    div problem

    i haven't coded a layout in awhile, so i'm rusty on how divs all work together. the problem is that my "maintext" div overflows into my "episode-sidebar" div and also, my "header" div overflows into my "video-container" div. here's the code:

    @charset "UTF-8";
    /* CSS Document */

    body {
    background-color : #000000;
    font-family : Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
    color : #fff;
    margin: 0px;
    padding: 0px;
    font-size: 12px;
    }

    A:link {text-decoration: none; color: #999;}
    A:visited {text-decoration: color: #999;}
    A:active {text-decoration: color: #999;}
    A:hover {text-decoration: underline; color:#f9d837;}

    #maincontainer{
    width: 1000px; /*Width of main container*/
    margin: 0 auto; /*Center container on page*/
    }

    #header {
    height: 100%;
    }

    #navigation {
    margin-bottom: 10px;
    }

    #links {
    float: right;
    margin-bottom: 10px;
    }

    #video-container {
    margin-top: 10px;
    }

    #content-wrapper{
    float: left;
    width: 100%;

    }

    #maintext{
    margin-right: 250px; /*Set right margin to RightColumnWidth*/
    padding: 10px;
    float: right;
    }

    #episode-sidebar{
    float: left;
    width: 250px; /*Width of right column*/
    margin-left: -300px; /*Set left margin to -(RightColumnWidth) */
    padding: 10px;
    }

    #footer{
    clear: left;
    width: 100%;
    padding: 4px 0;
    }


    .innertube{
    margin: 10px; /*Margins for inner DIV inside each column (to provide padding)*/
    margin-top: 0;
    }



    /* butons*/

    #modernbricksmenu2{
    padding: 0;
    width: 100%;
    border-top: 5px solid #f9d837;
    background: transparent;
    voice-family: "\"}\"";
    voice-family: inherit;
    }

    #modernbricksmenu2 ul{
    margin:0;
    margin-left: 40px; /*margin between first menu item and left browser edge*/
    padding: 0;
    list-style: none;
    }

    #modernbricksmenu2 li{
    display: inline;
    margin: 0 2px 0 0;
    padding: 0;
    text-transform:uppercase;
    }

    #modernbricksmenu2 a{
    float: left;
    display: block;
    font: bold 11px Arial;
    color: white;
    text-decoration: none;
    margin: 0 10px 0 0; /*Margin between each menu item*/
    padding: 5px 10px;
    background-color: black;
    }

    #modernbricksmenu2 a:hover{
    background-color: #f9d837;
    color: white;
    }

    #modernbricksmenu2 #current a{
    background-color: #f9d837;
    color: white;
    border-color: #f9d837;
    }
    and the corresponding html

    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
    <head>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
    <title>Student Video Productions</title>
    <LINK REL=StyleSheet HREF="styles.css" TYPE="text/css">
    </head>
    <body>

    <div id="maincontainer">

    <div id="header"><div class="innertube">

    <div id="navigation"><div class="innertube">
    <img src="svplogo.png" align="left" />
    </div></div>

    <div id="links">
    <img src="uiowalogo.png" align="right" />
    <br /><br />

    <div id="modernbricksmenu2"><div class="innertube">
    <ul>
    <li style="margin-left: 1px"><a href="page.html" title="Shows">Shows</a></li>
    <li><a href="page.html" title="Hire Us">Hire Us</a></li>
    <li><a href="page.html" title="For Staff">For Staff</a></li>
    <li><a href="page.html" title="About SVP">About SVP</a></li>
    <li><a href="page.html" title="Home">Home</a></li>
    </ul>

    </div></div>

    <br style="clear: left" />

    </div>
    </div>

    <p>&nbsp;</p>

    <div id="video-container">
    <div class="innertube">

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/12390409" width="400" height="225" frameborder="0"></iframe></div>
    </div></div></div>

    <div id="content-wrapper">

    <div id="maintext">
    <div class="innertube">

    blahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblablahblahb lahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahbla
    </div>
    </div></div>

    <div id="episode-sidebar">
    <div class="innertube">
    <h2>Other Episodes:</h2>
    <p><a href="episode.html"><img src="ethumb.png" border="0"/></a></p>
    <p><a href="episode.html"><img src="ethumb.png" border="0"/></a></p>
    <p><a href="episode.html"><img src="ethumb.png" border="0"/></a></p>
    <p><a href="all.html">[view all episodes]</a></p>
    </div></div>

    <div id="footer">
    <div class="innertube">
    <table width="1000">
    <tr>
    <td>
    <p>Bottom Navigation</p>
    <p><a href="link.html">Link</a></p>
    <p><a href="link.html">Link</a></p>
    <p><a href="link.html">Link</a></p>
    <p><a href="link.html">Link</a></p>
    <p><a href="link.html">Link</a></p></td>

    <td align="right">
    <img src="logo_tagline.png" />
    <p><img src="facebook.png" /> &nbsp; &nbsp; <img src="youtube.png" /></p>
    </td>
    </tr>
    </table>
    <p align="center"> The University of Iowa. All rights reserved. </p>
    </div></div>



    </body>
    </html>

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    163

    Start by removing unnecessary markup; you have DIVs which include nothing but another DIV. Remove one of them.

    For example:
    Code:
    <div id="content-wrapper">
    
    <div id="maintext">
    <div class="innertube">
    blahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahbl ...
    </div>
    </div></div>
    should be:

    Code:
    <div id="maintext" class="innertube">
       blahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblah ...
    </div>
    Chris F.A. Johnson
    http://cfajohnson.com/

  3. #3
    Join Date
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    Posts
    6
    my original problems were fixed, but now i'm trying to stretch video-container to the full width of the page, but it centers with main container. i made main container a class and ended it before and started it after video-container, but it still wont stretch the length of the page. suggestions?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
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    If you don't give a DIV (or any block-level element) a width, it will use the full width of its container.
    Chris F.A. Johnson
    http://cfajohnson.com/

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