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  1. #1
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    CSS/Image Drop Shadow & Expansion

    Hi guys,

    I need major help with this page I'm working on.
    I want to put a drop shadow around the container div, but I don't want to use CSS because as far as I know there hasn't been a CSS dropshadow that will show in IE 6, 7, 8. And I need this drop shadow to work in all browsers. So when you look at my code you will see that I attempted to create a drop shadow around the div with background images.

    I also want to make this grid as dynamic as possible, meaning, if I decide to type in 3 bullets in the 3rd row I don't want to have to resize each div, I just want it to expand as I go.
    Also, right now there are 4 rows in this grid, at some point I'd like to easily add a 4th or maybe a 5th. What is the best way to do this?

    Any help with this would be great.

    Here is my current code (see what a mess it is?). I don't know why everything isn't falling into place.

    Thanks so much.
    Code:
    <style type="text/css">
    #top_shadow {
    	height: 10px;
    	width: 975px;
    	background-image: url(My%20Pictures/top_shadow.jpg);
    	background-repeat: no-repeat;
    }
    #left_shadow {
    	float: left;
    	height: 800;
    	width: 13px;
    	background-image: url(My%20Pictures/left_shadow.jpg);
    	background-repeat: repeat-y;	
    }
    #main_content {
    	float: left;
    	height: 900;
    	width: 949px;
    }
    #right_shadow {
    	float: left;
    	height: 800;
    	width: 13px;
    	background-image: url(My%20Pictures/right_shadow.jpg);
    	background-repeat: repeat-y;	
    }
    #btm_shadow {
    	float: left;
    	height: 10px;
    	width: 975px;
    	background-image: url(My%20Pictures/btm_shadow.jpg);
    	background-repeat: no-repeat;
    }
    #deals_header {
    	float: left;
    	height: 60px;
    	width: 949px;
    	font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
    	font-size: 18px;
    	font-weight: bold;
    	padding-top: 30px;
    	padding-left: 20px;
    }
    .selections {
    	float: left;
    	height: 186px;
    	width: 949px;
    	border-bottom-width: 1px;
    	border-bottom-style: dashed;
    	border-bottom-color: #CCC;
    }
    .section1 {
    	float: left;
    	height: 186px;
    	width: 186px;
    	padding-top: 8px;
    	padding-right: 10px;
    	padding-bottom: 18px;
    	padding-left: 18px;
    }
    .section2 {
    	float: left;
    	height: 186px;
    	width: 192px;
    	padding-top: 14px;
    }
    .section3 {
    	float: left;
    	height: 186px;
    	width: 271px;
    	padding-top: 14px;
    }
    .section4 {
    	float: left;
    	height: 186px;
    	width: 265px;
    }
    body,td,th {
    	font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
    	font-size: 12px;
    	color: #444;
    }
    a:link {
    	color: #3459F5;
    	text-decoration: none;
    }
    a:visited {
    	text-decoration: none;
    }
    a:hover {
    	text-decoration: underline;
    }
    a:active {
    	text-decoration: none;
    }
    .row_price {
    	float: left;
    	height: 96px;
    	width: 110px;
    	padding-top: 12;
    }
    .row_btn {
    	float: left;
    	height: 96px;
    	width: 155px;
    	padding-top: 20;
    }
    .row1_copy {
    	absolute: fixed;
    	height: 30px;
    	width: 265px;
    	padding-left: 14px;
    }
    #container {
    	height: 1000px;
    	width: 975px;
    	float: left;	
    }
    </style>
      <div id="container">
      <div id="top_shadow"></div>
      <div id="left_shadow"></div>
      <div id="main_content">
        <div id="deals_header">Compare &amp; Contrast</div>
        <div class="selections">
        <div class="section1" id="row1_sec1"><img src="#" width="157" height="148"></div>
        <div class="section2" id="row1_sec2">
          <font style="color: #C8001D; font-size: 14px"><strong>Amazon</strong></font><br \>
          <font style="color: #444; font-size: 18px"><strong>40&quot; Flat Screen TV</strong></font>
          <p>Includes $100 off coupon</p>
          <p>&nbsp;</p></div>
        <div class="section3" id="row1_sec3">
          <strong>Included Features</strong>
          <ul>
            <li>I really don't know what to put in these fields yet. TBD. TBD. TBD. TBD</li>
            <li>I really don't know what to put in these fields yet. TBD. TBD. TBD. TBD</li>
          </ul>
          <a href="#">Details</a></div>
      <div class="section4" id="row1_sec4">
        <div class="row_price" id="row1_price1"><img src="#" width="101" height="50" /></div>
        <div class="row_btn" id="row1_btn1"><img src="#" width="146" height="35" /></div>
        <div class="row_copy" id="row1_copy1"><strong>Online Exclusive for New Customers</strong><br \>2-year agreement require  </div>
      </div>
      <div class="section1" id="row2_sec1"><img src="#" width="157" height="144" /></div>
        <div class="section2" id="row2_sec2"><font style="color: #C8001D; font-size: 14px"><strong>Best Buy</strong></font><br \>
          <font style="color: #444; font-size: 18px"><strong>40&quot; Flat Screen TV</strong></font>
          <p>Includes $100 off coupon<br  />Includes insurance for 2-years</p>
          <p>&nbsp;</p></div>
        <div class="section3" id="row2_sec3">
          <strong>Included Features</strong>
          <ul>
            <li>I really don't know what to put in these fields yet. TBD. TBD. TBD. TBD</li>
            <li>I really don't know what to put in these fields yet. TBD. TBD. TBD. TBD</li>
          </ul>
          <a href="#">Details</a></div>
      <div class="section4" id="row2_sec4">
        <div class="row_price" id="row2_price2"><img src="#" width="101" height="84" /></div>
        <div class="row_btn" id="row2_btn2"><img src="#" width="146" height="35" /></div>
        <div class="row_copy" id="row2_copy2"><strong>Online Exclusive for New Customers</strong><br \>
          2-year agreement required.</div>
        </div>
        <div class="selections">
        <div class="section1" id="row3_sec1"><img src="#" width="151" height="128" /></div>
        <div class="section2" id="row3_sec2"><font style="color: #C8001D; font-size: 14px"><strong>Circuit City</strong></font><br \>
          <font style="color: #444; font-size: 18px"><strong>40&quot; Flat Screen TV</strong></font>
          <p>Includes $100 off coupon<br  />
          Includes insurance for 2-years</p>
          <p>&nbsp;</p></div>
        <div class="section3" id="row3_sec3">
          <strong>Included Features</strong>
          <ul>
            <li>I really don't know what to put in these fields yet. TBD. TBD. TBD. TBD</li>
            <li>I really don't know what to put in these fields yet. TBD. TBD. TBD. TBD</li>
          </ul>
          <a href="http://www.comcast.com/internet-service-ned">Details</a></div>
        <div class="section4" id="row3_sec4">
          <div class="row_price" id="row3_price3"><img src="#" width="101" height="84" /></div>
          <div class="row_btn" id="row3_btn3"><img src="#" width="146" height="35" /></div>
          <div class="row_copy" id="row3_copy3">Best Price for New Users</div>
        </div>  
        <div class="selections">
          <div class="section1" id="row4_sec1"><img src="#" width="157" height="140" /></div>
          <div class="section2" id="row4_sec2"><font style="color: #C8001D; font-size: 14px"><strong>Newegg</strong></font><br \>
          <font style="color: #444; font-size: 18px"><strong>40&quot; Flat Screen TV</strong></font><p>Includes $100 off coupon</p></div>
          <div class="section3" id="row4_sec3"><strong>Included Features</strong>
            <ul>
              <li>I really don't know what to put in these fields yet. TBD. TBD. TBD. TBD</li>
              <li>I really don't know what to put in these fields yet. TBD. TBD. TBD. TBD</li>
            </ul>
            <a href="http://www.comcast.com/home-phone-service.html">Details</a></div>
          <div class="section4" id="row3_sec4">
            <div class="row_price" id="row3_price3"><img src="#" width="101" height="84" /></div>
            <div class="row_btn" id="row3_btn3"><img src="#" width="146" height="35" /></div>
            <div class="row_copy" id="row3_copy3">Best Price for New Users.</div>
          </div>
      <div id="right_shadow"></div>
      <div id="btm_shadow"></div>
      </div>
    </div>
    </div>

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    Anyone?? Could really use someone's brain here.
    Thanks!

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