Does anyone know how I can set the position of a jquery modal window? Right now, it works perfectly but only displays in the center of the browser window. I want to be able to just position it a set amount from the left margin. I can do it with the close div, but not the modal window div. I'm sure it's something simple that I am an idiot and missing. Any help would be appreciated!

the styles

position:absolute; /* important */
top:0px; /* start from top */
left:0px; /* start from left */
height:100%; /* cover the whole page */
width:100%; /* cover the whole page */
display:none; /* don't show it '*/

/* styling bellow */
background-color: white;

position:absolute; /* important so we can position it on center later */
display:none; /* don't show it */
width:900px; height:830px;
/* styling bellow */

/* style a specific modal window */
border:1px solid gray;
background: #246493;

and the script


//get the height and width of the page
var window_width = $(window).width();
var window_height = $(window).height();

//vertical and horizontal centering of modal window(s)
/*we will use each function so if we have more then 1
modal window we center them all*/

//get the height and width of the modal
var modal_height = $(this).outerHeight();
var modal_width = $(this).outerWidth();

//calculate top and left offset needed for centering
var top = (window_height-modal_height)/1.3;
var left = (window_width-modal_width)/3;

//apply new top and left css values
$(this).css({'top' : top , 'left' : left});



//get the id of the modal window stored in the name of the activating element
var modal_id = $(this).attr('name');

//use the function to show it



//use the function to close it




function close_modal(){

//hide the mask

//hide modal window(s)

function show_modal(modal_id){

//set display to block and opacity to 0 so we can use fadeTo
$('#mask').css({ 'display' : 'block', opacity : 0});

//fade in the mask to opacity 0.8

//show the modal window