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  1. #1
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    Getting rid of those stupid tables...

    Hello all...

    So I decided to get with the times today and started using a CSS. So far, it seems pretty cool! But I hear everybody saying that tables aren't necessary for page placing.

    In one of my pages, I have a table that is divided into three parts:

    HTML Code:
    <table>
    	<tr>
    		<td width="33%">Part 1</td>
    		<td width="34%">Part 2</td>
    		<td width="33%">Part 3</td>
    	</tr>
    </table>
    Now I am wondering what sort of things I would need to do to get rid of the table, but maintain the three parts in their proper placing on the page.

    Here is the page that I am trying to change if you guys need that... Thanks in advance!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by goofy1989
    Hello all...

    So I decided to get with the times today and started using a CSS. So far, it seems pretty cool! But I hear everybody saying that tables aren't necessary for page placing.

    In one of my pages, I have a table that is divided into three parts:

    HTML Code:
    <table>
    	<tr>
    		<td width="33%">Part 1</td>
    		<td width="34%">Part 2</td>
    		<td width="33%">Part 3</td>
    	</tr>
    </table>
    Now I am wondering what sort of things I would need to do to get rid of the table, but maintain the three parts in their proper placing on the page.

    Here is the page that I am trying to change if you guys need that... Thanks in advance!!!
    Just set the border to zero.
    Code:
    <table border="0">

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    Code:
    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN"
       "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
    <html lang="en">
    <head>
    <title>3 columns</title>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
    
    <script type="text/javascript">
    <!--
    
    //-->
    </script>
    
    <style type="text/css">
    <!--
    body, html {margin:0;padding:0;}
    #left, #middle, #right {height:130px;}
    #left {float:left;width:33%;background:red;}
    #middle {width:100%; background:white;}
    #right {float:right; width:33%; background:blue;}
    -->
    </style>
    
    </head>
    <body>
    <div id="middle">
        <div id="left">left</div>
        <div id="right">right</div>
    middle  
    </div>
    </body>
    </html>
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    Uggh tables within tables!
    try this:
    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
    <html>
    <head>
    <title>Div Example</title>
    <style type="text/css">
    #mainframe{width:100%;}
    #left{width:33%; background-color:#ff2; float:left;}
    #right{width:33%;background-color:#fa4;float:right;}
    #center{width:33%;background-color:#fd2; margin:auto;}
    </style>
    <meta name="Generator" content="TextPad 4.7">
    <meta name="Author" content="Rincewind">
    <meta name="Keywords" content="?">
    <meta name="Description" content="?">
    <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html;charset=iso-8859-1">
    </head>
    <body>
    <div id="mainframe">
    <div id="left">
    <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit</p>
    </div>
    <div id="right">
    <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit</p>
    </div>
    <div id="center">
    <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit</p>
    </div>
    </div>
    </body>
    </html>

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    none of the above really worked. http://www.yahoodrummer.com/nate/topwithcss.asp is the site where I'm experimenting, and I've posted the original in the first post. What am I doing wrong?

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    and http://www.yahoodrummer.com/nate/topwithcss.asp is the post above my two. It doesn't line up correctly...
    Last edited by goofy1989; 10-03-2005 at 10:49 PM.

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    Hi -
    It helps to set a margin: on every element - and I floated all of the divs left.
    Hope this works for you,
    El

    Code:
    <style type="text/css">
    body{
    width:100%; margin:0; padding:0; height:100%; font-size:100%;
    text-align:center; background:white none;}
    div.contain{
    width:100%; margin:0 auto; font-family:"verdana", "tahoma", sans-serif;
    font-size:70%;}
    .contain p{
    padding:10px; width:80%; margin:0 auto; text-align:center;}
    #left{width:33.3%; background-color:#ff2; float:left; margin:0 auto;}
    #center{width:33.3%; background-color:#fd2; float:left; margin:0 auto;}
    #right{width:33.3%; background-color:#fa4; float:left; margin:0 auto;}
    </style>
    <meta name="Generator" content="TextPad 4.7">
    <meta name="Author" content="Rincewind">
    <meta name="Keywords" content="?">
    <meta name="Description" content="?">
    <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html;charset=iso-8859-1">
    </head>
    <body>
    <div class="contain">
    	<div id="left">
    	<p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit</p>
    	</div>
    		<div id="right">
    		<p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit</p>
    		</div>
    			<div id="center">
    			<p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit</p>
    			</div>
    </div>
    </body>
    </html>
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  8. #8
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    Thank for all the help, but it still looks funky. Look at the test page to see what I mean...

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