I'm currently changing our site to use a 1024px res up from 800px with some other tweaks.
Below the top navigation we have a status bar that informs users of their login status. The text is floated right with another link floated to the left. However, when I try to add floats in the new design I'm having problems that I'm not sure how to solve. I have tried things like adjusting the height of the div, adding a background colour etc.
Here is the existing site
New site without the floats
New site with float
I'm aware there are some validation issues relating to the (eventual) dynamic nature of the page but they are further down the page and I don't believe they should be affecting this issue.