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Colliding DIVs

Discussion in 'CSS' started by digitalpoint, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #21
    That code shows the left (green) DIV completely below the right (red) one in Firefox (for me anyway).
    SEMrush
     
    digitalpoint, Oct 20, 2005 IP
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    #22
    http://www.water-well.net/float.html

    I see this in firefox like this:

    [​IMG]

    with this code:

    <html>
    <body>
    <div style="border: 1px solid #f00; float:right; width:100px;  margin: 10px;">floating this to the right</div>
    <div style="background-color: #ddd; float:left; border: 1px solid #0f0;">If you float a div, the text within another div wraps around it, but the border of that div extends through the div that is floating.  Anyone know of a way to prevent this?</div>
    </body>
    </html> 
    Code (markup):
    I can't see the left below the right when you add the float left?
     
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  3. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #23
    I'm just not seeing it... I tried the above link with 3 different versions of Firefox on 2 different platforms and none show like that for me.
     
    digitalpoint, Oct 21, 2005 IP
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    #24
    elkiwi

    The reason you see it like this is because your browser window is larger than the width of the green <div>. Shrink your window and you'll see.

    [​IMG]
     
    Arnica, Oct 21, 2005 IP
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    #25
    Yeah I figured that out but still can't find a solution, seem ie and ff render floats completely different but it's an ie fault not ff as far as I can see.

    this page is about postitioning with floats but still doesn't solve the original problem.

    http://www.positioniseverything.net/easyclearing.html
     
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  6. J.D.

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    #26
    This behavior is by design (CSS design, that is) - floats behave as if block-level elements do not exist. The best way to fix this is to add a margin to the left div. For example:

    <div style="margin-right: 150px; background-color: #ddd; border: 1px solid #0f0;">If you float a div, the text within another div wraps around it, but the border of that div extends through the div that is floating. Anyone know of a way to prevent this?</div>

    J.D.
     
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    #28
    Just use a fixed margin and it will work on any resolution.
     
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #29
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    #30
    It is true, setting overflow to anything but visible on a block-level element will establish new formatting context and any floats must not overlap such elements. It won't work in IE, though.

    J.D.
     
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #31
    Yeah, I figured out it doesn't work in IE. Oh well... still better than it not working with ANYTHING. :)
     
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    #32
    If your float has fixed width, then setting margin-right on the left-side element will work in all browsers.
     
    J.D., Oct 24, 2005 IP
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    #33
    I know... problem is I want elements to wrap around the float once it has (automatically) cleared it.
     
    digitalpoint, Oct 24, 2005 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #34
    Okay, I think I came up with something that works in IE (as well as others). Wrap the overlapping div in <fieldset> tags. It's an idiotic workaround, but at least it's working for me.
     
    digitalpoint, Oct 24, 2005 IP
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    #35
    I'm having the same exact same problem and have resorted to the fieldset hack. I understand CSS is supposed to do this, but it is so unusual. Is there an update on a different way around this?
     
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  16. FeelLikeANut

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    #36
    It has been mentioned several times that a right margin is all you need.

    <div style="border: 1px solid red; float:right; width:100px; height:100px">floating this to the right</div>
    <div style="background-color: silver; border: 1px solid green">If you float a div, the text within another div wraps around it, but the border of that div extends through the div that is floating.  Anyone know of a way to prevent this?</div>
    Code (markup):
    [​IMG]

    <div style="border: 1px solid red; float:right; width:100px; height:100px">floating this to the right</div>
    <div style="background-color: silver; border: 1px solid green; [color=red]margin-right: 102px[/color]">If you float a div, the text within another div wraps around it, but the border of that div extends through the div that is floating.  Anyone know of a way to prevent this?</div>
    Code (markup):
    [​IMG]
     
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    #37
    I tried that but then once the div goes under the floating right div it will not wrap if there's a margin. So, I can't use a margin if I want it to eventually wrap.
     
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    #38
    Of course. If it did then the DIV would no longer be a box, it would be a polygon. I don't believe browsers deal with polygons.
     
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    #39
    No, they don't.

    I guess I'm going to go with a table. That would have saved me a lot of time. Why is css so hyped?
     
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    #40
    Because, once you become accustomed with CSS it is far more powerful than tables can be. A site styled purely with CSS is also much more maintainable; the smallest change, or a complete redesign can be implemented in seconds by simply switching the style sheet referenced. And even more, semantic HTML--which tables-for-layout is not--ensures that your page will be usable to every user and every browsing device.
     
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