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Problem w/ table height (16 posts)

  1. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Sorry, I'm sure there's a simple solution for my problem, I just can't see it.
    On my blog page, the cell that contains the wordpress-powered text seems to stretch the height of the table, and in spite of my valign attributes the side navigation bars get pushed down. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong here?
    Bad table: http://www.dinthoniel.org/
    Good table: http://www.dinthoniel.org/about.php
    Thanks a bunch!!

  2. southerngal
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Probably remove the line height in the .CSS :)

  3. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Nah. Doesn't compute. I use the same CSS incl. line heights on the pages that look fine. Thanks for the suggestion, though.

  4. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    In your navigation table on the left on the first page there is a small, empty DIV that perhaps is pushing the table contents down.
    I am using Firebird as a browser, and a set of Web Developer Tools that work with Firebird which, among other things, can outline block level elements and tables. This is how I can see an empty DIV at the top of the left-hand navigation.
    HTH.
    Craig.

  5. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Actually, the more I look at it, it seems that perhaps your intent was to wrap the table with the DIV. If that is the case, then that didn't happen. The DIV is not wrapping the table in the same way as the table on the right-side navigation.
    Craig.

  6. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hm. The DIV is just supposed to control the appropriate CSS styles. And I have the same DIV tag for the right hand navigation... Thanks anyway.
    Still clueless,
    Irina.

  7. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Irina,
    I understand what you are saying about the DIV tag and the CSS styles. What I am saying is that your right-hand navigation table is nicely nestled in a DIV wrapper. However, the left-hand table is NOT within a DIV.
    I will do a screen capture of the outlines and post it on my site this afternoon or this evening.
    Craig.

  8. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Irina,
    If you visit http://www.nuclearmoose.ca/screens/images/ you will see the screen captures I got on Firebird. One shows Block Level Elements outlined, one shows Table Elements outlined, and the third shows both outlined together. It may be too much of a cluster to get anything from, but I posted it anyway.
    You will see that your DIV structure on the left side is different than the DIV on the right.
    I hope this helps.
    Craig.

  9. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Craig,
    thanks so much for the time & effort you put into this!
    I can see from your images what you're talking about, but it doesn't reflect in the code!! For both cells, left and right, I have the tag structure <td><div><table>...</table></div></td>
    So either something else causes the problem or I'm going insane... :(
    Irina.

  10. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Irina,
    Sorry to hear that. I know how frustrating stuff like this can be.
    Oh, wait...I just saw something in your latest post...do you actually have DIVs inside of a TABLE?
    It seems to me that you can put a TABLE into a DIV, but not vice-versa. Your code above implies to me that you have a TABLE with a DIV with a TABLE. Is this correct? This may, in fact, be the problem.
    I have a forum where I can ask this question. I'll post the reply when I get it.
    Craig.

  11. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Irina,
    Could you post the actual code? I can have some experts look at it and maybe a fresh set of eyes will find an issue. Here is part of an answer I have already received:
    "You can place divs within a table. However, if those divs are absolutely positioned (and maybe fixed too, not sure), then the divs will not appear within the table cell its code is within."
    They would like to see the actual code, if possible.
    Craig.

  12. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Craig,
    as it seems to be difficult to post code here, could I e-mail you a txt file? If so, where to?
    Once again, I can't thank you enough!!
    Irina.

  13. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Irina,
    Craig (at) nuclear moose dot com.

  14. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Craig,
    it is done! I needed a moment to glue all the includes back into one file!
    Happy Thanksgiving, btw.
    Irina.

  15. Dinthoniel
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I hate to drag this up again.
    I just found out that everything looks perfectly fine in Netscape 7.0, but the other browsers I tested just don't like it.
    Any ideas on that? Anyone?
    *sob*,
    Irina.

  16. southerngal
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Are you using .CSS? If so, is it's validated? I use valid .CSS and can view my site in all browsers relatively the same, there may be slight differences.

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