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  • I have an issue with a site I’m working on – – where the sidebar is dropping to the bottom in IE7. I’ve played with some hacks in the CSS to fix the location of other items, but cannot figure out why I can’t get the sidebar to pull up.

    the other posts I’ve checked out here don’t seem to do it either – any suggestions would be much appreciated? I’m already beyond the delivery date.

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  • I think it’s because of the huge margin-left and padding on #sidebar.

    IE treats margins different from other browsers. Try to solve it with a float left, a smaller width, and without the left margin/padding.


    Peter`s right. IE renders margins differently.

    in your future projects, try to incorporate Eric Meyer`s CSS Reset:

    why css reset?

    IE7 is borked! It inherited a faulty CSS box model from IE6. Hacks are definitely not a good way of dealing with this as they will bite back one day (witness the initial release of IE7). A better way way of approaching the problem is to use conditional comments to target CSS at specific versions of IE:

    WordPress and Conditional Comment CSS

    Meyer’s reset sheet isn’t bad. At least his sheet suggests he put some real thought into it. Beware of other reset sheets, though. Some simply use * to reset padding and margins from every element whilst others do the same thing using a humongous list of almost every element you can think of – including the p tag which promptly wrecks most designs.

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