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post May 14 2012, 03:42 PM
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Hi guy's, just finished up college for the term and getting back into some HTML but I'm having an issue here and I tried a lot of margin and padding options in CSS but it's not fixing my issue.

Basically if I have either a header with a color or an image as my header right below it, there is some unwanted space. I want the header to sit flush on the next div but it's just not happening for me.

In "sample 1" I want my navmenu to sit flush from the top header to the next set of div's, to take up the whole space but instead there seems to be lots of margin or padding around my navmenu ? I'm not sure how to explain this really, so sorry if I'm putting this across wrong.

I've put 2 links to samples of my issue below and I have all fingers and toes crossed that someone can help me out here because it's drove me nuts already smile.gif

As I say I'm quite new to HTML in general but I'm getting there but just can't the div's to sit flush as you can see with the image header in sample "2" and in sample "1" I'm just having a mess around with a floating layout so don't mind the messed up colours smile.gif

All suggestions appreciated!

Sample 1: http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/4049/floatingq.jpg
Sample 2: http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/8817/floating1.jpg

P.s my CSS is below smile.gif

body {
font: 76%/160% Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif;
margin: 0;
text-align: center;
background-color: #EEEE00;
}

#wrapper {
width: 960px;
margin: 0 auto;
padding: 0;
text-align: left;
border-left: 1px solid #4f4f4f;
border-right: 1px solid #4f4f4f;
background-color: #fff;
}

#header {
width: 100%;
height: 150px;
background-color: green ;
}

#navmenu li {display: inline; padding: 0px 48px 0px 48px; text-align: center; background-color: #AAAAAA ; }

navmenu ul {margin: 0; padding: 0;
list-style-type: none; list-style-image: none; }

#left { /*720px normal width the padding of 30px applies to the top, right, bottom and left so I'm subtracting 60px from 720px*/
width: 660px;
float: left;
background-color: #fff;
padding: 30px;
}

#right { /* 240px is the entire size, 30px to the top, 25px to the right, 30px to the bottom and 25px to the left so subtracting 55px in total- 25 is for left and right and 30 is for top and bottom*/
width: 185px;
float: left;
background-color: #ccc;
padding: 30px 25px 30px 30px;
}

#footer {
clear: both;
width: 100%;
height: 150px;
background-color: green ;
}

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post May 15 2012, 08:57 AM
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Thank you very much, you're a star smile.gif

It was 12.40am last night and I was exhausted so I just got round to this now and straight away by removing the padding and margin from the li and ul it sat in flush right away so thank you very much as I spent literally hours googling and trying different solutions yesterday with no luck at all.

I seem to have some of the basics of HTML but I think I have a lot to learn as in I don't know what 'span' means, but I will soon as I google it, and also I will probably want to use more lists in the future on the same webpage and site so I'll have to research on how to name individual lists, I'm 'guessing' it's the same as classes as in >> <p class="first"> but I'll try get my head around that too.

Again, thanks very much for the help, really really appreciated smile.gif
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Focus1   Unwanted space between header/image and div below..   May 14 2012, 03:42 PM
pandy   We need the rest also. Can you link to the pages?   May 14 2012, 04:02 PM
Focus1   Hi, in the sample 1 I haven't got the pages se...   May 14 2012, 04:47 PM
Focus1   I've just circled the issue with paint just to...   May 14 2012, 05:02 PM
pandy   Post that the link to the page you have on the web...   May 14 2012, 05:40 PM
Focus1   Hi Pandy and again thanks for the reply! I th...   May 14 2012, 05:51 PM
pandy   I misunderstood then. I thought you had one of the...   May 14 2012, 06:18 PM
Focus1   Hi Pandy, sorry my fault for not putting it across...   May 14 2012, 06:30 PM
pandy   It's the default margins browsers add to lists...   May 14 2012, 06:43 PM
Focus1   Thank you very much, you're a star :) It was ...   May 15 2012, 08:57 AM
pandy   I seem to have some of the basics of HTML but I t...   May 15 2012, 11:18 AM
Focus1   I feel terrible I'm back for more help already...   May 15 2012, 09:35 AM
pandy   Yeah, paragraphs have margins, added by browsers. ...   May 15 2012, 10:58 AM
Focus1   Pandy, thanks very much for this invaluable inform...   May 15 2012, 12:50 PM
pandy   The image I had I downloaded from google images ...   May 15 2012, 01:02 PM
Focus1   Really brain testing stuff this, for a noob anyway...   May 15 2012, 01:19 PM
Focus1   I think I figured something out for myself lol It...   May 15 2012, 01:29 PM
pandy   #footer is 150 pixels high and the image is 149 pi...   May 15 2012, 01:43 PM
Focus1   Hmm, that was me just tampering with it trying to ...   May 15 2012, 03:40 PM


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