Thanks for sharing your ideas here.
On Dec 8, 2004, at 7:27 AM, Zoe M. Gillenwater wrote:
> If you want to pin something to a particular spot, abs pos is great!
> It's usually not great to use throughout your layout, as you're likely
> to run into overlaps at some point, but on one element there's nothing
> to be afraid of. There comes a time for every bit of the CSS tool set
> now and then, and we have to be comfortable using them all.
Sure, but in my limited experience with absolute positioning the
coordinates for the spot I want to pin something to all mean different
things to different browsers. Plus, won't overlap occur when font-sizes
in neighboring pieces are bigger than the ones I used in my design?
I'll need to experiment with that.
>> And I don't see how using absolute positioning the code can be
>> rendered in the browser window like it was water filling a glass.
>> Not that my code will ever do that, but I'd like to try.
> I'm not sure what you mean by this. Do you mean you want your site to
> be liquid? It is already.
Yeah, that's what I was trying to say.
> Your nav bar isn't, though, so abs pos there shouldn't hurt anything.
> If your really don't want to use abs pos, you can still wrap the nav
> and search in a div and float the search to the right (but place it
> second in source, so it will go on the line below). Same result.
Interesting. I'm going to try that right away.
>> I may have to use the big div method you suggest though that doesn't
>> please me much either.
> If you want the site search to be tied to the nav bar, you have to do
> that somehow in the code, and using an extra div to wrap them together
> is not a bad way. This wrapper only needs to go around the nav and
> the search box, not the whole page if you want the rest of the page to
> keep expanding with the window. Just make sure you float the wrapper
> div too, so it shrinkwraps the nav.
Again thanks. And thanks to everybody on the list who has helped. If
any of you ever visit Amherst MA, a Jones Library card is on me.
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