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CSS Positioning

Discussion in 'Software Development' started by Corrosive, Oct 20, 2003.

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  1. Corrosive

    Corrosive Thread Starter

    Jan 9, 2003
    I'm a recent convertee to CSS positioning from tables for layout but I have two problems with the site I'm working on.

    Firstly, does anyone know how to get text in a <DIV> tag to wrap when it reaches the width defined in the stylesheet? Having it get clipped off is really annoying me now and chucking in loads of <BR>'s seems to add to the problems the technology was meant to alleviate. :rolleyes:

    And also, is there anyway I can get something to remain in the same place even if the resolution changes? My problem lies in that I have a background I want centred (vertically and horizontally) but the text needs to go slightly off-centre, meaning that I can't use absolute references and working out the precentage is going to be a nightmare! :eek:

    I'm attaching a mock-up of how I want it to look, if it helps. The text I've used is from a guide I downloaded for Vice City, in case you're wondering.

    I appreciate your time.

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    Aug 4, 2003
  3. khaki


    Jul 26, 2003
    hi Corrosive....

    I'm not sure why you are having a problem with the text not wrapping to the next line
    (I beleive that it's supposed to do that by default).
    Maybe the <div> is not large enough to contain the contents :confused:

    as to your other issue:
    you can accomplish that by nesting a <div> that contains the text inside of the other <div> and use padding and/or margins to control it's absolute position within it.

    try reading about that at this link (it's got lots of other good info):

    W3 Schools

    :) khaki
  4. Corrosive

    Corrosive Thread Starter

    Jan 9, 2003
    Cheers to both of you! :D

    khaki, I thought it was meant to as well, from what I made of the tutorial I saw, but it never worked. When I was experimenting though, I did find that adding "display: block;" to the <DIV> made it work.

    I could understand how you'd need to add this with the <SPAN> tag, but isn't a <DIV> a block element anyway?

    Weird. :confused:

    Anyway, cheer's again. :D
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