[development] Re: Patches

Douglas Ebner dwebner at gmail.com
Tue Jul 11 20:54:47 UTC 2006

I am somewhat a CSS Zealot as well,  I understand the frustration with the
clears etc. However, What I have done is position my left hand menu as an
absolute. This has worked fine for my website and allows me to use clears
wherever I want without breaking any styles.  I use tables for tabular data
and thats it.

For example:

#outer {
 background: #c5d5a9;
 border: 1px solid #c5d5a9;

 #l-col {
 position: absolute;
 font-weight: bold;
 color: #333333;
 width: 155px;
 border-left: 4px solid white;
 background-color: #F8D583;
 border-bottom: solid 4px white;

#content_container {
 margin-left: 155px;
 border-left: 4px solid white;
 background-color: #eaeff3;
 padding: 5px;
 min-height: 550px;

The drawback is the container (Main body) of the page can be smaller then
the menu which I give a min-height for firefox; I have a style sheet which
loads if it is IE and it gets a height.... and another style sheet to take
away the height if it is IE7.

Anyways, it is just an idea!

On 7/11/06, Darrel O'Pry <dopry at thing.net> wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-07-10 at 15:26 +0200, Steven Wittens wrote:
> > >
> > > I say this even though I am a CSS zealot and have created several
> > > non CMS sites which have no tables and would do them no other way.
> > > I ended up using a single table in my design because in order to
> > > get the footer in the right place the left and right columns were
> > > floated.  Once you have floated columns you cannot use clear in the
> > > content because the content will then clear the columns which is
> > > not what you want.  You need to be able to use clear in the content
> > > so that you can float multiple images to one side and have them
> > > appear under on another which requires clear.
> >
> > Non-sense. The piefecta layout and many others (such as drupal.org
> > itself) are 100% tableless and can accomodate clears in the content.
> >
> > Steven Wittens
> You may need an additional wrapper around you content to constrain the
> clear, or a parent with position: relative. I can't remember.
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