strange thing happening with list

Discussion in 'HTML' started by Paul Watt, Jul 8, 2005.

  1. Paul Watt

    Paul Watt Guest

    I'm trying to build a menu out of an unordered list and CSS. It works
    fine in Firefox, But in IE it makes the cell width massive and I cant
    figure out why. The url is

    Thanks in Advance

    Paul Watt, Jul 8, 2005
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  2. Paul Watt

    Paul Watt Guest

    I realise that there are errors on the page, but as you must have
    realised from the lack of content and the URL ,is that it is a mock up
    page, not a polished final page.
    Most of the error are coming from the Amazon advertising, so i'll
    tinker with that, but none of the other errors (missing ALT tags etc)
    have nothing to do with the unordered list.

    So i'm still none the wiser!


    Paul Watt, Jul 8, 2005
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    the idiot Guest

    have you tried stipulating the width of the menu in the css?
    the idiot, Jul 8, 2005
  4. Paul,

    Well, to start, fix the errors in your html:

    Remove the "x" from my email address
    Jerry Stuckle
    JDS Computer Training Corp.

    Jerry Stuckle, Jul 8, 2005
  5. Paul Watt

    Paul Watt Guest

    I've set the cell at 18% both but altering the <TD> tag and the CSS
    class for that cell, no help. I've set the width of 150px on the list
    itself, now that has made a difference, but the cell is still massive
    Paul Watt, Jul 8, 2005
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    kchayka Guest

    You can probably debug this yourself by commenting out the "width"
    properties/attributes, one at a time, and reloading the page after each.
    Eventually, you should find the culprit. Start with the CSS file.

    And do validate your HTML and CSS first to make sure a syntax error is
    not the cuase.
    kchayka, Jul 8, 2005
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    George King Guest

    It looks fine in IE 6.0 - hi-res or low.

    George King, Jul 8, 2005
  8. Paul Watt

    GreyWyvern Guest

    And lo, Paul Watt didst speak in alt.html,alt.www.webmaster:
    In your stylesheet, in the rule: "ul#mainnav li a:link, ul#mainnav li
    a:visited {" change the percent value in the padding property from "6%" to

    Padding the width with percentages is confusing IE, especially since you
    are using a table layout. I recommend dumping the table since you will
    always be dealing with silly quirks like these if you don't.
    No probalo.

    GreyWyvern, Jul 8, 2005
  9. Paul Watt

    Paul Watt Guest

    Hey Grey,

    Thanks for that, i narrowed it down to that css class but couldnt see what
    was wrong with it! IE eh? what a pain in the backside!

    cheers again

    Paul Watt, Jul 8, 2005
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