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    layers overlapping in liquid css layout


    i'm trying to write a liquit layout based in layers and css and have the next code:

    Code:
    <style type='text/css'>
    <!--
    body{font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin:5px 5px 5px 5px; position:relative;}
    #header{border:1px solid #000000; width:100%; height:60px; position:absolute; top:0px; left:0px; min-width:600px;}
    #menu{border:1px solid #000000; position:absolute; top:60px; left:0px; width:15%; min-width:150px;}
    #content{border:1px solid #000000; position:absolute; top:60px; left:15%; width:85%; min-width:450px;}
    -->
    </style>
    and in the body:
    Code:
    <body>
    <div id='header'>header</div>
    <div id='menu'>menu links</div>
    <div id='content'>contents</div>
    the little problem here is thata due to the percentages used to determine the left position of the contents layer it overlaps with the menu layer when i resize the window
    but i've seen a lot of pages that do not behave this way... what am i missing????
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    Don't become infatuated with absolute positioning. Like floats, there are lots of 'gotchas' waiting for the unwary. Also, forget about min/max anything. IE, dumba—— that it is, does not recognize the attribute.

    I think this is close to what you want;
    Code:
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
        "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
    
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
      <head>
        <meta name="generator"
        content="HTML Tidy for Linux/x86 (vers 1st March 2002), see www.w3.org" />
        <meta http-equiv="content-type"
        content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1" />
    
        <title>Liquid Layout</title>
    <style type="text/css">
    /*<![CDATA[*/
    
    body {
        margin: 5px;
        }
    
    #header {
        border: 1px solid black;
        height: 60px;
        }
    
    #menu {
        border: 1px solid black;
        width: 15%;
        float: left;
        }
    
    #content {
        border: 1px solid black;
        margin-left: 15%;
        }
    
    /*]]>*/
    </style>
      </head>
    
      <body>
        <div id="header">
          <h1>Generic Header/Logo</h1>
        </div>
        <!-- end header -->
    
        <div id="menu">
          <ul>
    
            <li>Generic</li>
    
            <li>Menu</li>
    
            <li>Items</li>
          </ul>
        </div>
        <!-- end menu -->
    
        <div id="content">
          <p>All kinds of generic content</p>
        </div>
        <!-- end of content -->
      </body>
    </html>
    cheers,

    gary
    Last edited by kk5st; April 8th, 2004 at 01:19 AM.
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