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Ok So I'm a newbie to HTML & CSS anyway I decided to play around with a dreamweave default page and now I'd adding in a menu section on the left hand side. And I'm getting blnk unwanted space inside the dive before my list item and I cannot work it out for the life of me. Thats in IE 8 btw,

any help would be great thanks,
Chris

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<style type="text/css"> 
<!-- 
body  {
	font: 100% Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
	margin: 0;
	text-align: center; /* this centers the container in IE 5* browsers. The text is then set to the left aligned default in the #container selector */
	color: #000000;
	background-color: #FFC848;
	padding-top: 20px;
	padding-right: 10%;
	padding-bottom: 20px;
	padding-left: 10%;
	display: block;
}
.twoColLiqLtHdr #container {
	width: 900px;  /* this will create a container 80% of the browser width */
	background: #FFFFFF; /* the auto margins (in conjunction with a width) center the page */
	border: 1px solid #000000;
	text-align: left; /* this overrides the text-align: center on the body element. */
	top: 20px;
	padding: 10px;
	margin-top: 0;
	margin-right: auto;
	margin-bottom: 0;
	margin-left: auto;
} 
.twoColLiqLtHdr #header {
	background-color: #FF2424;
	margin-bottom: 20px;
	padding-top: 0;
	padding-right: 10px;
	padding-bottom: 0;
	padding-left: 10px;
} 
.twoColLiqLtHdr #header h1 {
	margin: 0; /* zeroing the margin of the last element in the #header div will avoid margin collapse - an unexplainable space between divs. If the div has a border around it, this is not necessary as that also avoids the margin collapse */
	padding: 10px 0; /* using padding instead of margin will allow you to keep the element away from the edges of the div */
}

/* Tips for sidebar1:
1. since we are working in percentages, it's best not to use padding on the sidebar. It will be added to the width for standards compliant browsers creating an unknown actual width. 
2. Space between the side of the div and the elements within it can be created by placing a left and right margin on those elements as seen in the ".twoColLiqLtHdr #sidebar1 p" rule.
3. Since Explorer calculates widths after the parent element is rendered, you may occasionally run into unexplained bugs with percentage-based columns. If you need more predictable results, you may choose to change to pixel sized columns.
*/
.twoColLiqLtHdr #sidebar1 {
	float: left;
	width: 24%; /* since this element is floated, a width must be given */
	background: #EBEBEB;
	padding: 0px;
	display: block;
	font-size: 0px;
	height: 0px;
	margin: 0px;
}
.twoColLiqLtHdr #sidebar1 h3, .twoColLiqLtHdr #sidebar1 p {
	margin-left: 10px; /* the left and right margin should be given to every element that will be placed in the side columns */
	margin-right: 10px;
	margin-top: 0px;
}
 .twoColLiqLtHdr #sidebar1 li {
	list-style-image: none;
	list-style-type: none;
	list-style-position: inside;
	position: relative;
	border-top-width: 1px;
	border-right-width: 0px;
	border-bottom-width: 0px;
	border-left-width: 0px;
	border-top-style: solid;
	border-right-style: solid;
	border-bottom-style: solid;
	border-left-style: solid;
	border-top-color: #FF2424;
	border-right-color: #FF2424;
	border-bottom-color: #FF2424;
	border-left-color: #FF2424;
	text-indent: 0;
	display: block;
	margin: 0px;
	margin-top: 0px;
	padding: 0px;
}

/* Tips for mainContent:
1. the space between the mainContent and sidebar1 is created with the left margin on the mainContent div.  No matter how much content the sidebar1 div contains, the column space will remain. You can remove this left margin if you want the #mainContent div's text to fill the #sidebar1 space when the content in #sidebar1 ends.
2. to avoid float drop at a supported minimum 800 x 600 resolution, elements within the mainContent div should be 430px or smaller (this includes images).
3. in the Internet Explorer Conditional Comment below, the zoom property is used to give the mainContent "hasLayout." This avoids several IE-specific bugs.
*/
.twoColLiqLtHdr #mainContent {
	border-top-width: 2px;
	border-right-width: 2px;
	border-bottom-width: 2px;
	border-left-width: 2px;
	border-left-style: outset;
	margin-top: 0px;
	margin-right: 0px;
	margin-bottom: 0;
	margin-left: 25%;
	border-top-color: #FF2424;
	border-right-color: #FF2424;
	border-bottom-color: #FF2424;
	border-left-color: #FF2424;
	padding-left: 2%;
	padding-right: 2%;
} 
.twoColLiqLtHdr #footer { 
	padding: 0 10px; /* this padding matches the left alignment of the elements in the divs that appear above it. */
	background:#DDDDDD;
} 
.twoColLiqLtHdr #footer p {
	margin: 0; /* zeroing the margins of the first element in the footer will avoid the possibility of margin collapse - a space between divs */
	padding: 10px 0; /* padding on this element will create space, just as the the margin would have, without the margin collapse issue */
}

/* Miscellaneous classes for reuse */
.fltrt { /* this class can be used to float an element right in your page. The floated element must precede the element it should be next to on the page. */
	float: right;
	margin-left: 8px;
}
.fltlft { /* this class can be used to float an element left in your page */
	float: left;
	margin-right: 8px;
}
.clearfloat { /* this class should be placed on a div or break element and should be the final element before the close of a container that should fully contain a float */
	clear:both;
    height:0;
    font-size: 1px;
    line-height: 0px;
}
.twoColLiqLtHdr #container #sidebar1 ul {
	list-style-image: none;
	list-style-type: none;
	position: relative;
	border-top-width: 1px;
	border-right-width: 1px;
	border-bottom-width: 1px;
	border-left-width: 1px;
	border-top-style: none;
	border-bottom-style: solid;
	border-top-color: #FF2424;
	border-right-color: #FF2424;
	border-bottom-color: #FF2424;
	border-left-color: #FF2424;
	display: block;
	margin-left: 0px;
	padding-left: 0px;
	padding-top: 0px;
	margin-top: 0px;
	margin-right: 0px;
	margin-bottom: 0px;
	padding-right: 0px;
	padding-bottom: 0px;
	top: 0px;
	background-color: #000;
}
.twoColLiqLtHdr #container #sidebar1 ul li a {
	background-color: #FEE2B8;
	display: block;
	text-align: center;
	font-family: "Palatino Linotype", "Book Antiqua", Palatino, serif;
	text-decoration: none;
	color: #000;
	vertical-align: middle;
	padding-top: 10px;
	padding-right: 0px;
	padding-bottom: 10px;
	padding-left: 0px;
	font-style: normal;
	font-size: 18px;
}
--> 
</style><!--[if IE]>
<style type="text/css"> 
/* place css fixes for all versions of IE in this conditional comment */
.twoColLiqLtHdr #sidebar1 { padding-top: 30px; }
.twoColLiqLtHdr #mainContent { zoom: 1; padding-top: 15px; }
/* the above proprietary zoom property gives IE the hasLayout it needs to avoid several bugs */
</style>
<![endif]--></head>

<body class="twoColLiqLtHdr">

<div id="container"> 
  <div id="header">
    <h1>Title</h1>
  <!-- end #header --></div>
  <div id="sidebar1">
  	<ul>
        <li><a href="#">Hello</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">How are you</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Good</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Test</a></li>
		<li><a href="#">Woot</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Working</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Sorted</a></li>
    </ul>
    <!-- end #sidebar1 -->
  </div>
  <div id="mainContent">
    <h1>Main Content </h1>
    <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Praesent aliquam,  justo convallis luctus rutrum, erat nulla fermentum diam, at nonummy quam  ante ac quam. Maecenas urna purus, fermentum id, molestie in, commodo  porttitor, felis. Nam blandit quam ut lacus. Quisque ornare risus quis  ligula. Phasellus tristique purus a augue condimentum adipiscing. Aenean  sagittis. Etiam leo pede, rhoncus venenatis, tristique in, vulputate at,  odio. Donec et ipsum et sapien vehicula nonummy. Suspendisse potenti. Fusce  varius urna id quam. Sed neque mi, varius eget, tincidunt nec, suscipit id,  libero. In eget purus. Vestibulum ut nisl. Donec eu mi sed turpis feugiat  feugiat. Integer turpis arcu, pellentesque eget, cursus et, fermentum ut,  sapien. Fusce metus mi, eleifend sollicitudin, molestie id, varius et, nibh.  Donec nec libero.</p>
    <h2>H2 level heading </h2>
    <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Praesent aliquam,  justo convallis luctus rutrum, erat nulla fermentum diam, at nonummy quam  ante ac quam. Maecenas urna purus, fermentum id, molestie in, commodo  porttitor, felis. Nam blandit quam ut lacus. Quisque ornare risus quis  ligula. Phasellus tristique purus a augue condimentum adipiscing. Aenean  sagittis. Etiam leo pede, rhoncus venenatis, tristique in, vulputate at, odio.</p>
    <h1>Main Content </h1>
    <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Praesent aliquam,  justo convallis luctus rutrum, erat nulla fermentum diam, at nonummy quam  ante ac quam. Maecenas urna purus, fermentum id, molestie in, commodo  porttitor, felis. Nam blandit quam ut lacus. Quisque ornare risus quis  ligula. Phasellus tristique purus a augue condimentum adipiscing. Aenean  sagittis. Etiam leo pede, rhoncus venenatis, tristique in, vulputate at,  odio. Donec et ipsum et sapien vehicula nonummy. Suspendisse potenti. Fusce  varius urna id quam. Sed neque mi, varius eget, tincidunt nec, suscipit id,  libero. In eget purus. Vestibulum ut nisl. Donec eu mi sed turpis feugiat  feugiat. Integer turpis arcu, pellentesque eget, cursus et, fermentum ut,  sapien. Fusce metus mi, eleifend sollicitudin, molestie id, varius et, nibh.  Donec nec libero.</p>
    <h2>H2 level heading </h2>
    <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Praesent aliquam,  justo convallis luctus rutrum, erat nulla fermentum diam, at nonummy quam  ante ac quam. Maecenas urna purus, fermentum id, molestie in, commodo  porttitor, felis. Nam blandit quam ut lacus. Quisque ornare risus quis  ligula. Phasellus tristique purus a augue condimentum adipiscing. Aenean  sagittis. Etiam leo pede, rhoncus venenatis, tristique in, vulputate at, odio.</p>
    <h1>Main Content </h1>
    <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Praesent aliquam,  justo convallis luctus rutrum, erat nulla fermentum diam, at nonummy quam  ante ac quam. Maecenas urna purus, fermentum id, molestie in, commodo  porttitor, felis. Nam blandit quam ut lacus. Quisque ornare risus quis  ligula. Phasellus tristique purus a augue condimentum adipiscing. Aenean  sagittis. Etiam leo pede, rhoncus venenatis, tristique in, vulputate at,  odio. Donec et ipsum et sapien vehicula nonummy. Suspendisse potenti. Fusce  varius urna id quam. Sed neque mi, varius eget, tincidunt nec, suscipit id,  libero. In eget purus. Vestibulum ut nisl. Donec eu mi sed turpis feugiat  feugiat. Integer turpis arcu, pellentesque eget, cursus et, fermentum ut,  sapien. Fusce metus mi, eleifend sollicitudin, molestie id, varius et, nibh.  Donec nec libero.</p>
    <h2>H2 level heading </h2>
    <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Praesent aliquam,  justo convallis luctus rutrum, erat nulla fermentum diam, at nonummy quam  ante ac quam. Maecenas urna purus, fermentum id, molestie in, commodo  porttitor, felis. Nam blandit quam ut lacus. Quisque ornare risus quis  ligula. Phasellus tristique purus a augue condimentum adipiscing. Aenean  sagittis. Etiam leo pede, rhoncus venenatis, tristique in, vulputate at, odio.</p>
	<!-- end #mainContent --></div>
	<!-- This clearing element should immediately follow the #mainContent div in order to force the #container div to contain all child floats --><br class="clearfloat" />
  <div id="footer">
    <p>Footer</p>
  <!-- end #footer --></div>
<!-- end #container --></div>
</body>
</html>
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