Hi, I want to split a footer with CSS because I want to have a left & right alignment.

Any suggestion?

body { 	font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; 	font-size: 11px; 	line-height: 16px; 	color: #333333; 	background-color:#CCCCCC; 	margin:0px; 	padding: 0px; } a { 	color: #12B7ED; } a:visited { 	color: #3C88B0; } a:hover { 	color:#0C7598; } h1 { 	font-size: 22px; 	font-weight: normal; 	color: #11B4EB; 	margin-top: 0px; 	margin-bottom: 20px; } .footer{ 	border-top-width: 1px; 	border-top-style: solid; 	border-top-color: #CCCCCC; 	font-size: 9px; 	color:#000000; 	text-align: right; 	background-color: #EAEAEA; } .footer-l { 	border-top-width: 1px; 	border-top-style: solid; 	border-top-color: #CCCCCC; 	font-size: 9px; 	color:#000000; 	text-align: left; 	width::-10px; 	background-color: #EAEAEA; } .menu_nav { 	color: #ffffff; 	padding-top: 7px; 	padding-left: 10px; 	padding-bottom: 7px; } .menu_nav a{ 	color: #12B7ED; 	text-decoration: none; 	padding-right: 15px; 	font-size:12px } .menu_nav a:visited{ 	color: #12B7ED; 	text-decoration: none; } .menu_nav a:hover{ 	color: #ffffff; 	text-decoration: none; } .footer a { 	color: #999999; 	text-decoration: none; } .footer a:hover { 	color: #666666; 	text-decoration: underline; } .left_column {     font-size:12px; 	padding-top: 15px; 	padding-left: 10px; 	padding-right: 10px; 	width: 150px; 	color:#11B4EB; 	font-weight: bold; 	background-color:#EAEAEA; } .left_column_blue { color:#3399FF; font-weight: bold; } .left_column_green { color:#33CC33;  font-weight: bold; } .left_column_black { color:#000000; font-weight: bold; } .left_column ul{ 	margin: 0px; 	padding: 0px; 	list-style-type: none; 	font-size:12px } .left_column li{ 	padding-top: 2px; 	padding-bottom: 2px; } .left_column a{ 	text-decoration: none; 	font-weight: bold; } .right_column { 	padding-top: 15px; 	padding-bottom: 25px; 	padding-right: 10px; 	width: 850px; } .right_column_link_blue {color: #0000CC; }  .right_column_main { 	font-size:24px; 	font-weight: bold; } #container { 	background-color: #FFFFFF; 	height: 400px; 	width: 800px; 	color: inherit; } #local-container { 	color: #FFFFFF; 	position: relative; 	height: 400px; 	background-color:inherit; } .columns { 	background-color: #FFFFFF; 	width: 220px; 	height: 60px; 	float: left; 	color: #000000; } #container-pam { 	background-color: #FFFFFF; 	height: 400px; 	width: 800px; 	color: inherit; } #local-container-pam { 	color: #FFFFFF; 	position: relative; 	height: 400px; 	background-color: inherit; } .columns-left1-pam{ 	background-color: #FFFFFF; 	width: 150px; 	height: 20px; 	float: left; 	color: #000000; } .columns-left2-pam{ 	background-color: #FFFFFF; 	width: 150px; 	height: 20px; 	float: left; 	color: #000000; }
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Hi there,

Two basic ways I do this on a regular basis are:

- Creating two divs within the footer div, one with a left float and one with a right float. From there you can apply the left and right text-align styles. Don't forget to set the div widths. You may also need to clear: both after this.

<div id="footer">
  <div id="footer_left">
    <p>Left side text</p>
  </div>
  <div id="footer_right">
    <p>Right side text</p>
  </div>
</div>
<div class="spacer">&nbsp;</div><!-- Has clear:both style applied to it-->

- Create a two celled table inside the footer, again applying styles for left and right alignment, width, etc.

<div id="footer">
  <table width="600">
    <tr>
      <td width="300">Left side test</td>
      <td>Right side test</td>
    </tr>
  </table>
</div>

Hope either of these works for you
=D

Hi there,

Two basic ways I do this on a regular basis are:

- Creating two divs within the footer div, one with a left float and one with a right float. From there you can apply the left and right text-align styles. Don't forget to set the div widths. You may also need to clear: both after this.

<div id="footer">
  <div id="footer_left">
    <p>Left side text</p>
  </div>
  <div id="footer_right">
    <p>Right side text</p>
  </div>
</div>
<div class="spacer">&nbsp;</div><!-- Has clear:both style applied to it-->

- Create a two celled table inside the footer, again applying styles for left and right alignment, width, etc.

<div id="footer">
  <table width="600">
    <tr>
      <td width="300">Left side test</td>
      <td>Right side test</td>
    </tr>
  </table>
</div>

Hope either of these works for you
=D

Thanks. It was very helpful. I used the approach of div because I want to stay away from tables. However, what do you mean with this: <!-- Has clear:both style applied to it--> ?

.footer{
	border-top-width: 1px;
	border-top-style: solid;
	border-top-color: #CCCCCC;
	font-size: 9px;
	color:#000000;
	background-color: #EAEAEA;
}
#footer-left {
	float:left;
	
}
#footer-center {
	float:center;
}
#footer-right {
	float:right;

}
.spacer
{
overflow: auto; 
height: 1%;
background-color:#EAEAEA;
}
<tr>
  <td class="spacer">
    <td colspan="2" class="footer">
	  <div id="footer-left">Version 1.0/07-24-09 | Author: Yo</div>
	 <div id="footer-center">Center</div>
      <div id="footer-right">DARA</div>
	  </td>
  </td>
  </tr>

Now I want to add also a center in the footer. I tried but when I uncomment the code for the center it became a mess.

Hello again,

The reason for the div class="spacer" with the style clear:both is because you could end up with some horrible results if its not there. Especially if you have anything after the footer, such as a tag to your website. So if would look like this:

<div class="spacer">&nbsp;</div>
div.spacer {
  clear: both;
}

However if your not getting any issues, don't worry about it too much. Just bear if in mind for future reference.

Now...for three columns, divs only, try this:

<div id="footer">
  <div id="footer_left">
    <p>Left Text</p>
  </div>
  <div id="footer_middle">
    <p>Middle Text</p>
  </div>
  <div id="footer_right">
    <p>Right Text</p>
  </div>
  <div class="spacer">&nbsp;</div>
</div>
div#footer {
    margin: 10px auto;
	width: 600px;
}

div#footer_left {
	float: left;
	width: 200px;
}

div#footer_middle {
	float: left;
	width: 200px;
}

div#footer_right {
	float: right;
	width: 200px;
}

div.spacer {
	clear: both;
}

You need the div class="spacer" with the clear: both style for this. Let me know how this works for you.

Laura

Hi,

here's another layout trick that you can also apply in your page:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="no"?>
<?xml-stylesheet type="text/css" href="#css21" media="screen"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
   "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html id="xhtml10S" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=EmulateIE7" />
<meta http-equiv="Window-target" content="_top" />
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<meta http-equiv="Content-Style-Type" content="text/css" />
<meta http-equiv="Content-Script-Type" content="text/javascript" />
<title>Free Live Help!</title>
<style id="css21" type="text/css" media="screen">
/* <![CDATA[ */
html, body {
  color : #405060;
  font : normal normal normal 95%/1.5 Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, san-serif;
  height : auto;
  margin : 0;
  padding : 0;
  text-align : center;
  width : auto; }

body {
  background-color : #E0E0E0; }

div {
  border : none; 
  margin : 0;
  padding : 0;
}

div#main {
  margin : 0 auto;
  width : 100%;
  overflow : hidden; }

div#pad {
  padding : 1em; }

div#header {
  border-top : 2px solid #ccc;
  border-bottom : 2px solid #ccc;
  min-height : 150px;
  background-color : #fff;
  width : 100%; }

div#bdy {
  min-height : 300px;
  background-color : #fff;
  width : 100%; }
  
div#footer {
  border-bottom : 2px solid #ddd;
  overflow : hidden;
  min-height : 35px;
  background-color : #373832;
  width : 100%; }

div#footer div#foot-left {
  clear : left;
  float : left;
  height : 35px;
  background-color : #fff;
  width : 35%; }

div#footer div#foot-center {
  clear : none;
  color : #fff;
  float : left;
  height : 35px;
  background-color : transparent;
  width : 30%; }

div#footer div#foot-right {
  clear : right;
  float : right;
  height : 35px;
  background-color : #fff;
  width : 35%; }

div.tube {
  letter-spacing : 4px;
  line-height : 35px; }
/* ]]> */
</style> 
</head>
<body>
<div id="main">
<div id="pad">
<div id="header"><div class="tube">HEADER</div></div>
<div id="bdy"><div class="tube">BODY</div></div>

<div id="footer">
<div id="foot-left"><div class="tube">LEFT FOOT</div></div>
<div id="foot-center"><div class="tube">CENTER FOOT</div></div>
<div id="foot-right"><div class="tube">RIGHT FOOT</div></div>

</div>
</div>
</div>
</body>
</html>

hope we both helped...
essential

Thanks both. I went able to solved the problem & learn.