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Losing hair -- everything I have read tells me to center a block level element use left and right margins set to "auto" but I have tried that every place I can think of and the horizontal menu inside the header of this page will not budge. Started with DW CS4 template for 1 Col Fixed Centered. E

The html

<!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>Frontier Markets Partners home page</title>

<meta name="description" content="Frontier Markets Partners" />
<meta name="keywords" content="emerging markets, Africa, " />

<link href="oneColFixCtrHdr.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

</head>

<body class="oneColFixCtrHdr">

<div id="container">
  <div id="header">
   <div>
  
   <ul class="menu">
	<li class="first"><a href="#">HOME</a></li>
	<li><a href="#">OVERVIEW</a></li>
	<li><a href="#">OUR TEAM</a></li>
    <li><a href="#">SERVICES</a></li>
	<li><a href="#">CAPABILITIES</a></li>
	<li><a href="#">CASE STUDIES</a></li>
    <li><a href="#">BLOG</a></li>
	<li class="bordernone"><a href="#">CONTACT US</a></li>
	</ul>
    </div> 
   <!--end topmenu div -->
  <!-- end #header --></div>
  <div id="mainContent">
   <img src="images/fmp_logo-840x600.gif" width="840" height="600" alt="Frontier Markets Partners logo" />
	<!-- end #mainContent --></div>
  <div id="footer">
    <p>Frontier Markets Partners • 1914 Windham Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20902
    • 202-596-8897<br />
    <a href="../fmp-index4.html">www.FrontierMarketsPartners.com</a></p>
  <!-- end #footer --></div>
<!-- end #container --></div>
</body>
</html>

The CSS

@charset "UTF-8";
/* CSS Style sheet for Frontier Markets Partners home page */
body {
	font: 100% Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
	background: #b5a586;;
	margin: 0; /* it's good practice to zero the margin and padding of the body element to account for differing browser defaults */
	padding: 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;
}
.oneColFixCtrHdr #container {
	width: 840px;  /* using 20px less than a full 800px width allows for browser chrome and avoids a horizontal scroll bar */
	background: #b5a586;;
	margin: 0 auto; /* the auto margins (in conjunction with a width) center the page */
}
.oneColFixCtrHdr #header {
	background: #b5a586;
	top: 0;
	height: 40px;
	position: relative;
	padding-top: 20px;
}

/* main navigation styles  */

.menu {
	margin-left: auto;
	margin-right: auto;
}

#header ul{
	padding: 0;
	position: absolute;
	bottom: 0;
	list-style: none;
	display: block;
	background-image: url(images/menu_bg.gif);
	background-repeat: repeat-x;
	background-position: left top;
}
	
#header ul li {
	float: left;
}

#header ul a {
	padding: 0 1.15em;
	font-size: 12px;
	font-weight: bold;
	line-height: 1.9em;
	text-decoration: none;
	color: #666;
	float: left;
	display: block;
	background-image: url(images/separator.gif);
	background-repeat: no-repeat;
	background-position: left top;
}

#header ul a.first{
	background: none;
	background-image: none;
	
}

#header ul a:hover {
	color: #fff;
}

/* end top navigation menu styles */
.oneColFixCtrHdr #mainContent {
	padding: 0 0px;
	background-color: #b5b586;
}
.oneColFixCtrHdr #footer {
	padding: 0 10px; /* this padding matches the left alignment of the elements in the divs that appear above it. */
	background:#b5a586;
	
}
.oneColFixCtrHdr #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 */
	color: #fff;
	font-size: 80%;
	font-weight: bold;
	text-align: center;
}

a {
	color: #555;
}
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Last Post by kcrazy
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Hey Sgalhc,

Try giving the menu a fixed width and setting the position as relative.

xavgal

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First of all,
In your HTML file, remove <div> tags that are enclosed within <ul class="menu">. ie. line numbers 19 and 31. You don't need an extra div there so that it would look like:

<div id="header">
   <ul class="menu">
	<li class="first"><a href="#">HOME</a></li>
	<li><a href="#">OVERVIEW</a></li>
	...........
        <li class="bordernone"><a href="#">CONTACT US</a></li>
	</ul>
 <!-- end #header --></div>

Secondly, in your CSS file, completely delete "#header ul" and "#header ul li" (from line 32 to 45 in your file) AND change property for ".menu" class. It would look something like this:

.menu {
	text-align:center;
	list-style:none;
	padding: 0px;
	margin:0px;
	background-image: url(images/menu_bg.gif);
	background-repeat: repeat-x;
	background-position: left top;
	
}
.menu li{display:inline-block;}

I hope this would help.
Thanks

Edited by kcrazy: n/a

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