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Hi,
I am having a problem with IE. The url to my site is www.trecall.com. I want to put a margin on the left side of the animated menu, to make the menu centered on the page. This works fine in FF, but in IE, the margin does not show up.

Any idea why?

THANK YOU!!

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Can you post the code you are using to make the margin?

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.cc_menu{width:1290px; margin-left:150px;/*height:591px;*/position: absolute; font-size:14px;text-transform:uppercase;color:#fff; overflow:hidden; /*border:3px solid green;*/}

thanks!

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I want to center the menu, so actually margin-left would not be a good idea, since that would only center it for my screen, not all screens. I tried margin:0 auto, but that did not work. What can I do?
Thanks again.

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If you look at my site, I use <div> containers. These allow me to put any content ANYWHERE. Here's an excerpt from my css, that makes the navbar where it is:

.navbar {
	position:absolute;
	top:195px;
	left:255px;
	width:782px;
	height:24px;
	z-index:2;
	background-color:#5E4234;
}

The position:absolute; tells the browser you are going to give it the absolute coordinates of the top-left corner, and the width and height. you can even have div's overlapping, and that's what the z-index does. the z-index just says, this div is ontop of this div, this one, and this one. The higher the z-index, the "closer" it is to you, as in it is on top of others. So for you, you just need the position, left, and top, and you should be good.

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This is a good idea if I'd want to center it on my screen only. But this doesn't center it for all screen sizes, does it?
Thanks, I appreciate your help!

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It's interesting; I added <div align="center"> in my html, under the body tag. This centered the site for all screen sizes, but the menu does not center! It stays in the same place!

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.container { width:100%;text-align:center; }
.cc_menu{ font-size:14px;text-transform:uppercase;color:#fff; overflow:hidden; }
<div class='container'><div class='cc_menu'> menu </div></div>

Edited by almostbob: n/a

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This did not work.
1) When I add a container div to my html, for some reason, I get a strange black bar on the left side of the site.
2) This does not center the menu for all screen sizes.

PLEASE HELP!! Thanks for your time!

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1. Don't use absolute positioning.
2. All other browsers place the margin outside of the object (as seen by absolute and width). IE places it inside the object.

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There is no absolute positioning on the element that I am trying to center. I tried everything possible, and it just stays in the same place. (In IE, no margin shows up at all, the only way to center it even just for my screen is with absolute positioning!)

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You mentioned that margin: 0px auto; doesn't work? I've tested it in Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, and IE8 - it works fine.

Regards
Arkinder

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You mentioned that margin: 0px auto; doesn't work? I've tested it in Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, and IE8 - it works fine.

Regards
Arkinder

I have used margin: 0px auto; in the past, and it always worked for me. for some reason, now it is not, and I am trying to figure out why, but I can't figure it out! There must be something causing it in my code, but I can't seem to figure out what that is!!

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hazy memory...

span is an inline item and inherits the line height and vertical margins of its parent block element, and appears in the flow of text.
to use other css effects not applicable to inline items, example absolute positioning, add display:block; to the css for this span

Edited by almostbob: n/a

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hazy memory...

span is an inline item and inherits the line height and vertical margins of its parent block element, and appears in the flow of text.
to use other css effects not applicable to inline items, example absolute positioning, add display:block; to the css for this span

The element that I am trying to use

margin:0 auto;

for is not a span.

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I inserted margin: 0px auto; into your page and it worked fine in the browsers I listed previously. Could you post your markup and style sheet where you tried to center it with margin: 0/0px auto; Regards
Arkinder

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Put DTD at the top of your HTML. IE ignore some CSS property while the DTD was missing.

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I inserted margin: 0px auto; into your page and it worked fine in the browsers I listed previously. Could you post your markup and style sheet where you tried to center it with margin: 0/0px auto; Regards
Arkinder

HTML: The element that I am trying to center with

margin:0 auto;

is called ".cc_menu".

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.cc_menu{width:/*1290px;*//*99.625em;*//*100%;*/97.5em; margin-left:150px;/*9.375em;*//*margin:0 auto;*//*height:591px;*/position: relative;/*top:/*13.75em;*//*220px;left:/*0.938em;*//*15px;*/ font-size:14px;text-transform:uppercase;color:#fff; overflow:hidden;/*border:3px solid green;*/}

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Put DTD at the top of your HTML. IE ignore some CSS property while the DTD was missing.

My html doc begins with:

<!DOCTYPE html>

. Is that not a dtd?

Thanks.

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You've changed your CSS a bit since I messed with it last. I don't have time to go through each element and how the browser is rendering them (and what order). So I don't really know exactly what's causing the problem - unless almostbob has any ideas?. Just center the div that's containing it.

#content {
    height: 591px;
    width: 97.5em;
    margin: 0 auto;
}

Oh, and you have cc_menu for the id and class. The ID attribute is used for unique/specific elements, so having both defeats the purpose.

Regards
Arkinder

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