I'm trying to place a google search bar on the right hand side of my header. So my logo is on the left and search is on the right.

So I've got a table with two columns, logo in one and search in the other. But for some reason I can't get them spaced out right.

The header is the black section on this page:


I've tried making the overall table bigger, changing the alignment e.t.c but nothing seems to be working. So I gathered that I must have been looking at it for so long that I've missed something.

I would really appreciate it if someone could have a look over the overall_header.tpl (EDIT: invalid file type so I'll upload a .txt) file attached and see if you can spot what I've missed.

You may want to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the file to find the html code the rest is css.


<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<html dir="{S_CONTENT_DIRECTION}">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset={S_CONTENT_ENCODING}">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Style-Type" content="text/css">
<title>{SITENAME} :: {PAGE_TITLE}</title>
<!-- link rel="stylesheet" href="templates/subSilver/{T_HEAD_STYLESHEET}" type="text/css" -->
<style type="text/css">
  The original subSilver Theme for phpBB version 2+
  Created by subBlue design

  NOTE: These CSS definitions are stored within the main page body so that you can use the phpBB2
  theme administration centre. When you have finalised your style you could cut the final CSS code
  and place it in an external file, deleting this section to save bandwidth.

/* General page style. The scroll bar colours only visible in IE5.5+ */
body { 
	background-color: {T_BODY_BGCOLOR};
	scrollbar-face-color: {T_TR_COLOR2};
	scrollbar-highlight-color: {T_TD_COLOR2};
	scrollbar-shadow-color: {T_TR_COLOR2};
	scrollbar-3dlight-color: {T_TR_COLOR3};
	scrollbar-arrow-color:  {T_BODY_LINK};
	scrollbar-track-color: {T_TR_COLOR1};
	scrollbar-darkshadow-color: {T_TH_COLOR1};

/* General font families for common tags */
th,td,p { font-family: {T_FONTFACE1} }
a:link,a:active,a:visited { color : {T_BODY_LINK}; }
a:hover		{ text-decoration: underline; color : {T_BODY_HLINK}; }
hr	{ height: 0px; border: solid {T_TR_COLOR3} 0px; border-top-width: 1px;}

/* This is the border line & background colour round the entire page */
.mainline {padding: 0px 2% 10px 40px; border="1"; border-color: #882282;}
.stand {border-style: solid; background-color: #f5f5f5; border="1"; border-color: #882282;}
.bodyline	{ background-image: url(/music/images/main.gif); background-repeat: repeat-y; {T_TH_COLOR1} solid;font-size : {T_FONTSIZE2}px; color : {T_BODY_TEXT}; }
.overbodyline	{ background-image: url(/music/images/main.gif); background-repeat: repeat-y; {T_TH_COLOR1} solid;font-size : {T_FONTSIZE2}px; color : {T_BODY_TEXT};  padding: 10px 2% 0px 40px;}
.topline { background-image: url(/music/images/topback.gif); background-repeat: repeat-y; border: 0px {T_TH_COLOR1} solid;font-size : {T_FONTSIZE2}px; color : {T_BODY_TEXT}; padding: 10px 2% 10px 40px; }
.blackwhite	{ background-color: #000000; border: 1px {T_TH_COLOR1} solid;font-size : {T_FONTSIZE2}px; color : #FFFFFF ; cellspacing : 20px; cellpadding : 20px;}
.paperback {background-image: url(paper.gif); background-repeat: repeat-y;}

/* This is the outline round the main forum tables */
.forumline	{ background-color: {T_TD_COLOR2}; border: 2px {T_TH_COLOR2} solid; }

/* Main table cell colours and backgrounds */
td.row1	{ background-color: {T_TR_COLOR1}; }
td.row2	{ background-color: {T_TR_COLOR2}; }
td.row3	{ background-color: #efefef; }

  This is for the table cell above the Topics, Post & Last posts on the index.php page
  By default this is the fading out gradiated silver background.
  However, you could replace this with a bitmap specific for each forum
td.rowpic {
		background-color: {T_TD_COLOR2};
		background-image: url(templates/subSilver/images/{T_TH_CLASS3});
		background-repeat: repeat-y;

/* Header cells - the blue and silver gradient backgrounds */
th	{
	color: {T_FONTCOLOR3}; font-size: {T_FONTSIZE2}px; font-weight : bold; 
	background-color: {T_BODY_LINK}; height: 25px;
	background-image: url(templates/subSilver/images/{T_TH_CLASS2});

td.cat,td.catHead,td.catSides,td.catLeft,td.catRight,td.catBottom {
			background-image: url(templates/subSilver/images/{T_TH_CLASS1});
			background-color:{T_TR_COLOR3}; border: {T_TH_COLOR3}; border-style: solid; height: 28px;

  Setting additional nice inner borders for the main table cells.
  The names indicate which sides the border will be on.
  Don't worry if you don't understand this, just ignore it :-)
td.cat,td.catHead,td.catBottom {
	height: 29px;
	border-width: 0px 0px 0px 0px;
th.thHead,th.thSides,th.thTop,th.thLeft,th.thRight,th.thBottom,th.thCornerL,th.thCornerR {
	font-weight: bold; border: {T_TD_COLOR2}; border-style: solid; height: 28px;
td.row3Right,td.spaceRow {
	background-color: {T_TR_COLOR3}; border: {T_TH_COLOR3}; border-style: solid;

th.thHead,td.catHead { font-size: {T_FONTSIZE3}px; border-width: 1px 1px 0px 1px; }
th.thSides,td.catSides,td.spaceRow	 { border-width: 0px 1px 0px 1px; }
th.thRight,td.catRight,td.row3Right	 { border-width: 0px 1px 0px 0px; }
th.thLeft,td.catLeft	  { border-width: 0px 0px 0px 1px; }
th.thBottom,td.catBottom  { border-width: 0px 1px 1px 1px; }
th.thTop	 { border-width: 1px 0px 0px 0px; }
th.thCornerL { border-width: 1px 0px 0px 1px; }
th.thCornerR { border-width: 1px 1px 0px 0px; }

/* The largest text used in the index page title and toptic title etc. */
.maintitle	{
	font-weight: bold; font-size: 22px; font-family: "{T_FONTFACE2}",{T_FONTFACE1};
	text-decoration: none; line-height : 120%; color : {T_BODY_TEXT};

/* General text */
.gen { font-size : {T_FONTSIZE3}px; }
.genmed { font-size : {T_FONTSIZE2}px; }
.gengray { font-size : {T_FONTSIZE2}px; color: #c6c6c6;}
.genwhite { font-size : {T_FONTSIZE2}px; color: #ffffff; text-decoration: none; font-weight: bold;}
.gensmall { font-size : {T_FONTSIZE1}px; }
.gen,.genmed,.gensmall { color : {T_BODY_TEXT}; }
a.gen,a.genmed,a.gensmall { color: {T_BODY_LINK}; text-decoration: none; }
a.gen:hover,a.genmed:hover,a.gensmall:hover	{ color: {T_BODY_HLINK}; text-decoration: underline; }

/* The register, login, search etc links at the top of the page */
.mainmenu		{ font-size : {T_FONTSIZE2}px; color : {T_BODY_TEXT} }
a.mainmenu		{ text-decoration: none; color : {T_BODY_LINK};  }
a.mainmenu:hover{ text-decoration: underline; color : {T_BODY_HLINK}; }

/* Forum category titles */
.cattitle		{ font-weight: bold; font-size: {T_FONTSIZE3}px ; letter-spacing: 1px; color : {T_BODY_LINK}}
a.cattitle		{ text-decoration: none; color : {T_BODY_LINK}; }
a.cattitle:hover{ text-decoration: underline; }

/* Forum title: Text and link to the forums used in: index.php */
.forumlink		{ font-weight: bold; font-size: {T_FONTSIZE3}px; color : {T_BODY_LINK}; }
a.forumlink 	{ text-decoration: none; color : {T_BODY_LINK}; }
a.forumlink:hover{ text-decoration: underline; color : {T_BODY_HLINK}; }

/* Used for the navigation text, (Page 1,2,3 etc) and the navigation bar when in a forum */
.nav			{ font-weight: bold; font-size: {T_FONTSIZE2}px; color : {T_BODY_TEXT};}
a.nav			{ text-decoration: none; color : {T_BODY_LINK}; }
a.nav:hover		{ text-decoration: underline; }

/* titles for the topics: could specify viewed link colour too */
.topictitle,h1,h2	{ font-weight: bold; font-size: {T_FONTSIZE2}px; color : {T_BODY_TEXT}; }
a.topictitle:link   { text-decoration: none; color : {T_BODY_LINK}; }
a.topictitle:visited { text-decoration: none; color : {T_BODY_VLINK}; }
a.topictitle:hover	{ text-decoration: underline; color : {T_BODY_HLINK}; }

/* Name of poster in viewmsg.php and viewtopic.php and other places */
.name			{ font-size : {T_FONTSIZE2}px; color : {T_BODY_TEXT};}

/* Location, number of posts, post date etc */
.postdetails		{ font-size : {T_FONTSIZE1}px; color : {T_BODY_TEXT}; }

/* The content of the posts (body of text) */
	.postbody { font-size : {T_FONTSIZE3}px; line-height: 24px}
a.postlink:link	{ text-decoration: none; color : {T_BODY_LINK} }
a.postlink:visited { text-decoration: none; color : {T_BODY_VLINK}; }
a.postlink:hover { text-decoration: underline; color : {T_BODY_HLINK}}

/* Quote & Code blocks */
.code { 
	font-family: {T_FONTFACE3}; font-size: {T_FONTSIZE2}px; color: {T_FONTCOLOR2};
	background-color: {T_TD_COLOR1}; border: {T_TR_COLOR3}; border-style: solid;
	border-left-width: 1px; border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px

.quote {
	font-family: {T_FONTFACE1}; font-size: {T_FONTSIZE2}px; color: {T_FONTCOLOR1}; line-height: 125%;
	background-color: {T_TD_COLOR1}; border: {T_TR_COLOR3}; border-style: solid;
	border-left-width: 1px; border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px

/* Copyright and bottom info */
.copyright		{ font-size: {T_FONTSIZE1}px; font-family: {T_FONTFACE1}; color: {T_FONTCOLOR1}; letter-spacing: -1px;}
a.copyright		{ color: {T_FONTCOLOR1}; text-decoration: none;}
a.copyright:hover { color: {T_BODY_TEXT}; text-decoration: underline;}

/* Form elements */
input,textarea, select {
	color : {T_BODY_TEXT};
	font: normal {T_FONTSIZE2}px {T_FONTFACE1};
	border-color : {T_BODY_TEXT};

/* The text input fields background colour */
input.post, textarea.post, select {
	background-color : {T_TD_COLOR2};

input { text-indent : 2px; }

/* The buttons used for bbCode styling in message post */
input.button {
	background-color : {T_TR_COLOR1};
	color : {T_BODY_TEXT};
	font-size: {T_FONTSIZE2}px; font-family: {T_FONTFACE1};

/* The main submit button option */
input.mainoption {
	background-color : {T_TD_COLOR1};
	font-weight : bold;

/* None-bold submit button */
input.liteoption {
	background-color : {T_TD_COLOR1};
	font-weight : normal;

/* This is the line in the posting page which shows the rollover
  help line. This is actually a text box, but if set to be the same
  colour as the background no one will know ;)
.helpline { background-color: {T_TR_COLOR2}; border-style: none; }

/* Import the fancy styles for IE only (NS4.x doesn't use the @import function) */
@import url("templates/subSilver/formIE.css"); 
<!-- BEGIN switch_enable_pm_popup -->
<script language="Javascript" type="text/javascript">
		window.open('{U_PRIVATEMSGS_POPUP}', '_phpbbprivmsg', 'HEIGHT=225,resizable=yes,WIDTH=400');;

<!-- END switch_enable_pm_popup -->
<body bgcolor="{T_BODY_BGCOLOR}" text="{T_BODY_TEXT}" link="{T_BODY_LINK}" vlink="{T_BODY_VLINK}">

<a name="top"></a>

<table width="1024" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="left">
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Last Post by MrScruff

Have you considered making a transparent GIF(s) as a spacer(s) to push the images around to where you want them to be? It is kind of a hap-hazard way of doing it but sometimes it seems to be the only way I can get things done.


I might use that as a last resort but thanks for the input! I'm not sure whats stopping them from being aligned within the table. Very Strange.


I don't see where you're applying any alignment to the td elements. It's very had to diagnose such a, well, messy bunch of code.

Strip it down. Make a static page, with only the very bare essentials. Get it working there. Then you'll have some idea of what to edit in your real page.


i hate to say it but the ONLY thing that looks correct on there is the google search. On both firefox and ie it is aligned right. However the page is a complete mess on ie. The left side is all overlapping etc. I havent looked at your html, css or javascript. Like it or loathe it (i personally dont use it other than for testing) you have to use ie to check your site as the majority of users are using it. It really doesnt look nice in ie compared to FF.

But as for the original problem are you just not getting it over far enough to the right?


Hey thanks for the input. I am aware of the IE problem and thats on my list of things to get fixed :) Turns out there was a rogue <td> hiding under my google search code! I got rid of that and hey presto it works fine.

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