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  • # June 10, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Hi there. I’m wondering if someone might be able to let me know what I’m doing wrong here? PLEASE!
    I’ve been teaching myself how to lay out web pages in CSS rather than tables (I’m a freshie!) and I’ve hit a snag. I’m trying to get my sidebar div to sit to the right of my mainContent div with the footer below. I’ve been using negative margins but it just isn’t happening. I’ve uploaded this initial draft page (with inline CSS, dummy text and no linked pages). If someone could point out where I’m going wrong, I’d be stoked! It’s been doing my head in. The content copy is running underneath (as in covered by) the sidebar in Safari and doesn’t show up at all in Firefox. God knows what it’s doing in IE. Thanks!

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    # June 10, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Firstly, you don’t need negative margins.
    Secondly, most of the problems are coming from your commenting. html comments should look like this:


    And finally give #mainContent a width in px.

    # June 11, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Thanks apostrophe. I guess the lesson is "keep it simple stupid."

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