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Centering page in IE

Dec 11, 2010 7:36 AM

I am working on a page that is based on Grid. I didn't use Layers. Instead I used a grid that is centered on the page and everything else on it based on Grid Boxes. The page looks good in Safari, but it is aligned left in Internet Explorer. When it is aligned left, all my pain and time that I have taken seems wasted. Can any one help me to solve this problem? There are some older posts on this topic, but some of them are too over my head. And some discussions do not give me direct answer. I don't understand why GoLive developers couldn't make a product that is compatible with this major browser (not that I like Windows). They say CSS is very easy and simple. But for me it is so difficult to learn all the secret things of it. 

 
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    Dec 11, 2010 8:05 AM   in reply to generalbatzorig

    Here is a toturial on hvo to center pages in GoLive with css

     

    http://www.mindpalette.com/tutorials/center_layers/index.php

     
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    Dec 11, 2010 10:14 AM   in reply to generalbatzorig

    >I am working on a page that is based on Grid. I didn't use Layers. ....

    >They say CSS is very easy and simple. But for me it is so difficult to

    >learn all the secret things of it.

     

    Also, if you dont' want to use CSS for layout you should use tables instead

    of the grid. Most people recommend to not use the grid for layout. Tables

    are easy to center, align right and left and they can be nested. Use one

    table cell/row for the base, set it to 100% width and auto height and center

    it. Use it for a container for all your other content.

     

    Using CSS can be a learning curve, but if you put in the effort now you will

    receive immediate rewards. Build a test page and experiment. With GoLive you

    have to get used to not seeing the page as it will appear online in the

    "layout" view. Use browser view to preview the page when testing.  I learned

    by using this tutorial:

    http://www.456bereastreet.com/lab/developing_with_web_standards/csslay out/2-col/

     

    And another: http://matthewjamestaylor.com/blog/perfect-3-column.htm

     

    Good luck!

     

    Carol

     
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    Dec 14, 2010 7:38 AM   in reply to generalbatzorig

    I centre my pages see -  http://www.breweryartists.co.uk  example - by making a table with only one cell and dropping a grid into it. Use the table inspector palette to centre the page/table and Properties to choose the top width from the browser, from then on I just put the page together normally.

     
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