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22 New Member
I have a navbar in a div, with several links. The last one is in a <span> because I want it to float to the right by itself. The span does float right, but it shows up below the navbar div. I want it within the div.

Is this doable? Thanks.

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  1. <?php
  3. echo "<p>";
  4. echo '<div id="navbar">
  5.            <a href="edit_reg.php">edit</a> 
  6. &nbsp;<a href="undelete.php">undelete</a>
  7. &nbsp;<a href="print_reg.php">print</a>
  8. &nbsp;<a href="rep_sum.php">summary</a>
  9. <span style="float: right"><a href="index.php">reg page</a></span>
  10. </div><p>';
  12. ?>
Aug 22 '08 #1
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22 New Member
I guess it's better to post the HTML output rather than just the PHP source:

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  1. <p>
  2. <div id="navbar">
  3.       <a href="edit_reg.php">edit</a> 
  4. &nbsp;<a href="undelete.php">undelete</a>
  5. &nbsp;<a href="print_reg.php">print</a>
  6. &nbsp;<a href="rep_sum.php">summary</a>
  7. <span style="float: right"><a href="index.php">reg page</a></span>
  8. </div>
Aug 23 '08 #2
David Laakso
397 Recognized Expert Contributor
See if this works for you...

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  2. CSS
  3. #navlist li{
  4. display: inline;
  5. list-style-type: none;
  6. padding-right: 20px;
  7. }
  8. .c1 {float:right;}
  11. HTML
  13. <div id="navcontainer">
  14. <ul id="navlist">
  15. <li><a href="#">Item one</a></li>
  16. <li><a href="#">Item two</a></li>
  17. <li><a href="#">Item three</a></li>
  18. <li><a href="#">Item four</a></li>
  19. <li class="c1"><a href="#">Item five</a></li>
  20. </ul>
  21. </div>
Aug 23 '08 #3
22 New Member
Thanks, David. Unfortunately, that similarly drops down the right-floated item (in IE7 and FF2).

I guess I'll have to live with it... or use a table.
Aug 23 '08 #4
David Laakso
397 Recognized Expert Contributor
Sorry. My bad!
Same HTML as in previous example with this CSS:

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  1. html, body {margin:0;padding:0;}
  2. body {
  3. font : 100% arial, sans-serif;
  4. }
  5. #navcontainer ul{
  6. margin:0;
  7. padding: 0;
  8. }
  10. #navlist li{
  11. float:left;
  12. padding-right:20px;
  13. display: inline;
  14. list-style-type: none;
  15. }
  16. .c1 {position:absolute;top: 0; right: 20px;}
Quick checked in IE/6, IE/7, Win FF/, Mac FF3.0.1, Mac Safari, Mac Opera.
Aug 23 '08 #5
22 New Member
okay, thanks for conveying the concept of absolute positioning

I would have to fine tune the location by pixels, to match
Aug 24 '08 #6
1 New Member
Although it shows up "below", it is still part of your navbar DIV.
The solution is very simple. You need to do your floats first (both left and right) followed by your "middle bits".
If you move <span style="float: right">... from the end of the navbar DIV to the beginning of the DIV, then everything fits on one line the way you want.
Think of it this way: You can't introduce FLOAT content which causes previously-rendered content to be pushed out of the way.
Jan 1 '14 #7
15 New Member

Try to this html and css code
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  1. <style="text/css">
  3.  #navlist li{
  4. display: inline;
  5. list-style-type: none;
  6. padding-right: 20px;
  7. }
  8. .c1 {float:right;}
  10. </style>
  11. </head>
  12. <body>
  14. <div id="navcontainer">
  15. <ul id="navlist">
  16. <li><a href="undelete.php">undelete</a></li>
  17. <li><a href="print_reg.php">print</a></li>
  18. <li><a href="rep_sum.php">summary</a></li>
  19. <li class="c1"><a href="index.php">reg page</a></li>
  20. </ul>
  21. </div>
  22. </body>
  23. </html>
Jan 30 '14 #8

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