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Multiple columns in UL

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Is it possible?
TIA

Jul 20 '05 #1
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"lostinspace" ...
"sub: Multiple columns in UL"
| Is it possible?

Is it possible you could repeat
the subject in the body?

Some readers would cut off the
subject, meaning that someone
who actually _knows_ the answer
to your qn.* might reply.

* I do not.

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* http://www.AThompson.info/andrew/ personal site
Jul 20 '05 #2

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lostinspace <lo*********@123-universe.com> wrote:
Is it possible?
TIA


Sounds like a table. Is the data tabular? A URL?
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Jul 20 '05 #3

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Many thanks Andrew and Michael.

No url's from me Michael. All the URL's do is bring undesired traffic of
example, email spiders, attempted script hackers, log spammers and any other
kind of undesired traffic you coming from visitors who have no interest in
the content of my websites nor do these visitor intend to provide any
benefit to my websites.
Their only motive is to view what has been discussed here and not
necessarily the solution of the question asked.

The particular page was designed more than four years ago. The page is
primarily various columns of URL's divided into multiple tables. Each table
having a heading.
Tables is not the correct method.
I'm not inclined to make additional pages of this page. This page is a
hodge-podge of links which do not fit into the other categories of this
website. The links however are related to the general content subject of the
website.

I'm looking for a presentation which will view in the same manner as these
table, however not be tables, rather a form of CSS.
Lines came to mind, ONLY if multiple columns would work.

If not? It's no big deal.
This page is not a high priority and I can take my time finding a solution.

Thanks again for you help.
Jul 20 '05 #4

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On Sat, 24 Jan 2004 04:08:19 GMT, lostinspace
<lo*********@123-universe.com> wrote:

The particular page was designed more than four years ago. The page is
primarily various columns of URL's divided into multiple tables. Each
table
having a heading.
Tables is not the correct method.
I'm not inclined to make additional pages of this page. This page is a
hodge-podge of links which do not fit into the other categories of this
website. The links however are related to the general content subject of
the
website.


If I get you right, you want to have the UL's next to each other, like one
on the left, one in the middle, one on the right? And then that continues
down the page?

Try this CSS;

..list {
float: left;
width: 20em;
}

Insert whatever uniform width you think works. Markup is:

<div class="list">
<ul>
....
</ul>
</div>

.... and so on. The next element after the ul's should be styled clear:
left.

What will happen is the lists will look normal, but the second one will
start to the right of the last one, and so on. When there's no more room
the next list wraps to the left again, below the others unless the
leftmost list is really long. Try it and see if you like the effect.
Jul 20 '05 #5

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Many thanks Neal.
Jul 20 '05 #6

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In article lostinspace wrote:
Many thanks Andrew and Michael.

No url's from me Michael. All the URL's do is bring undesired traffic of
example, email spiders, attempted script hackers, log spammers and any other
kind of undesired traffic you coming from visitors who have no interest in
the content of my websites nor do these visitor intend to provide any
benefit to my websites.
Their only motive is to view what has been discussed here and not
necessarily the solution of the question asked.


So don't be surprised nobody answers you ever again.

--
Lauri Raittila <http://www.iki.fi/lr> <http://www.iki.fi/zwak/fonts>
Saapi lähettää meiliä, jos aihe ei liity ryhmään, tai on yksityinen
tjsp., mutta älä lähetä samaa viestiä meilitse ja ryhmään.

Jul 20 '05 #7

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In article Neal wrote:
On Sat, 24 Jan 2004 04:08:19 GMT, lostinspace
<lo*********@123-universe.com> wrote: If I get you right, you want to have the UL's next to each other, like one
on the left, one in the middle, one on the right? And then that continues
down the page?
So, columned list is not even needed. URL would have told it.
Try this CSS;

.list {
float: left;
width: 20em;
}

Insert whatever uniform width you think works. Markup is:

<div class="list">
<ul>
...
</ul>
</div>

... and so on. The next element after the ul's should be styled clear:
left.
Of course, that div is only needed to simpify CSS.
What will happen is the lists will look normal, but the second one will
start to the right of the last one, and so on. When there's no more room
the next list wraps to the left again, below the others unless the
leftmost list is really long. Try it and see if you like the effect.


Of course, it has downsides, if there is lots of lists, and they are
different heights.
--
Lauri Raittila <http://www.iki.fi/lr> <http://www.iki.fi/zwak/fonts>
Saapi lähettää meiliä, jos aihe ei liity ryhmään, tai on yksityinen
tjsp., mutta älä lähetä samaa viestiä meilitse ja ryhmään.

Jul 20 '05 #8

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On Sat, 24 Jan 2004 11:25:36 +0200, Lauri Raittila
<la***@raittila.cjb.net> wrote:
In article Neal wrote:

<div class="list">
<ul>
...
</ul>
</div>

... and so on. The next element after the ul's should be styled clear:
left.


Of course, that div is only needed to simpify CSS.


Actually, I tested floating the ul's in IE6 and it had no effect, which I
found odd. I added the divs and floated them after trying to float the
ul's. Any ideas why floating the ul's themselves failed?
What will happen is the lists will look normal, but the second one will
start to the right of the last one, and so on. When there's no more room
the next list wraps to the left again, below the others unless the
leftmost list is really long. Try it and see if you like the effect.


Of course, it has downsides, if there is lots of lists, and they are
different heights.


If there's wide variance, yes. If the lists are all relatively short and
not far from the same length, even if a float doesn't make it back to the
left side the effect is kinda cool. If these are truly unassociated lists
of "extras", layout might be acceptable.
Jul 20 '05 #9

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Lauri Raittila" <>
Newsgroups: comp.infosystems.www.authoring.stylesheets
Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2004 4:22 AM
Subject: Re: Multiple columns in UL

In article lostinspace wrote:
Many thanks Andrew and Michael.

No url's from me Michael. All the URL's do is bring undesired traffic of
example, email spiders, attempted script hackers, log spammers and any other kind of undesired traffic you coming from visitors who have no interest in the content of my websites nor do these visitor intend to provide any
benefit to my websites.
Their only motive is to view what has been discussed here and not
necessarily the solution of the question asked.


So don't be surprised nobody answers you ever again.

--
Lauri Raittila <

Lauri,
Pages of URL's from my websites wouldn't do you personally (.de,
213.) any good.
You couldn't view them except by creative methods.
Jul 20 '05 #10

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On Sat, 24 Jan 2004 04:08:19 GMT, lostinspace
<lo*********@123-universe.com> wrote:
Many thanks Andrew and Michael.

No url's from me Michael. All the URL's do is bring undesired traffic of
example, email spiders, attempted script hackers, log spammers and any
other
kind of undesired traffic you coming from visitors who have no interest
in
the content of my websites nor do these visitor intend to provide any
benefit to my websites.
Their only motive is to view what has been discussed here and not
necessarily the solution of the question asked.


Consider setting up a test page on an altrernate web server, then. Even
Geoshitties if necessary. That way, your primary server won't bear the
onslaught of what you despise.

Fact is, it's a whole lot easier to talk specifics than generals, and
sometimes it's the thing you didn't notice and think to include in your
post that causes the trouble.
Jul 20 '05 #11

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"Neal" <ne*****@spamrcn.com> wrote in message
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| On Sat, 24 Jan 2004 04:08:19 GMT, lostinspace
| <lo*********@123-universe.com> wrote:
|
| > Many thanks Andrew and Michael.
| >
| > No url's from me Michael.
.....
| Fact is, it's a whole lot easier to talk specifics than generals, and
| sometimes it's the thing you didn't notice and think to include in your
| post that causes the trouble.

A few reasons to add to that..
http://www.physci.org/codes/sscce.jsp

For the moment (till I change it) it would be
better to read 'compilable' as 'correct'..

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* http://www.AThompson.info/andrew/ personal site
Jul 20 '05 #12

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"lostinspace" ...
....
| > > ....All the URL's do is bring undesired traffic of
| > > example, email spiders, attempted script hackers, log spammers

Makes me think of a horror movie
based on 'Field of Dreams'...
"Build it, and they will come.."

--
Andrew Thompson
* http://www.PhySci.org/ PhySci software suite
* http://www.1point1C.org/ 1.1C - Superluminal!
* http://www.AThompson.info/andrew/ personal site

Jul 20 '05 #13

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*lostinspace*:

Is it possible?


What? Please describe your problem next time in more detail, even better
with a sample URL.

Maybe this will help you: <http://webdesign.crissov.de/temp/multicol-lists>.

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"There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot,
but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence,
transform a yellow spot into the sun."
Pablo Picasso
Jul 20 '05 #14

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Thompson" <>
Newsgroups: comp.infosystems.www.authoring.stylesheets
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2004 3:34 AM
Subject: Re: Multiple columns in UL

"lostinspace" ...
...
| > > ....All the URL's do is bring undesired traffic of
| > > example, email spiders, attempted script hackers, log spammers

Makes me think of a horror movie
based on 'Field of Dreams'...
"Build it, and they will come.."

--
Andrew Thompson

Actually Andrew,
This PITA's normally visit the majority of
websites.
The masses apparently could care less.
The malicious crawling can either be controlled with an automated bot trap
[ http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum1...light=bot+trap ]
or manually.
I much prefer the manually part which has allowed an insight into various
patterns of traffic.
The insight has only improved my own search skills and websites content.
The content of my sites has a very narrow target market and as a result I'm
able to restrict traffic to regions which are only going to be beneficial to
my sites.

These things are just not possible with most websites.
Nor does the "average" webmaster making a cosmetic site even have an
understanding that these things occur.
Jul 20 '05 #15

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Christoph Paeper" <>
Newsgroups: comp.infosystems.www.authoring.stylesheets
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2004 4:28 AM
Subject: Re: Multiple columns in UL

*lostinspace*:

Is it possible?
What? Please describe your problem next time in more detail, even better
with a sample URL.

Maybe this will help you:

<http://webdesign.crissov.de/temp/multicol-lists>.
--
"There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot,
but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence,
transform a yellow spot into the sun."
Pablo Picasso

Many thank Christopher.
A superb example :-)
Jul 20 '05 #16

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*lostinspace*:
From: "Christoph Paeper" <>
Please trim the attribution to one line and don't quote signatures in the
future. Thanks.
Many thank Christopher.


Mpf, I'm seriously thinking about going to call all the Bills, Williams,
Guillaumes etc. just Wilhelm...
F'up2 poster

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Jul 20 '05 #17

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