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CSS Sculptor 3 liquid versus fixed layouts

Thread began 5/27/2010 5:18 pm by michaelf0199272 | Last modified 5/28/2010 10:29 am by Eric Mittman | 1840 views | 3 replies |


CSS Sculptor 3 liquid versus fixed layouts

I used CCS Sculptor 3 to build this website -- when I preveiwed on my local Server using the IE Preview -- it did not display like I expected it to display. I thought maybe if uploaded it to my remote server (the hosting server) it will display correctly, to my disappointment it displayed the same way it did on my local server preview. The problem is, the left sidebar seem to NOT want to stay where it is specified to stay. It instead pushes itslef to the rightmost corner, and pushed the main content down.

There are also issue with the Menu Writer, let us fix this one first. As at now I have been able to make corrections to the menu.php so you can be able to review all the available links over the internet. The site is simply NOT symetrical, and does not look like I expected it to look.

Q: How do we get it fixed so it can display corectly like it does in the DW CS4 environment???

It looked right inside the dreamweaver CS4 environment -- please review the attached pictures.

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Many thanks,

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Hello michaelf0199272,
allow me to contribute something for your problem. I'm not WebAssist staff so this is not official response.

i could see your problem.. you're mistakenly choose your design element to liquid/elastic where
regarding your design concept, i think it's a fixed layout concept. liquid/elastic layout are resolution dependent.. so if a user had wider screen than yours, your layout design will be "stretch" depend on user's screen resolution.

for your problem, the solution is simple:
- look at your source code and find .twoColLiqLtHdr #container
- change width: 80%; to width:980px;

i also recommend you try mozilla firefox browses and install firebug plugin. It's a plugin that able to handle CSS on the fly in the browser... it safe a lot of headache if you deal with css

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Victor -- many thanks, it is displaying better than before. I made the changes that you suggested, it seems to work except that I want the page to be centered and not aligned left. It also seem to cause the brower's scroll to be disabled. Please review again and see if you have other solutions for me.

I will appreciate it also if the WebAssit Staff can weigh in on this issue.

Many thanks.

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Eric Mittman

It looks like the margin left property will need to be adjusted on the container div. I agree with the previous post about the wrong layout being chosen for the desired result you are looking for. You should be working with one of the fixed layouts, I think it would give you the type of layout you are looking for.

I think that it would be a good idea to create a new Sculptor layout and make any css changes or adjustments that you need while in CSS Sculptor. This is exactly what Sculptor is designed to do, you might find it easier to adjust it this way rather than making manual adjustments after the fact.

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