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can't center CSS menu

Thread began 12/02/2009 6:49 am by Nathon Jones Web Design | Last modified 9/12/2011 10:38 am by Jason Byrnes | 4208 views | 20 replies |

Nathon Jones Web Design

can't center CSS menu

Hi. I can't center my CSS Menu.
I've followed the instructions provided here:
mw_centering_menu_ht.pdf

...and I've also enclosed my CSS Menu include file in a center aligned div:

<div id="violinheaderbtns">
<div align="center">
<!--#include file="CSSMenuWriter/cssmw/menu.asp" -->
</div>
</div>

Here's a link to an example:
contact-violin-shop-hexham.asp

How do I center the menu? Would appreciate any advice. Thank you.
Regards
Nathon.

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neilo

I think the list (technically) is centred.

You just need to remove the border-right from the last item in the list.

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Nathon Jones Web Design

not possible

You can't remove the border-right from just one button though, can you.

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neilo

Possible

EDIT: Sorry, have deleted this because it was twaddle. Too embarrassed for words.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

another way to go about it is to define the border right style inline for the last item:

<li><a href="contact_violin_shop_hexham.asp" style="border-right: 0px;">Contact Us</a></li>
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neilo

Ha - a tad simpler! I do feel silly. Cheers. Jason, - I appreciate your diplomacy.

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Nathon Jones Web Design

missing the point?

I think you're both missing the point though. Taking the far right border away doesn't center my menu, it just gives the impression that it's centered because you can't see the last border line.

How do I center the menu?

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bjgarner241692

I'm struggling with the same issue. On other sites I have simply centered the cell that the nav include is in but on the site I am working on now this does not work.

I've even tried placing it in a div and centering the text with
text-align: center!important;

but it still is left justified.

Forcing left justify produces awkward results when the page names are of varying lengths. Centering the entire menu and the text on each button gives a more balanced appearance.

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neilo

Hi Nathon,

The items are AP divs set to relative positioning.

You can force it to centre, by adding a 5px margin to the first item.

<li><a href="index.asp" style="margin-left: 5px;">Home</a></li>

Alternatively, you could add 5px padding-left to your violinheaderbtns div.

#violinheaderbtns {
clear: both;
width: 980px;
margin-right: auto;
margin-left: auto;
text-align: center;
padding-left: 5px;
}
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Nathon Jones Web Design

not possible?

I appreciate the effort neilo, but it strikes me that this is just another cheat way of doing it.

Is it just not possible to center a CSS Menu Writer menu on a page?

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