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Centering outer wrapper in existing template

Thread began 2/01/2010 8:08 am by emma396425 | Last modified 2/01/2010 5:17 pm by emma396425 | 2211 views | 5 replies |

emma396425

Centering outer wrapper in existing template

I have created a website using a template from Webassist Pro, however, the template is set such that the outer wrapper is aligned to the left.

I would like to change this, so that it is centred but have been unable to work it out for myself. I would be grateful if you could help!

Many thanks

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neilo

Hi emma,

Would it be possible for you to upload the template so that we can better advise? It's not easy to diagnose the problem without seeing it. (Although it's tempting to suggest setting the 'margin' property of the outerWrapper to 'auto')

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emma396425

Thanks for the reply - sorry if I'm being stupid, but I'm new to this! The website is live at www.atlaspropertysolutions.co.uk.

Thanks

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Justin Nemeth

Edit the #outerWrapper rule in your css and add margin: 0 auto; to it. Basically, the auto tells it to automatically determine the left and right margins with the end result being a centered outerWrapper.

-justin

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neilo

Sorry Emma,

The easiest way to explain how to change it is this:

If you open your home.css stylesheet (which is at: CSSMenuWriter/cssmw_home/menu.css) in DreamWeaver and look at or about line 75, you will see the following block of rules for the outerWrapper div:

#outerWrapper {
background-color: #ffffff;
border-top: solid 5px #ffffff; /* Sets the top border properties for an element using shorthand notation */
margin-left: 4px;
margin-right: 0px;
margin-top: 4px;
text-align: left; /* Redefines the text alignment defined by the body element. */
width: 760px;
}


Change it to this:

#outerWrapper {
background-color: #ffffff;
border-top: solid 5px #ffffff; /* Sets the top border properties for an element using shorthand notation */
margin: 0 auto;
text-align: left; /* Redefines the text alignment defined by the body element. */
width: 760px;
}



Then save your changes.

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emma396425

Thank you!

Thanks guys - got it working now!

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