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Need some help with some Div Positioning

Here is my Photoshop Mock up.


I am having a few issues. For one, I don't know how to create the Divs to fit like they do on the mock up and I am trying desperately to get it right. I think I am on the right track here, but I am struggling to get it right. For instance, I don't understand why the text spills under the Div. http://jsfiddle.net/qLTMf/1534/

Secondly, I do not know how to get a full width background in Joomla. I tried using position:absolute; left:0; right:0; margin:10px; overflow:auto; But the Div covers the div below it. I know this has something to do with Z-Index but because I am working within a Joomla Template I am having trouble pulling this off.

1 Answer

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

I noticed a few issues with your CSS:

  • Re-used an id
  • Missing semi-colons
  • Using Overflow instead of floating left
  • Setting height on the left & right divs instead of just on the parent box div
  • Right2 & left2 classes isn't very DRY
  • A <br> tag for positioning (instead of semantic value)

Check out this excellent tutorial on learnlayout.com to learn more about CSS positioning.

I made a codepen based off of your code that might get you pointed in the right direction.