div element excluding lists?

vectorx1

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I'm trying to enclose some <ul> elements in a div and in the preview in my editor it shows it working fine. However, when I open the page in a browser, the div doesn't go all the way down to the <ul> elements. Anyone know why this is happening?
 

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The reason is because of the "float" on the ul which takes it out of the normal layout.

Sorry, but don't remember how to fix it, but a Google search might help.
 

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The answer is the same as the one in this thread. The problem may be self-correcting once you add more (unfloated) content to the div, or you may need to use a clearfloat element if all of the content is floated.
 

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Seems he found the fix.

Added overflow:auto; to the style of the enclosing div.

If you view a development page in Firefox with Firebug installed, you can right click on an element and "Inspect element" and see a lot of information and edit/test changes in the browser.
 

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Seems he found the fix.

Added overflow:auto; to the style of the enclosing div.

If you view a development page in Firefox with Firebug installed, you can right click on an element and "Inspect element" and see a lot of information and edit/test changes in the browser.


You can do the same thing with Dreamweaver ... just click the inspect code button
 
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