CSS Floating Divs Issue

Okay, I completely suck at CSS. But I need to do it.

You can see my issue at http://www.eresig.tk, I am trying to make the div with "Lorem ipsum" and the one with "Testing4" at the same height.

I do not want to use absolute position, I want to do it with floating. EDIT: I've got the answer I looked for.

-------------Problems Reply------------

If I understood your question correctly, you want the div with Testing 4 to be beside the one with Lorem ipsum. It that's the case, you need to set a specific width on your divs. As long as you leave the width unspecified, they will default to 100% and the Testing 4 div will fall below the other one.

I also didn't see a float on your Lorem Ipsum div.

I recommend that you read this posts:

Fluid Width Equal Height CSS Columns

try this css:

float: left;
background-color: yellow;
padding-bottom: 500px;
margin-bottom: -500px;

float: right;
background-color: red;
padding-bottom: 500px;
margin-bottom: -500px;


<div style="overflow: hidden;">
<div id="loremipsum"></div>
<div id="testing4"></div>

If I got your question correctly,

Your CSS should look like

#container {width:100%; height:auto; overflow: hidden;}
#content-left {width:50%; float:left}
#content-right {width:50%; float:left}

And HTML markup

<div id="container">
<div id="content-left"></div>
<div id="content-right"></div>

The full code

#container {width:100%; height:auto}
#content-left {width:50%; float:left; height:50px; background-color:black}
#content-right {width:50%; float:left; height:50px; background-color:red}
<div id="container">
<div id="content-left"></div>
<div id="content-right"></div>


*note: I've added height:50px; background-color:black to see the result. You can remove this code, of course

And here is the example http://jsfiddle.net/QbLgu/

This is the basic things that every webdev MUST KNOW. You need to learn basics. Try to research, before asking question on SO

Category:css Views:0 Time:2011-09-18

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