Thread: HTML + CSS: semi-vertical align

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    HTML + CSS: semi-vertical align

    Hello all,

    I'm not at all an HTML and CSS expert - but sometimes I can't get around doing some of it. Just like now; and I've run into a problem that I have no idea how to go about doing this, and a friend of mine requested this layout specifically.

    I want a field (div, probably) with content (the actual site, the div itself will have a scrollbar on overflow) with a specific site (in pixels) in the center of the screen, both vertically and horizontally. I've done this before, though I don't even remember how, just that it was very hacky. But I'd probably be able to do it again.
    The only difference is that this time I want a menu above this div. This menu will have a decent size: it's an image in itself that is quite large. And in some browsers, it won't fit above the content. In this case, I want the content to go down such that the menu fits perfectly.

    So, basically, I have two elements, a menu and a content box. Where:
    1. Content box has a specific size.
    2. The minimum height of the menu is half of (visible_height - content_height), but it gets bigger on overflow.
    3. The content box is directly underneath this menu.

    That should fix it; though I don't think there's a way to directly set this height, but there must be some way to do this...

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance,

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    spurious conceit MK27's Avatar
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    If you want to get the visible height in pixels you need to use javascript.
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    Ugly C Lover audinue's Avatar
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    If your menu is like a menu bar in windows forms, how about a DIV contains a TABLE with two rows?

    If your menu is like a popup menu in general which floating around the document, you'll need a simple JavaScript to determine its position and probably its size too.
    Just GET it OFF out my mind!!

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    Jack of many languages Dino's Avatar
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    Here's a good article that should give you the concepts you need to know which CSS elements to tweak: A List Apart: Articles: In Search of the Holy Grail
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