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unfathomable CSS problem for you

From: Scarlett Julian (ED) <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 08:47:13 -0000
Message-ID: <F9BE3B1AB649D311A573009027852E4D01E346FD@EDUC_MXS>
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Hi all
apologies for cross posting if any of you are on more than one of these

This problem is beginning to bug me and I can't work out how to fix it. 

URI - http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/services/education/ict/default.htm

IE5pc  - the navigation menu jumps downwards when the cursor is placed over
the 3rd button down. 
IE5Mac - the buttons cannot be seen at all but the link is there because the
cursor changes to a pointer (hand)

Other browsers tested - IE5.5pc, Opera6, NS6.2, IE5.5MacOSX all seem ok.
IE4pc doesn't pick up the button class but at least shows the links.

The style for the buttons is this:

a.myButton {
color: #003;
font-family: arial, verdana, "sans serif";
font-size: x-small;
font-weight: normal;
text-decoration: underline;
border: 1px #003 solid;
width: 90%;
text-align: center;
padding: 5px;
position: relative;
background: #eee;
float: left;

a:hover.myButton {
color: yellow;
text-decoration: none;
background: #369

and the buttons are contained in a div that is styled thus: 

.navmenu {
 background-color: transparent;
 border: none; 
width: 15%; 
padding: 0.5em; 
text-align: center; 
margin-top: 1%; 
float: left; 
overflow: inherit

Research so far shows that if I make the width of myButton a fixed px width
then the jumping thing stops but I can't work out why and I don't want to
use fixed sizes anyway.. Unfortunatley I do not have the 'aberrant' browsers
installed on my localmachine so testing is somewhat hampered as I don't like
making changes to live sites if I can help it ;-)

Does anyone have any idea why this is happening? It's driving me insane(r).


Julian Scarlett
Web Design & Document Management System Officer
Education Directorate 
Sheffield City Council
0114 2735721
mob 07904914976

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