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first up - hi!

decided to take the plunge into CSS a while back - today i got around to it Smile pretty sure i get the jist of it all, and hopefully it's just the rendering differences between IE & firefox that's tripping me up. the bulk of formatting i've got correct on both, but there's two problems that have me stumped thus far (border on the right hand side of the main column in firefox (i've tried on the parent but this appears the only method that IE likes)) and the thumbnails (broken in IE, and i can't figure out why).

any pointers would be muchly appreciated (sorry for the messy code - i'm playing with this stuff right now and figured i should combine the two problems to make it easier). all extra formatting i've thrown out for it (headers, etc). everything usually comes through php, so i've made a straight htm page for it.

http://www.freneticvirus.com/test/site1d.htm
http://www.freneticvirus.com/test/08d.css

nb. please 'scuse the graphics & general gawdyness - they're purely there for sizing purposes right now.

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can't quite suss out IE positioning

for the thumbnails i figured a simply div in a div would be the best way for it (the bottom one containing the 'shadow', the top containing the pic & link), with some simply offsetting. works as planned in firefox using the relative positioning, but IE seems scared of it.

initially i had wanted to make a box (72x72) using css ontop of the 'shadow', then place the image centred in this (as not all of the pics will be perfect squares) but from what i've read vertical positioning is a bit problematic. stretching the thumbnails wins for the moment until i get to grips with CSS methinks Smile

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can't quite suss out IE positioning

sorted the menu problem, but if anyone has any suggestions for the thumbnails they would be muchly appreciated.

updated :
http://www.freneticvirus.com/test/site1a.htm
http://www.freneticvirus.com/test/formatting.css

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can't quite suss out IE positioning

Just add position:relative; to .captioned

It's not what you do it's the way that you do it.
So do it with STYLE
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can't quite suss out IE positioning

are propositions generally accepted on the forum? Wink
gutted that i've spent a while on everything else without even considering that - cheers muchly.