DIV issue

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by sonsyphon, Nov 17, 2008.

to remove all ads.
  1. sonsyphon

    sonsyphon New Member

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    I'm currently experimenting with the layout of my website but there's a problem I'm trying to resolve.

    The website needs to exist with and without advertisements, as shown in the examples

    With ads
    without ads

    I want the DIVS en TABLES to adjust in width when advertisements are shown. The text after the advertisements needs to be shown on the whole page and because of that, my problem occurs. As you can see the DIV and TABLE continious underneath the advertisement.

    HTML CODE
    Code:
    <div id="content">
      <div class="ads_160x600_content"><img src="layout/images/ads.gif" alt="ads" /></div>
      <div style="background-image:url(layout/images/titlebar.gif); background-repeat:no-repeat">	
        <div style="position:relative; height:25px;">	
          <div style=" float:left; background:#fff; margin-left:20px; padding:0px 5px 0px 5px;">
    	<h1><?php echo $_content_title[$_GET['content']][$_GET['lang']]; ?></h1>
          </div>			
        </div>
        <?php include 'content_navigation.php'; ?>
      </div>
      <div class="after_float"></div>
    </div>
    
    CSS CODE
    Code:
    #content {
      border: 1px solid #08699c; 		
      float:right;
      padding: 3px;
      width:781px;
    }
    
    .ads_160x600_content {
      position: relative;
      background-color:#fff;
      float: right;
      width: 160px;
      height: 600px;
      padding-left:3px;
      top:0px;
      right:0px;
    
    }
    
    .after_float {
      clear:both;
    }	
    
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2008
  2. Geodun1

    Geodun1 New Member

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    Add a margin-right: 170px; property to the css controlling your table with the ads on. This should push the table over so that it doesn't go underneath the ad.
     
  3. zkiller

    zkiller Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Here's a dynamic solution to your problem.

    Example link: http://www.trackdevil.com/misc/wdf/div-test/

    CSS

    Code:
    .container {
    	position: absolute;
    	width: 789px;
     	border-width: 2px; 
    	border-style: solid;
    	border-color: #08689A;
    }
    .header {
    	float: left;
    	width: 781px;
    	margin-left: 4px;
    	margin-top: 5px;
    }
    .content {
    	float: left;
    	width: 781px;
    	margin-left: 4px;
    	clear: both;
    }
    .table {
    	float: left;
    	width: 620px;
    }
    .ads {
    	float: right;
    	width: auto;
    	display: block;
    }
    . content p {
    	margin: 0px;
    	padding: 20px 0px 0px 0px;
    }
    
    Javascript

    Code:
    function adsOn() {
    	document.getElementById('ads').style.display = 'block';
    	document.getElementById('table').style.width = '620px';
    }
    function adsOff() {
    	document.getElementById('ads').style.display = 'none';
    	document.getElementById('table').style.width = '781px';
    }
    
    HTML

    Code:
    <div class="container">
      <div class="header"><img src="header.jpg" /></div>
      <div class="content">
      	<div id="ads" class="ads"><img src="ads.jpg" /></div>
        <div id="table" class="table">
          <table width="100%"  border="2">
      	    <tr>
              <td><a href="javascript:adsOn();">Ads On</a></td>
              <td><a href="javascript:adsOff();">Ads Off</a></td>
              <td>Some title</td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
              <td>Some title;</td>
              <td>Some title</td>
              <td>Some title</td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
              <td>Some title;</td>
              <td>Some title;</td>
              <td>Some title;</td>
            </tr>
          </table>
    	</div>
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      </div>
    </div>
    
    Hope that helps. :)

    PS: What can I say, I'm bored.
     
  4. sonsyphon

    sonsyphon New Member

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    hmm, Zkillers result looks good, i'll try to implement it
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2008
  5. zkiller

    zkiller Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Did you miss my post above? Basically, it is as simple as placing the table into it's own div and setting the width dynamically for ads or no ads.
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2008
  6. sonsyphon

    sonsyphon New Member

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    I tried it but it still doesn't really answer my question.

    Imagine you add a second table.
    both tables are changed to width 620px if ads are shown.
    But table 1 keeps expanding and shrinking dynamically.

    If table 1 is larger in height than the advertisement,
    then table 2 still has 620px width.

    I doubt there is a way
    (to change to width when an ad is showing (like you did) and on top of that telling the table NOT to change width if it starts under the ad)

    and should that be possible, then I still need to find a way to do it dynamically (should the advertisement change in height)

    Wishfull thinking :p
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2008
  7. zkiller

    zkiller Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Can you show me an example? Would be easier to find a suitable solution for you, if I could visualize what exactly you are working with and what you are trying to achieve.
     
  8. sonsyphon

    sonsyphon New Member

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    Here's the example

    Example

    As explained in example 3. It can't be checked on the height of table 1. Because it's possible that it takes 3tables to reach the end of the advertisement and the 4th table starts width the full width.

    And on another day it's possible that table3 starts under the advertisement
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2008
  9. Geodun1

    Geodun1 New Member

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    Just create an id for a table with the ad, and another for one below the ad. ZKiller will probably explain more if you need it :)
     
  10. zkiller

    zkiller Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Shish, how many tables are you using? Might want to look into some tableless solutions as they are more flexible for things like this.

    Any ways, since you are working with an unknown number of tables and the height of these is unknown, it makes things really difficult. I am sure their is a way to dynamically figure out the height of each table, but that is beyond me at the moment. Like I said above, a tableless solution would be more flexible and easier to work with here. Your simplest bet might be to switch to a vertical ad block.
     
  11. zkiller

    zkiller Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hmmm... I see what you are saying and this was my thought initially as well, but you would still have the same problem while trying to apply the appropriate width to multiple tables. If each table had a fixed height, this would be as simple as pie.
     
  12. sonsyphon

    sonsyphon New Member

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    if there is a way to check the height of a table or div in Javascript, then it could be done.

    check total height of advertisement = xxx px (example 900px)

    check total height of tabel 1 = 600px
    check total height of tabel 2 = 350px
    check total height of tabel 3 = 100px

    count(height tabel1 + height tabel2)

    if total height is larger than 900px => use full width
     
  13. zkiller

    zkiller Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Ok, I did a little research for your - Google is my friend. Their isn't any proven way to get the table height before it has been rendered by the browser. However, this shouldn't be a problem. With the help of a Javascript library such as jQuery you can get the height of a element once rendered.

    So, placing something along the lines of the following code at the end of the content section should work.

    Code:
    var height = $('#table').height();
    var height2 = $('#table2').height();
    var ads = "123"
    
    if (height < ads) {
      if (height + height2 < ads) {
        document.getElementById('table3').style.width = '620px';
        document.getElementById('table2').style.width = '620px';
      } else {
        document.getElementById('table3').style.width = '781px';
        document.getElementById('table2').style.width = '620px';
      }
      document.getElementById('table3').style.width = '781px';
      document.getElementById('table2').style.width = '781px';
    }
    You will need to do a bit more research into this of course, but it should work.
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2008

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