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    WDF Staff George Dolidze's Avatar
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    Im giving my page width based on percents, and I was wondering if there's a minimum width I can give a div with, say, 80% width.

    Example:
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    #middle_index {
        width: 80%;
        height: auto;
        margin: 10px 5% 10px 15%;
        /*border: 1px solid gray;*/
    }
    I don't want ^ that to ever be less than 800px. Is this possible?
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    You can set a min-width:800px - it will work.

    You should also probably make it overflow:hidden or it may end up scrolling if you have long lines of text.

    You'll have to remember not to use any images larger in width than the min-width or you will have problems.
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    Whoa that's actually super helpful. Thanks!
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    Can you do max-width as well?
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    Yes. My bowling alley site uses min-width and max-width.

    One thing you'll want to keep in mind...min-width and max-width don't work in IE6. So if you have a lot of IE6 users, and you probably don't, you'll have to account for that.
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    God I hate IE
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    What problem are you having with IE (aka Intolerable Excrement)?
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    Well, every time i design a webpage with Chrome, or other legit browsers, I get a weird looking site in IE. Something to do with width-margin-padding combos I'm guessing.
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    Which version of IE are you talking about?

    IE reads the box model differently that the rest of the pack -



    there are hacks for this...check out : http://css.maxdesign.com.au/listamat...t-boxmodel.htm
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