1. Senior Water Wizard
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    Drop down list box menu positioning

    hi everyone, its been a while, been crazy at work, hope you
    have all been well

    ok, onto my problem, I have a menu that has a side drop down, its showing fine, but because I am using absolute positions, and its a 3 column type site with the data in the middle, if the users resolution is not the same as mine the left position keeps changing.

    I would like to know how I can make it fixed, if possible??

    <table width="100%">
    		<td width="800px">
    			<div id="list-menu">
    					<li><a href="#">Newsletter</a></li>
    					<li><a href="#">Electronic Diet Diary</a></li>
    					<li><a href="#">Advertise</a></li>
    					<li><a href="#">Search Google</a></li>
    					<li><a href="#">Journal Exchange</a></li>
    					<li><a href="#">Buy</a></li>
    							<li><a href="#">2nd Books</a></li>
    							<li><a href="#">Kalahari.Net</a></li>
    					<li><a href="#">Auction</a></li>
    					<li><a href="#">Events</a></li>
    					<li><a href="#">Help lines</a></li>
    					<li><a href="#">Donations</a></li>
    					<li><a href="#">Contact us</a></li>
    here is the css:
    #list-menu {
    	width: 120px;
    #list-menu ul {
    	margin: 0;
    	padding: 0;
    	list-style-type: none;
    	font-family: Arial;
    	font-size: 11px; 
    #list-menu li {
    	margin: 1px 0 0;
    #list-menu li ul {
    	display: none;
    #list-menu li:hover ul  {
    	position: absolute;
    	left: 288px;
    	top: 273px;
    	display: block;
    #list-menu a {
    	display: block;
    	padding: 2px 2px 2px 10px;
    	border: 1px solid #000000;
    	background: #dcdcdc;
    	text-decoration: none;
    #list-menu a:link, #list-menu a:active, #list-menu a:visited {
    color: #000000;
    #list-menu a:hover {
    border: 1px solid #000000;
    background: #CF0372 url(images/background1.gif);
    color: #ffffff;
    the section in red is where my problem lies, is there any way to get this right?

    I tried playing with relative positions, but then it moves my other menus down when I hover on buy.

    Any help will be appreciated.


    PS. I know I should only use CSS instead of tables, but I suck at CSS
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    Drop down list box menu positioning

    try simply adding style to float left on the list-menu div, something like:

    <div id="list-menu" style="float: left;">
    Hope this advise helps.

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