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ul list background color and align issue

david arnold
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Hi,

I have a jsp page which has a top menu bar as below



The problem is that the horizontal top menu bar does not show background color. I tried to put background color in "menu ul" and "menu li", well, background color shows where there are words like Home, Logout. What I want is the whole top menu (width is 100%) has the color, not only the link part.

And I found when I added "float:right" to the menu as below:

The background color showed, I don't know why, but the words "Home, logout..." are left align, not right align which I want, I tried "text-align" which does not work as well.

Thanks for help!
Ogeh Ikem
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Try assigning the background colour to the <tr> or <td> element instead of the div.
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Are you using tables for layout?


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david arnold
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table is not recommended for layout, right?

Yeah, I tried to assign background color to td, it worked the same way as above, i removed table, still the same result. So I do not know how to solve it.

Thanks.
david arnold
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Any solutions or better ways to handle it?

Thanks.
Eric Pascarello
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http://css.maxdesign.com.au/listamatic/

david arnold
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Got it, thank you Eric.
 
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