CSS Background-color Weirdness


#1

For some reason the stylesheet I have associated with my layout will
not change the background-color for the content retrieved from my with
<%= yield %>. To make matters stranger, I can style any part of the
html in my view that isn’t the background-color. Has anyone had this
problem before? I have been searching for posts, but have come up
empty handed.

Many thanks for your help. I’ve appended the code for the layout and
css to this post. The relevant div is “main-wrapper”.

–Jean–

P.S. The XHTML and CSS both validate, so I don’t think that is the
problem.

Here is the code for the layout:

The Early American Foreign Service Database <%= stylesheet_link_tag 'eafsd' %>
EAFSD
Header Image
        <div id="nav">
            <ul>
                <li><a href="#" class="active">Home</a></li>
                <li><a href="#">Relation Browser</a></li>
                <li><a href="#">Search</a></li>
                <li><a href="#">Maps</a></li>
                <li><a href="#">Archive</a></li>
                <li><a href="#">Admin</a></li>
                <li><a href="#">About</a></li>
            </ul>
        </div><!-- end nav -->

        <div id="main-wrapper">
            <%= yield -%>

        </div><!-- end main-wrapper -->

        <div id="footer">
            <p>Designed and Built by <a href="http://

www.jeanbauer.com">Jean Bauer and Powered by Project Quincy.




And here is the css –

body {
font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;
background-color: #142933;
}

#allcontent {
width: 900px;
}

#header {
background: #66471F;
height: 150px;
margin: 20px;
padding-bottom: 20px;
}

#header img {
display: block;
margin: auto;
}

#nav {
margin: 0 auto;
padding: 0 20px;
}

#nav ul {
padding: 20px 10px 20px 0px;
list-style-type: none;
margin: 0 auto;
}

#nav ul li {
display: inline;
}

#nav ul li a {
padding: 10px 20px 20px 20px;
text-decoration: none;
color: #CCB27F;
font-weight: bold;
}

#nav ul li a.active {
background: #CCB27F;
color: #142933;
}

#main-wrapper {
padding: 0 20px;
margin: 0 auto;
background: #ccb27f;
}

#main-wrapper h3 {
color: #1B1B1B;
}

#content {
float:right;
width: 600px;
margin-left:0;
padding: 20px 15px;
}

#content img {
float:right;
display:inline;
padding: 0 0px 20px 20px;
}

#sidebar {
float:left;
width: 200px;
margin-right: 0;
padding: 20px 15px;

}

#footer {
clear:both;
background: #66471F;
text-align:center;
padding: 10px 20px;
margin: 20px;
color: #CCB27F;
}

#footer a {
color: #CCB27F;
font-style:italic;
}


#2

On Apr 5, 2009, at 11:38 PM, jabauer wrote:

–Jean–

P.S. The XHTML and CSS both validate, so I don’t think that is the
problem.

Here is the code for the layout:

       <div id="main-wrapper">
           <%= yield -%>

       </div><!-- end main-wrapper -->

#main-wrapper {
padding: 0 20px;
margin: 0 auto;
background: #ccb27f;
}

Did you want to say:
background-color: #ccb27f;

Could you have an early tag in the template that’s being
yield’ed?

-Rob

Rob B. http://agileconsultingllc.com
removed_email_address@domain.invalid


#3

Thanks for getting back to me. It doesn’t make a difference if I use
background or background-color. Neither displays. I also rechecked
by template. All the divs match up, but here it is. Clearly I’m
missing something. Thanks!

–Jean–

BTW: it doesn’t render if I take out the “main” div either.

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