Can I code my footer without Floats ???

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Subject: Can I code my footer without Floats ???
Posted by:  donpro (donpro-20…@rogers.com)
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2008

https://testbed.odysseyshipping.com/index.php

This is driving me nuts.  I've spent much time trying to style this
page footer but because I cannot set widths using "display: inline".
I've tried using floats.  Now, for some reason, I can't get my borders
to display properly as it seems to nudge to the right for each level
of my footer (Firefox and IE).

Below is the CSS code.

I also need to place borders between each set of <UL> and am dreading
that.  Can I redo this footer without using Floats?

Thanks,
Don

#footer {
    padding: 0;
    margin: 0;
    clear: both;
}

#footer_headers {
    width: 100%;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
  padding-top: 5px;
  padding-bottom: 5px;
    float: left;
  background-image: url(../images/menurest.jpg);
  background-repeat: repeat;
  color: white;
  font-weight: bold;
}

#footer_headers:after {
  content: ".";
  display: block;
  height: 0;
  clear: both;
  visibility: hidden;
}
* html #footer_headers { height: 1%; } /* for IE5+6 */
*:first-child+html #footer_headers { min-height: 1px; } /* for IE7 */

#footer_headers .footer_header_title {
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
  padding-left: 1%;
  width: 24%;
  float: left;
  font-weight: bold;
}

#footer_links {
  width: 100%;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
  float: left;
  color: black;
  text-align: left;
  border-left: thin solid #2a78c3;
  border-right: thin solid #2a78c3;
  border-bottom: thin solid #2a78c3;
}

#footer_links:after {
  content: ".";
  display: block;
  height: 0;
  clear: both;
  visibility: hidden;
}
* html #footer_links { height: 1%; } /* for IE5+6 */
*:first-child+html #footer_links { min-height: 1px; } /* for IE7 */

#footer_links .footer_links_title {
  float: left;
  width: 25%;
}

#footer_links .footer_links_title ul {
  margin: 0;
  padding: 10px 10px 10px 10px;
  list-style-image: url(../images/acc_arrow.gif);
  list-style-position: inside;
}

#footer_links .footer_links_title li {
  color: #993300;
  text-align: left;
}

#footer_copyright {
  width: 100%;
  margin: 0;
  padding-right: 5px;
  text-align: right;
  font-size: 85%;
  float: left;
  border-left: thin solid #2a78c3;
  border-right: thin solid #2a78c3;
  border-bottom: thin solid #2a78c3;
}

#footer_copyright:after {
  content: ".";
  display: block;
  height: 0;
  clear: both;
  visibility: hidden;
}
* html #footer_copyright { height: 1%; } /* for IE5+6 */
*:first-child+html #footer_copyright { min-height: 1px; } /* for IE7
*/

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