I'm mainly a backend coder that's gets stuck on some CSS issues once in a while - that must seem simple to real front-end developers. Here is my latest ...

I've got most of my site laid out in a dev environment. Take a look:

Now my issue is, I'm trying to add a small bit of text as a MEMBER LOGIN prompt - at the bottom right of the header that looks like so:

Now please note, THIS page is a mockup of the site design I received from marketing. It is laid out in tables and with fully inline everything. Terrible, abysmally poor markup. So I wasn't using that as my model.

I'm really only working with the header view element anyway. But the version I have on my index page right now looks like this:

I've got the header view element html below. But basically, I created a div just for that *Member Login* text and I'm trying to position it relatively - which I've succeeded at doing, but for some reason, I'm still taking up the 30+px of space and throwing my scrolling marquee off. I know its a {position:?;} thing ... but I'd really love not to tear my hair out over it.

The real challenge for me is connecting to a 3rd party db to prompt an active session for the user.

If someone could help me with this, I'd really appreciate it. Thx.

PHP Code:
<link rel="icon" type="image/png" href="http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/images/favicon.png" />

div class="loginchrome">
a href="/index.php"><img src="http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/images/new_bhglaar_header.gif" alt="header"  width="975" height="103" /></a>
div class="small_white_header">
p><class="white_header" href="http://www.bhglaar.com/"><b>**MEMBER LOG-IN**</b></a></p>
div id="marquee1" onmouseover="S1.Speed=0;" onmouseout="S1.Speed=-2;" >
span><nobr><font face="Arial" font-weight="bold" font-style="normal" font-size="14px" color="white"><b>&nbsp;SANTA MONICA&nbsp; / &nbsp;CULVER CITY&nbsp; / &nbsp;BEVERLY HILLS&nbsp; / &nbsp;WEST HOLLYWOOD&nbsp; /  &nbsp;LOS ANGELES&nbsp; / &nbsp;BEL AIR&nbsp; / &nbsp;HOLLYWOOD&nbsp; / &nbsp;LOS FELIZ&nbsp; / &nbsp;MARINA DEL REY&nbsp; / &nbsp;BRENTWOOD&nbsp; / &nbsp;PACIFIC PALISADES&nbsp; / &nbsp;WESTWOOD&nbsp; / &nbsp;SILVERLAKE&nbsp; / &nbsp;VENICE&nbsp; / &nbsp;WEST LOS ANGELES&nbsp; /</b></font></nobr></span>
script  type="text/javascript" src="js/marquee2.js"></script>