I'm using a one colum, fixed, centered header and footer Dreamweaver template to create a very simple site with a banner across the top and a horizontal navigation bar below.

On each page (below the nav bar) there will be a heading, a photo and some text.

I want the photo to float to the left of the text. However, when I add padding to the photo so that it isn't right up against the text....it seems to "push out" or expand the container in IE. I see a little gap there to the right of the banner as if the container just got larger. This isn't happening in Firefox...where the banner goes all the way to the edge of the container.

Any ideas about how to fix it?

Thank you.