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Missing background in IE6

Thread began 7/06/2010 4:32 pm by iainmacdonald331081 | Last modified 7/13/2010 4:44 pm by Eric Mittman | 915 views | 4 replies |

iainmacdonald331081

Missing background in IE6

Try as I might, I can't spot what's causing the page background not to extend down beyond where the main center column content ends... Its fine in everything apart from IE6...

Hopefully its something simple that someone on here might spot....

This is the page :

www.goodsafariguide.com

Thanks.

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Eric Mittman

Have you tried explicitly setting the height of the left column to be the same height as the rite column? I think that the rite column is taller than the left and this might be causing the problem that you see.

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neilo

Hi Ian,

Another solution would be to insert a couple of elements with a 'clear:both' property before the closing tags of the content and contentWrapper divs. The lines in blue below show where they would be placed in your page in want to try this method:

<p>Only tour operators/travel agents or travel journalists can <a href="vote/">vote for a lodge/camp</a> in the Good Safari Guide Awards.</p>
<br style="clear:both; height:0; font-size:1px; line-height:0px" />
</div>
<br style="clear:both; height:0; font-size:1px; line-height:0px" />
</div>
<div id="footer"> <a href="terms/">Terms</a> :: <a href="privacy/">Privacy</a> </div>

The clear:both line of code above is a good line to save as a 'snippet' in your Dreamweaver's snippet panel, and is handy for forcing a div to properly (visually) 'contain' its contents.

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iainmacdonald331081

Thanks Neilo - that seemed to do the trick.

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Eric Mittman

Neilo, you seem to be very capable when it comes to the css troubleshooting and many other aspects of web app troubleshooting, thanks for all your help.

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