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    A tricky height setting

    Hello.

    Here is the live site which I am trying to remove all of the frames from.

    http://www.gmmstudios.com/

    Here is my Work in progress site.

    http://patrickrauland.com/gmm/

    The tricky part is that I need the content area to be as tall as the browser will allow, and then to add a scroll bar. I want to be able to always see the navigation on the left.

    I also want the nav section to show as much of the background as possible, without showing so much that it adds a scroll bar.

    How can I do this in CSS? It seems to me that if I want a scroll bar for the content section that I have to set a specific height. Is there a way of setting

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    I've noticed a bit of code in your stylesheet under #nav: height: 1168px;

    Try setting this to 100% first off and see what happens. You've also set the height of the #content_pane section to 500px, try setting this to *px (I forget if this is correct syntax or not though).
    I am a Freelance Developer. Please go to www.aaroncatlin.com for more information and contact details.

    NB: If I respond to you with a code snippet that doesn't quite work, I apologise. I type my responses very fast and can occasionally make a typo.

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    Thanks for the quick reply. That didn't quite solve the issue.
    setting the #nav height to 100% will make that section as tall as your browser is. If the user scrolls down, there will be unfilled space.

    I tried setting the #content_pane to *px but that didn't do anything. I also tried 100% and that didn't do anything.
    Last edited by BFTrick; 08-14-2009 at 03:05 PM.

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    Hi Bftrick,
    Make a copy of your style sheet and replace the style.css styles with:

    Code:
    HTML {
    	MIN-HEIGHT: 100%; height: 100%;
    }
    BODY {
    	FONT-SIZE: 12px; MIN-HEIGHT: 100%; height: 100%; overflow-y: scroll;
    }
    H3 {
    	FONT-SIZE: 18px; FONT-WEIGHT: normal
    }
    H2 {
    	FONT-SIZE: 24px
    }
    #header {
    	BACKGROUND: url(http://www.gmmstudios.com/Pictures/f...ckground.gif); HEIGHT: 83px
    }
    #nav {
    	BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(http://www.gmmstudios.com/Pictures/F...ckground.gif); POSITION: absolute; WIDTH: 160px; TOP: 83px; LEFT: 0px
    }
    #nav TABLE TR {
    	HEIGHT: 40px
    }
    #content_pane {
    	PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #00abea; PADDING-LEFT: 160px; PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-TOP: 0px
    }
    #content-bg {
    	PADDING-BOTTOM: 10px; BACKGROUND-COLOR: white
    }
    #content {
    	PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 50px; WIDTH: 500px; PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; BACKGROUND: url(http://www.gmmstudios.com/Pictures/Background.gif) no-repeat; PADDING-TOP: 50px
    }
    #content H1 {
    	FONT-FAMILY: Impact, Haettenschweiler, Arial, "Arial Black"
    }
    #content H2 {
    	FONT-FAMILY: Impact, Haettenschweiler, Arial, "Arial Black"
    }
    #content H3 {
    	FONT-FAMILY: Impact, Haettenschweiler, Arial, "Arial Black"
    }
    #content H4 {
    	FONT-FAMILY: Impact, Haettenschweiler, Arial, "Arial Black"
    }
    #content H5 {
    	FONT-FAMILY: Impact, Haettenschweiler, Arial, "Arial Black"
    }
    #content H6 {
    	FONT-FAMILY: Impact, Haettenschweiler, Arial, "Arial Black"
    }
    #content A IMG {
    	FILTER: alpha(opacity='95'); opacity: 0.95
    }
    #content A:hover IMG {
    	FILTER: alpha(opacity='100'); opacity: 1
    }
    #page {
    	height: 100%;
    }
    What i've done is take off the height on the nav as its not needed, and told the HTML / Body to have 100% height.

    You might want to play about with this to get it just as you want, but this should hopefully help you on your way. Hope this helps
    - Andy

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