2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 27, 2013 11:28 PM by adobewonkenobe

    Footer does not drop down to bottom of page template when editable regions are populated! Desperate!

    adobewonkenobe

      I have tried everything I can think of and have implemented several sticky footer tutorials to no avail.  The footer in the template seems to stick to the bottom of my sidebar divs when I want it to stick to the bottom of the editable content region in the html page.  Here is a screen shot and my code.  I am desperate for help. I plan on using this template for several pages so how do I get the footer to drop to the bottom of the length of the main editable region?  HELP!

       

      footerproblem.jpg

       

      Here is the template code:

       

      <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

      <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

          <head>

              <meta content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" http-equiv="Content-Type" />

              <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=9" />

              <meta content="width=device-width, initial scale=1.0, minimum-scale=1.0" name="viewport" />

              <!-- TemplateBeginEditable name="doctitle" --><title></title><!-- TemplateEndEditable --><!-- TemplateBeginEditable name="head" --><!-- TemplateEndEditable -->

              <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="../stylesheets/master.css" />

          </head>

          <body>

              <div id="container">

              <div id="header">

              <h1 id="logo">Escalante Law</h1>

              <div id="topnavcontainer">

              <ul id="topnavlist">

                  <li><a href="#">Home</a></li>

                  <li><a href="#">Law Office Information</a></li>

                  <li><a href="#">Contact Us</a></li>

                  <li><a href="#">News</a></li>

              </ul>

              <!-- end #topnavcontainer --></div>

              <!-- end #header --></div>

              <div id="mainmedia"><!-- end .mainmedia --></div>

              <div id="middlenavcontainer">

              <table width="960" border="1" align="left" cellpadding="10">

                  <tbody>

                      <tr>

                          <td style="width: 176px;">How Can We Help You?</td>

                          <td style="width: 182px;">I Need Help With A Green Card</td>

                          <td style="width: 162px;">I Want To Apply For Citizenship</td>

                          <td style="width: 158px;">I want to learn about the Dream Act</td>

                          <td style="width: 160px;">Do you currently <br />

                          have a green card <br />

                          and need help?</td>

                      </tr>

                  </tbody>

              </table>

              <!-- end #middlenavcontainer --></div>

              <div id="main">

              <div id="sidebar1">

              <div class="sidebar1_block">

              <h2>Family Immigration</h2>

              <ul class="leftcolumnnav">

                  <li><a href="#"></a>Family Visa Services</a></li>

                  <li><a href="#"></a>Provisional Waiver</a></li>

                  <li><a href="#"></a>K1 Visa or Fiance Visa</a></li>

                  <li><a href="#"></a>K3 Visa and K4 Visa</a></li>

                  <li><a href="#"></a>Adjustment of Status</a></li>

              </ul>

              <!-- end .sidbar1_block --></div>

              <div class="sidebar1_block">

              <h2>Green Card</h2>

              <ul class="leftcolumnnav">

              <li><a href="#"></a>Green Card Renewal</a></li>

              <li><a href="#"></a>Green Card Replacement</a></li>

              <li><a href="#"></a>Green Card - Family Member</a></li>

              <li><a href="#"></a>Removal of Conditions</a></li>

              <li><a href="#"></a>Consular Processing</a></li>

              </ul>

              <!-- end .sidbar1_block --></div>

              <div class="sidebar1_block">

              <h2>Dream Act</h2>

              <ul class="leftcolumnnav">

              <li><a href="#">Deferred Action</a></li>

              </ul>

                <!-- end .sidbar1_block --></div>

            <div class="sidebar1_block">

              <h2>Citizenship</h2>

              <ul class="leftcolumnnav">

              <li><a href="#">Naturalization</a></li>

              </ul>

            </div>

              <!-- end .sidebar1 --></div>

              <div id="content"><!-- TemplateBeginEditable name="ContentArea" -->{tag_pagecontent}<!-- TemplateEndEditable --></div>

              <div id="sidebar2">

              <div id="rigtnavcontent">placeholder</div>

              <div id="rigtnavcontent">Placeholder</div>

              <div id="rigtnavcontent">placeholder</div>

              <!-- end .sidebar2 --></div>

              <!-- end .main--></div>

              <div id="footer">

              <div class="Section">

              <p>Site Map Section One</p>

              <ul id="footernav">

                  Family Based Immigration

                  <li><a href="#"></a></li>

                  <li></li>

                  <li></li>

                  <li></li>

                  <li></li>

              </ul>

              </div>

              <div class="Section">

              <p>Site Map Section Two</p>

              <ul id="footernav">

                  Citizenship and Naturalization

                  <li><a href="#"></a></li>

                  <li><a href="#">Apply for Citizenship</a></li>

                  <li><a href="#">Citizenship Exams</a></li>

                  <li></li>

              </ul>

              </div>

              <div class="Section">

              <p>Site Map Section Three</p>

              <ul id="footernav">

                  <li><a href="#">Green Card</a></li>

                  <li><a href="#">Green Card Renewal</a></li>

                  <li><a href="#">Green Card Application</a></li>

                  <li><a href="#">Green Card - Family Member</a></li>

                  <li></li>

              </ul>

              </div>

              <div class="Section">

              <p>Site Map Section Four</p>

              <ul id="footernav">

                  <li><a href="#">Employment Based Immigration</a></li>

                  <li><a href="#">Review Types of Work Visas</a></li>

                  <li><a href="#">Apply for Work Visa</a></li>

                  <li><a href="#">Adjust Work Visa Status</a></li>

              </ul>

              </div>

      <!-- end .footer --></div>

      <!-- end .container --></div> 

          </body>

      </html>

       

      Here is my CSS:

       

      @charset "UTF-8";

      body {

          margin: 0;

          padding: 0;

          color: #000;

          font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;

          font-size: 100%;

          line-height: 1.4;

          background-color: #FFFFFF;

      }

      /* ~~ This fixed width container surrounds all other divs ~~ */

      #container {

          width: 960px;

          background: #FFFFFF;

          margin-right: auto;

          margin-left: auto;

      }

      #content {

          float: left;

          height: 100px;

          width: 580px;

          margin-right: 0px;

          margin-left: 0px;

          overflow: visible;

      }

      /* ~~ The footer styles ~~ */

      #footer {

          background: #CCC49F;

          position: relative; /* this clear property forces the .container to understand where the columns end and contain them */

          height: 300px;

          width: 960px;

          margin-right: auto;

          margin-left: auto;

          clear: both;

      }

      #footer .Section {

          height: 250px;

          width: 200px;

          margin-left: 14px;

          position: relative;

          float: left;

          padding: 10px;

          margin-top: 10px;

          border: thin solid #000;

      }

      h1 {

          font-size: 16px;

          padding-left: 10px;

      }

      h2 {

          font-size: 14px;

          padding-left: 10px;

      }

      h3 {

          font-size: 14px;

          padding-left: 10px;

      }

      h4, h5, h6     {

          margin-top: 0;

          text-align: left;

          padding-left: 10px;

          padding-right: 10px;

      }

       

      /* ~~ Element/tag selectors ~~ */

      ul, ol, dl { /* Due to variations between browsers, it's best practices to zero padding and margin on lists. For consistency, you can either specify the amounts you want here, or on the list items (LI, DT, DD) they contain. Remember that what you do here will cascade to the .nav list unless you write a more specific selector. */

          padding: 20;

          margin: 0;

      }

      p {

          font-size: 14px;

          padding-right: 10px;

          padding-left: 10px;

      }

      #container #content ul {

          font-size: 14px;

          list-style-type: square;

          list-style-position: inside;

      }

      a img { /* this selector removes the default blue border displayed in some browsers around an image when it is surrounded by a link */

          border: none;

      }

       

      /* ~~ Styling for your site's links must remain in this order - including the group of selectors that create the hover effect. ~~ */

      a:link {

          color: #42413C;

          text-decoration: none; /* unless you style your links to look extremely unique, it's best to provide underlines for quick visual identification */

      }

      a:visited {

          color: #6E6C64;

          text-decoration: underline;

      }

      a:hover, a:active, a:focus { /* this group of selectors will give a keyboard navigator the same hover experience as the person using a mouse. */

          text-decoration: none;

      }

      /* ~~ The header is not given a width. It will extend the full width of your layout. It contains an image placeholder that should be replaced with your own linked logo. ~~ */

      #header {

          background: #ADB96E;

          height: 60px;

      }

      /* ~~ These are the columns for the layout. ~~

       

      1) Padding is only placed on the top and/or bottom of the divs. The elements within these divs have padding on their sides. This saves you from any "box model math". Keep in mind, if you add any side padding or border to the div itself, it will be added to the width you define to create the *total* width. You may also choose to remove the padding on the element in the div and place a second div within it with no width and the padding necessary for your design.

       

      2) No margin has been given to the columns since they are all floated. If you must add margin, avoid placing it on the side you're floating toward (for example: a right margin on a div set to float right). Many times, padding can be used instead. For divs where this rule must be broken, you should add a "display:inline" declaration to the div's rule to tame a bug where some versions of Internet Explorer double the margin.

       

      3) Since classes can be used multiple times in a document (and an element can also have multiple classes applied), the columns have been assigned class names instead of IDs. For example, two sidebar divs could be stacked if necessary. These can very easily be changed to IDs if that's your preference, as long as you'll only be using them once per document.

       

      4) If you prefer your nav on the right instead of the left, simply float these columns the opposite direction (all right instead of all left) and they'll render in reverse order. There's no need to move the divs around in the HTML source.

       

      */

      #sidebar1 {

          float: left;

          width: 200px;

          background: #EADCAE;

      }

      .sidebar1_block {

          padding: 5px;

          margin: 5px;

      }

      #sidebar2 {

          float: left;

          width: 180px;

          background: #EADCAE;

          padding-right: 0px;

          padding-left: 0;

          padding-top: 0px;

          padding-bottom: 0px;

          height: 100%;

      }

       

      /* ~~ This grouped selector gives the lists in the .content area space ~~ */

      .content ul, .content ol {

          padding: 0 15px 15px 40px; /* this padding mirrors the right padding in the headings and paragraph rule above. Padding was placed on the bottom for space between other elements on the lists and on the left to create the indention. These may be adjusted as you wish. */

      }

       

      /* ~~ The navigation list styles (can be removed if you choose to use a premade flyout menu like Spry) ~~ */

      ul.nav {

          list-style: none; /* this removes the list marker */

          border-top: 1px solid #666; /* this creates the top border for the links - all others are placed using a bottom border on the LI */

          margin-bottom: 15px; /* this creates the space between the navigation on the content below */

      }

      ul.nav li {

          border-bottom: 1px solid #666; /* this creates the button separation */

      }

      ul.nav a, ul.nav a:visited { /* grouping these selectors makes sure that your links retain their button look even after being visited */

          padding: 5px 5px 5px 15px;

          display: block; /* this gives the anchor block properties so it fills out the whole LI that contains it so that the entire area reacts to a mouse click. */

          width: 160px;  /*this width makes the entire button clickable for IE6. If you don't need to support IE6, it can be removed. Calculate the proper width by subtracting the padding on this link from the width of your sidebar container. */

          text-decoration: none;

          background: #C6D580;

      }

      ul.nav a:hover, ul.nav a:active, ul.nav a:focus { /* this changes the background and text color for both mouse and keyboard navigators */

          background: #ADB96E;

          color: #FFF;

      }

       

      /* ~~ Miscellaneous float/clear classes ~~ */

      .fltrt {  /* this class can be used to float an element right in your page. The floated element must precede the element it should be next to on the page. */

          float: right;

          margin-left: 8px;

      }

      .fltlft { /* this class can be used to float an element left in your page. The floated element must precede the element it should be next to on the page. */

          float: left;

          margin-right: 8px;

      }

      .clearfloat { /* this class can be placed on a <br /> or empty div as the final element following the last floated div (within the .container) if the .footer is removed or taken out of the .container */

          clear:both;

          height:0;

          font-size: 1px;

          line-height: 0px;

      }#mainmedia  {

          height: 300px;

          width: 960px;

          float: left;

      }

      #nav_tier_2  {

          height: 60px;

          width: 960px;

      }

      #lower_nav  {

          height: 60px;

          width: 100%;

          float: left;

      }

      #topnavcontainer {

          list-style-type: none;

          list-style-image: none;

          float: right;

          width: 500px;

          height: 47px;

          padding-top: 13px;

      }

         

       

          #container #header #logo {

          float: left;

          font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;

          font-weight: normal;

          color: #FFF;

      }

      #topnavlist li {

          display: inline;

          list-style-type: none;

          padding-right: 20px;

          text-decoration: none;

      }

      }

      #container #middlenavcontainer {

          float: left;

          height: 100px;

          width: 960px;

          font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;

          font-size: 12px;

      }

      #container #middlenavcontainer table tr {

          text-align: center;

      }

       

          #container #sidebar1 h2 {

          font-size: 14px;

          line-height: normal;

          margin-bottom: 10px;

          margin-top: 5px;

      }

      .leftcolumnnav   {

          list-style-type: none;

          color: #000;

          font-size: 12px;

      }

      #footernav {

          list-style-type: none;

          font-size: 12px;

      }

      #container #footer .Section p {

          font-size: 12px;

      }

      #container #sidebar2 #rigtnavcontent {

          height: 160px;

      }

      #contact_form {

          margin-top: 20px;

          border: thin solid #000;

          margin-bottom: 0px;

          width: 420px;

          margin-right: auto;

          margin-left: auto;

          padding-top: 10px;

          padding-right: 10px;

          padding-bottom: 0px;

          padding-left: 10px;

          height: 600px;

      }

      .p_content {

          font-size: 14px;

      }

      .content-column {

      }#container #main {

          height: 100%;

          overflow: visible;

      }