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Sidebar overlapping footer

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  • Started 11 years ago by mrsteveman1
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  1. mrsteveman1

    I have made a child theme of Thematic, using the 2c-l-fixed.css layout. I wanted the sidebar to stay in place and be a specific width, while allowing the main content area to be fluid, so according to some other posts here and on other forums I had to position the #primary div with position:absolute. But now, when pages are short the sidebar overlaps anything in the footer, in fact with firebug i can see it extending well beyond the #wrapper too, and overlapping everything when it should have (in my hope) just pushed those elements down.

    Am i forgetting a simple tag that would solve this?

    Here is the css for the #primary area:

    #primary {
    padding: 0;
    margin: 0;
    position: absolute;
    top: 10px;
    left: 5px;
    overflow: hidden;
    width: 336px;


    The #footer area has not been modified at all.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  2. mrsteveman1

    I've mitigated the problem for the moment, by setting min-height on #main to be longer than my sidebar. Obviously not the best solution, if anyone knows of a better way to make a "2c-l-fluid" layout for thematic with a fixed width sidebar i'd love to know about it :)

    Posted 11 years ago #

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