CSS Frames updated

Today I checked my CSS Frames demo in IE5/Win for the first time. I discovered that things were a bit broken. Hrmm. Ooops. What I thought would happen is that the whole page would scroll. And, well, it did, but the footer scrolled with it, covering parts of the content. Not too surprising since I had used position:absolute to put it at the bottom of the window in IE5/Win. Duh. So I made a couple of changes to the CSS, and now the demo works as intended.

Posted on October 1, 2003 in CSS


  1. Hi,

    I think this demo is amazing, and I would like to ‘borrow’ some of the code :-) There is one thing I can’t get to work, which is the background color of the ‘middle’ area, if the content in this area is not enough to let a scrollbar appear.

    To make it a bit more clear: if we remove all text below the title ‘How does this work’, and we reduce the <ul> to just a couple of items, the area below this is dark gray (the background color), and the columns don’t continue.

    Is there a way to fix this?

    Cheers Mark

  2. October 28, 2003 by Roger (Author comment)

    Unfortunately I haven’t been able to find a way to do that. Faking it by using a vertically repeated background image on the <body> could work if you remove the horizontal centering.

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