Two column MasterPage, with CSS

Posted on 2009-03-30
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Greetings all

I have several pages all based on the same layout - essentially two-column page. However, the content for these two columns differs from page to page for both columns.

I have a MasterPage with two ContenPlaceHolders on it, each within a  Div (see code below).

The problem is that if the right div/conetnholder is smaller (less lines) then the footer shoots up underneath, allongside the left column.

How can I prevent this?
<%@ Page Language="C#" MasterPageFile="~/MimeMaster02_StandAlone.master" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeFile="Default2.aspx.cs" Inherits="Default2" Title="Untitled Page" %>
<asp:Content ID="Content1" ContentPlaceHolderID="leftnav" Runat="Server">
1<br />
2<br />
3<br />
4<br />
5<br />
6<br />
7<br />
<asp:Content ID="Content2" ContentPlaceHolderID="righnav" Runat="Server">
a<br />
b<br />
c<br />
<%@ Master Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeFile="MimeMaster02_StandAlone.master.cs" Inherits="MimeMaster02_StandAlone" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">
<html xmlns="" >
<head id="Head1" runat="server">
    <title>Mime Master</title>
     <link id="cssLink" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" runat="server"
    href="CSS/Mime.CSS" />  
<body id="MasterBody" runat="server" >
<form id="form1" runat="server" style="height: 100%;">
<div id="container" >
    <a name="theTop" ></a>  
	<div id="header">
	<!-- Header start -->		  
		  <asp:ScriptManager ID="ScriptManager1" runat="server">
          <asp:LoginName  ID="lgUser" runat="server" CssClass="loginName" FormatString="Member: {0}"/>
		  <h1>Marriage Encounter - Western Cape</h1>
		  <h5>(Administration Management)</h5>
          <asp:Image ID="headerPict" runat="server" CssClass="headerPic" ImageUrl="~/Graphics/ME05.Gif" />
           <!-- Give a little space -->
           <div style="height:55px"></div>
           <hr  width="96%" class="redline"/>
	<!-- Header end -->
	<div id="body">
    <!-- Body start -->
	    <div id="dummy" style="position:relative; height: 65px"></div>
	    <div id="left" class="leftnav">	
		       <asp:ContentPlaceHolder ID="leftnav" runat="server">
        <div id="Div1" class="rightnav">	
              <asp:ContentPlaceHolder ID="righnav" runat="server">
        <!-- Give a little space -->
        <div style="height:45px">
    <!-- Body end -->
	<div id="footer">
	<!-- Footer start -->
		  <center><hr width="75%" class="redline" /></center>
		  <!-- Give a little space -->
          <div style="height:10px"></div>
		  <center><a href="#theTop" class="anchor"  >Back to top</a></center>
		  <br />
          <center>Marriage Encounter Western Cape &reg; is a registered trademark of Marriage Encounter Western Cape, Inc<br />
          &copy; 2009 Marriage Encounter Western Cape, Inc.
	<!-- Footer end -->
<!-- Div: "Container"  end -->
top: 0px;
float: left;
width: 27%;
margin: 0;
padding: .5em;
padding-right: 10px;
width: 69%;
padding: .5em;

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ollyatstithians earned 175 total points
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You could try adding a "clear: both" rule to the <hr> element after "rightnav"...

            <!-- Footer start -->
                  <center><hr style="clear: both;" width="75%" class="redline" /></center>

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level9wizard earned 175 total points
ID: 24017956
Use the css property:

<div style="clear:both;"></div>

before the footer div you don't want to "shoot up underneath".

You may also wish to apply a min-height to each div like this:

    min-height: 400px;
    height: auto !important;
    height: 400px;

This will grow vertically with content, but always be at least 400px high.

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allanmark earned 0 total points
ID: 24018544  -- ha a look at source view and got what I needed!

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