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Hi Experts,

I have a simple page layout with a menu spanning the width of the page at the top. I need this to be fixed in place along with the footer fixed also.
I have got the layout pixel perfect in FF 3, Safari Mac and IE7, 8 FF 3. However i come to look at it in the dreaded IE6 and it's completely spannered! I can't see what I have done to make it so out of whack.
Please advise on what I should do!

My URL:

http://www.randomlychallenged.com/HomeTEST.php

I have also attached the MainHeader HTML and the two css style sheets (one for the nav bar one for the main styling)

Thanks for any advise.
///////////////MainHeader
 
<div style="position:fixed; top:0px; left:0px; z-index:10; width:100%; background-image:url(Images/Home/MainBG.jpg); background-repeat:repeat-x;"><div style="width:100%; position:absolute; height:70px; background-image:url(Images/Home/MainBG.jpg); background-repeat:repeat-x;"><div style="width:120px; height:110px; position:absolute; top:0px; left:0px; z-index:500; "><a href="./Home.php" title="Home"><img src="./Images/Home/Home_Logo.jpg" alt="RandomlyChallenged" width="125" height="104" border="0"   longdesc="http://www.randomlychallenged.com/Home.php" /></a></div>
</div>
<div style=" position:absolute; top:70px; left:900px; width:100%; height:30px; background: url(../Images/NavBG.png) repeat-x; border-bottom:#CCCCCC thin solid;  border-top:#CCCCCC thin solid;"></div>
<?php
if (isset($_SESSION['herecomethepain'])) {
?>	
<div class="staticHeader"><div style="position:absolute; top:0; left:200px;"><div>
 
      
	  <object id="swfplaceholder" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" width="700" height="70">
          <param name="movie"  value="/HeaderTEST.swf"  />
        <!--[if !IE]>-->
        <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="/HeaderTEST.swf" width="700" height="70" style="z-index:10;">
		
        <!--<![endif]-->
         <div><a href="http://www.adobe.com/downloads"><img src="./Images/Home/SignUp.jpg" alt="Join Randomly Challenged - The home of adventure online" width="700" height="118" border="0" /></a></div>
        <!--[if !IE]>-->
        </object>
        <!--<![endif]-->
      </object>
    </div>
  
</div>
 
<div class="chromestyle" id="chromemenu">
 
<ul>
<li class="bodyTxtSmallWhite" style="margin:0 23em 0 0;">Hi<?php if ($newcontentglitch==1) { ?><?php echo $_SESSION['herecomethepain']; ?><?php } else { ?><a href="./MyProfile.php"><?php echo $_SESSION['herecomethepain']; ?></a><?php } ?><br />
Total&nbsp;Experience&nbsp;
<?php echo $exp; ?></li>
<li><a href="http://www.randomlychallenged.com">Home</a></li>
<li><a href="./NewContent.php">New Content</a></li>
<li><a href="./MyProfile.php" rel="dropmenu1">Profile</a></li>
<li><a href="./MyMail.php"  title="You have <?php echo $_SESSION['newmailcount']; ?> new messages">Mail - <?php echo $_SESSION['newmailcount']; ?></a></li>	
<li><a href="#" rel="dropmenu2">Help</a></li>
<li><a href="./Logout_Script.php">Logout</a></li>
 
</ul>
 
</div>
 
<!--1st drop down menu -->                                                   
<div id="dropmenu1" class="dropmenudiv">
<a href="./MyChallenges.php">Challenges</a>
<a href="./MyProfile.php#Friends">Friends</a>
<a href="./MyTrophies.php" title="Total trophies in your cabinet">Trophies - <?php echo $_SESSION['trophies']; ?></a>
 
</div>
 
 
 
<!--3rd drop down menu -->                                                   
<div id="dropmenu2" class="dropmenudiv" style="width: 150px;">
<a href="./FAQ.php.php">FAQ's</a>
<a href="./SiteMap.php">Site Map</a>
<a href="./ContactUs.php">Contact us</a>
</div>
 
</div>
 
</div>
<?php
}
else {
?><div class="bodyTxtBlue" style="background-image:url(Images/Home/LogoutHeader.jpg); background-repeat:no-repeat; height:70px; width:700px; padding:20px 0 0 250px; position:absolute; top:0; left:167px;"><a href="./Registration.php">New to Randomly Challenge?<br />
Take a tour</a></div>
 
<div class="chromestyle" id="chromemenu">
 
<ul>
<li><form action="./Login_Script.php"   method="post"  id="user-login-form"></li>
<li><input name="Username"  type="text"  id="Username" value="Username" size="12" onfocus="if(this.value=='Username') this.value=''" /></li>
    
<li><input name="Password"   type="password"  id="Password" onfocus="if(this.value=='aaaaaaaa') this.value=''"   value="aaaaaaaa"  size="12" />
</li>
          
<li><input name="Submit" type="image" class="bodyTxtSmallWhite" style="margin:0 30.5em 0 0;"   onclick="./Login_Script.php" value="Login"  /></li>
<li></form></li>
<li><a href="http://www.randomlychallenged.com">Home</a></li>
<li><a href="./NewContent.php">New Content</a></li>
<li><a href="#" rel="dropmenu1">Help</a></li>
 
</ul>
</div>
 
 
 
 
<!--1st drop down menu -->                                                   
<div id="dropmenu1" class="dropmenudiv" style="width: 150px;">
<a href="./FAQ.php.php">FAQ's</a>
<a href="./SiteMap.php">Site Map</a>
<a href="./ContactUs.php">Contact us</a>
<a href='#'  onclick="GB_showCenter('Reset Your Password', '../../../PasswordReset_modal.php')">Lost your password?</a>
</div>
 
 
 
 
<?php 
}
?></div>
</div>
<script type="text/javascript">
cssdropdown.startchrome("chromemenu")
</script>
 
 
 
 
/////////////////////////Nav CSS
 
.chromestyle{
width: 100%;
clear:left;
}
 
 
 
.chromestyle ul{
position:absolute;
top:70px;
border-top: thin solid #CCCCCC;
border-bottom: thin solid #CCCCCC;
border-left:none;
border-right:none;
width: 900px;
background: url(../Images/NavBG.png) repeat-x; /*THEME CHANGE HERE*/
padding:3px 0 0 5px;
margin: 0;
height:27px;
text-align:left; /*set value to "left", "center", or "right"*/
font-family: "Lucida Grande" ,"Verdana", "Trebuchet";
font-size: 10px;
color: #2D4D79;
z-index:50;
margin:0 0 0 125px;
}
 
.chromestyle ul li{
display: inline;
}
 
.chromestyle ul li a{
color:#FFFFFF;
font-size:10px;
padding: 4px 7px;
margin: 0;
text-decoration: none;
 
}
 
/*.chromestyle ul li a:hover, .chromestyle ul li a.selected{ script dynamically adds a class of "selected" to the current active menu item*/
/*background: url(chromebg-over.gif) center center repeat-x; THEME CHANGE HERE*/
/*}
 
/* ######### Style for Drop Down Menu ######### */
 
.dropmenudiv{
position:absolute;
top: 20px;
border: 1px solid #BBB; /*THEME CHANGE HERE*/
border-bottom-width: 0;
line-height:18px;
z-index:450;
background-color: white;
width: 200px;
visibility: hidden;
font-family: "Lucida Grande" ,"Verdana", "Trebuchet";
font-size: 10px;
color: #2D4D79;
margin:10px 0 0 5px;
}
 
 
.dropmenudiv a{
width: auto;
display: block;
text-indent: 3px;
border-bottom: 1px solid #BBB; /*THEME CHANGE HERE*/
padding: 2px 0;
text-decoration: none;
 
}
 
* html .dropmenudiv a{ /*IE only hack*/
width: 100%;
}
 
.dropmenudiv a:hover{ /*THEME CHANGE HERE*/
background-color: #F0F0F0;
}
 
 
 
 
//////////////////////////Global CSS
 
 
<style type="text/css">
	@import "all.css"; /* just some basic formatting, no layout stuff */
	
	
	
	 
	body {
		
		}
		
 
	
	
		/*
		IE5x PC mis-implements the box model. Because of that we sometimes have
		to perform a little CSS trickery to get pixel-perfect display across browsers.
		The following bit of code was proposed by Tantek Celik, and it preys upon a CSS
		parsing bug in IE5x PC that will prematurly close a style rule when it runs
		into the string "\"}\"". After that string appears in a rule, then, we can override
		previously set attribute values and only browsers without the parse bug will
		recognize the new values. So any of the name-value pairs above this comment
		that we need to override for browsers with correct box-model implementations
		will be listed below.
		
		We use the voice-family property because it is likely to be used very infrequently,
		and where it is used it will be set on the body tag. So the second voice-family value 
		of "inherit" will override our bogus "\"}\"" value and allow the proper value to
		cascade down from the body tag.
 
		The style rule immediately following this rule offers another chance for CSS2
		aware browsers to pick up the values meant for correct box-model implementations.
		It uses a CSS2 selector that will be ignored by IE5x PC.
		
		Read more at http://www.glish.com/css/hacks.asp
		*/
		#centercontent {
		background:#fff;
   		margin-right:201px;
		border:1px solid #CCCCCC;
		width:700px;
		text-align:left;
		voice-family: "\"}\"";
		voice-family: inherit;
   		margin-left: 120px;
		position:absolute;
		top:110px;
		}
		
		#divLocation {
	position:fixed;
	border:#000000;
	width:136px;
	z-index:55;	
	bottom:0px;
	left:0px;
	}
	
	#adSkyRH {
	border:#000000;
	position:absolute;
	width:120px;
	z-index: 10;
	left: 840px;
	top: 110px;
	
	} 
	#adSkyLH {
	border:#000000;
	position:absolute;
	width:120px;
	z-index: 10;
	left: 0px;
	top: 110px;
	
	} 
 
		
			#footer {
		background-image:url(../Images/FooterBG.png); background-repeat:repeat-x;
		width:100%;
		height:40px;
		font-family: "Lucida Grande" , "Trebuchet";
		font-size: 10px;
		color: #666666;
		padding:5px;
		position:fixed;
		bottom:-15px;
		left:0px;
		z-index:50;
		
		}
		
	html>body#centercontent {
   		margin-left: 140px;
   		margin-right:201px;
		}
		
	
		
			.bodyTxt {
	font-family: "Lucida Grande"  ,"Verdana", "Trebuchet";
	font-size: 14px;
	color: #333333;
}
 
 
.bodyTxtSmall {
	font-family: "Lucida Grande" ,"Verdana", "Trebuchet";
	font-size: 10px;
	color: #333333;
}
 
.bodyTxtSmallWhite {
	font-family: "Lucida Grande" ,"Verdana", "Trebuchet";
	font-size: 10px;
	color: #FFFFFF;
}
.bodyTxtSmallBlue {
	font-family: "Lucida Grande" ,"Verdana", "Trebuchet";
	font-size: 10px;
	color: #2D4D79;
}
 
 
.bodyTxtWhite {
	font-family: "Lucida Grande" ,"Verdana", "Trebuchet";
	font-size: 14px;
	color: #FFFFFF;
}
 
.bodyLGWhiteTxt {
	font-family: "Lucida Grande" ,"Verdana", "Trebuchet";
	font-size: 20px;
	color: #FFFFFF;
}
 
.bodyLGBlueTxt {
	font-family: "Lucida Grande" ,"Verdana", "Trebuchet";
	font-size: 20px;
	color: #2D4D79;
}
.bodyBlueTxt {
	font-family: "Lucida Grande" ,"Verdana", "Trebuchet";
	font-size: 14px;
	color: #2D4D79;
}
.rating {
	font-family: "Lucida Grande" ,"Verdana", "Trebuchet";
	font-size: 90px;
	color: #2D4D79;
}
.redTxt {
	font-family: "Lucida Grande" ,"Verdana", "Trebuchet";
	font-size: 14px;
	color: #990000;
}
.greenTxt {
	font-family: "Lucida Grande" ,"Verdana", "Trebuchet";
	font-size: 14px;
	color: #339900;
}
 
	
		
	p,h1,pre {
		margin:10px 10px 10px 10px;
		}
		
	
 
	h1 {
		font-size:14px;
		color:#224674;
		font-family: "Lucida Grande" , "Trebuchet";
		
		}
		
	
	
	#rightcontent p {
		font-size:10px
		}
		
	#login {
		margin-left:10px;
		margin-right:58px;
		float:right; 
		position:absolute;
		left:850px;
		top:5px;
		}
		
		#signedIn { 
		background-image:url(../Images/Home/SignedInBG.jpg); 
		background-repeat:no-repeat; 
		position:absolute; 
		top:0px; 
		left:712px; 
		width:170px; 
		height:110px; 
		padding:10px;
		}
		
	#helpTop {
	background-image:url(../Images/Help/HelpBG_r1_c1.jpg); 
	background-repeat:no-repeat;
	height:20px;
	}
	
	#helpMiddle {
	background-image:url(../Images/Help/HelpBG_r2_c1.jpg); 
	background-repeat:repeat-y;
	padding: 0 100px 0 0;
 
	}
	
	.helpTxt {
	padding:0px 20px 0px 10px;
	font-size:10px;
	}
	
	.closeBtn{
	padding:40px 20px 0px 20px;
	}
	
	#helpBottom {
	background-image:url(../Images/Help/HelpBG_r3_c1.jpg); 
	background-repeat:no-repeat;
	height:73px;
	
	}
	
	#mainContentContainer {
	padding:10px 10px 10px 10px;
	}
	
	.clearFix {overflow: hidden; clear: right; font-size: 0px; height: 0px}	
	
	.blend img {
opacity: 0;
-moz-opacity: 0;
-khtml-opacity:0;
filter: alpha(opacity=0);
}
 
 .shitList {
 border:#669900 1px solid;
 background-color:#666600;
 font-family: "Lucida Grande" ,"Verdana", "Trebuchet";
	font-size: 15px;
 	color: #666600;
 }
 
 .loveList {
 border: #FF0066 1px solid;
 background-color:#FF0066;
 font-family: "Lucida Grande" ,"Verdana", "Trebuchet";
	font-size: 15px;
	color:#FF0066;
 
 }
 
.myChallTimers {
border-top: thin #CCCCCC solid;  
border-bottom:none; 
border-left:none; 
border-right:none; 
background-color:#FFFFFF;
font-family: "Lucida Grande" ,"Verdana", "Trebuchet";
font-size: 20px;
color: #2D4D79;
}
.pastChall {
border-top: thin #CCCCCC solid;  
border-bottom:none; 
border-left:none; 
border-right:none; 
background-color:#FFFFFF;
font-family: "Lucida Grande" ,"Verdana", "Trebuchet";
font-size: 14px;
color: #666666;
}
 
	#microTop {
	background-image: url(../Images/MyCC/Micro/MicroBGTop.jpg);
	background-repeat:no-repeat;
	height:20px;
	}
	
	#microMiddle {
	background-image: url(../Images/MyCC/Micro/MicroBGMiddle.jpg);
	background-repeat:repeat-y;
	padding: 0 100px 0 0;
 
	}
	
	#microBottom {
	background-image: url(../Images/MyCC/Micro/MicroBGBottom.jpg);
	background-repeat:no-repeat;
	height:73px;
	
	}
	
		#miniTop {
	background-image: url(../Images/MyCC/Mini/MiniBGTop.jpg);
	background-repeat:no-repeat;
	height:20px;
	}
	
	#miniMiddle {
	background-image: url(../Images/MyCC/Mini/MiniBGMiddle.jpg);
	background-repeat:repeat-y;
	padding: 0 100px 0 0;
 
	}
	
	#miniBottom {
	background-image: url(../Images/MyCC/Mini/MiniBGBottom.jpg);
	background-repeat:no-repeat;
	height:73px;
	
	}
	
		#mediumTop {
	background-image: url(../Images/MyCC/Medium/MediumBGTop.jpg);
	background-repeat:no-repeat;
	height:20px;
	}
	
	#mediumMiddle {
	background-image: url(../Images/MyCC/Medium/MediumBGMiddle.jpg);
	background-repeat:repeat-y;
	padding: 0 100px 0 0;
 
	}
	
	#mediumBottom {
	background-image: url(../Images/MyCC/Medium/MediumBGBottom.jpg);
	background-repeat:no-repeat;
	height:73px;
	
	}
	
		#mammothTop {
	background-image: url(../Images/MyCC/Mammoth/MammothBGTop.jpg);
	background-repeat:no-repeat;
	height:20px;
	}
	
	#mammothMiddle {
	background-image: url(../Images/MyCC/Mammoth/MammothBGMiddle.jpg);
	background-repeat:repeat-y;
	padding: 0 100px 0 0;
 
	}
	
	#mammothBottom {
	background-image: url(../Images/MyCC/Mammoth/MammothBGBottom.jpg);
	background-repeat:no-repeat;
	height:73px;
	
	}
 	
	#dareTop {
	background-image: url(../Images/MyCC/Dare/DareBGTop.jpg);
	background-repeat:no-repeat;
	height:20px;
	}
	
	#dareMiddle {
	background-image: url(../Images/MyCC/Dare/DareBGMiddle.jpg);
	background-repeat:repeat-y;
	padding: 0 100px 0 0;
 
	}
	
	#dareBottom {
	background-image: url(../Images/MyCC/Dare/DareBGBottom.jpg);
	background-repeat:no-repeat;
	height:73px;
	
	}
	
	#comTop {
	background-image: url(../Images/MyCC/Community/ComBGTop.jpg);
	background-repeat:no-repeat;
	height:20px;
	}
	
	#comMiddle {
	background-image: url(../Images/MyCC/Community/ComBGMiddle.jpg);
	background-repeat:repeat-y;
	padding: 0 100px 0 0;
 
	}
	
	#comBottom {
	background-image: url(../Images/MyCC/Community/ComBGBottom.jpg);
	background-repeat:no-repeat;
	height:73px;
	
	}
	
 
</style>
</head>
</html>

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