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sticky footer too far down in internet explorer

Posted on 2009-07-14
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Hi.  I have a css sticky footer in my website.  The problem is is there seems to be too much space between the content and the footer, so that in internet explorer, you have to scroll down to see the footer.  It doesn't stay visible based on the size of the browser window.  Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.  Thank you in advance. Here's my html code from my page
<!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 http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>
</style><link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="metstyle3.css"/>
<script src="SpryAssets/SpryMenuBar.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<link href="SpryAssets/SpryMenuBarHorizontal3.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
</head>
<body>
<div id="wrapper"><div class="logo"><img src="images/metimg_0000_Layer 2.png" width="147" height="56" alt="The Metropolitan Dallas Condos" /></div><div class="menu"><ul id="MenuBar1" class="MenuBarHorizontal">
<li><a href="index.html">Home</a></li>
    <li><a href="dallas_condos.html">Floorplans</a></li>
    <li><a href="photo_gallery.html">Photos</a></li>
    <li><a href="affordability.html">Affordability</a></li>
    <li><a href="condo_amenities.html">Amenities</a></li>
    <li><a href="neighborhood.html">Neighborhood</a></li>
    <li><a href="news.html">News</a></li>
    <li class="current_page_item"><a href="contactus.html">Contact</a></li>
  </ul>
  </ul></div>
  <div id="bottomcontainer">
    <div id="headerimg"><img src="images/amenities.gif" width="241" height="36" alt="For Worth neighborhood" /><div id="text">Sophistication meets decadence <br />
at The Metropolitan  and they have
a good thing going. </div>
    </div>
  </div>
      <div id="greybarvertamen"><h3>Community</h3><p>24-hour concierge: <em>At your service.</em><br />
          Rooftop pool: <em>See and be seen.</em><br />
          Surround-sound theater: <em>Now showing (insert favorite movie here).</em><br />
          Private clubroom: <em>Host the party... or the after-party.</em><br />
          Fitness center: <em>Cardio, free weights, weight machines, hard bodies.</em><br />
          Meeting room: <em>BYOA (bring your own agenda).</em></p>
        <h3>Condos</h3><p>Contemporary 1, 2 and 3-bedroom designs<br />
          Stunning views<br />
          Private balconies available <br />
          Marble masterbath suites with designer fixtures<br />
          Spacious kitchens<br />
          Granite countertops<br />
          Stainless appliances<br />
          Imported Italian cabinets</p>
              </div>
            </div>
          </div>
        </div>
        <div id="footer"><div id="block-containerthree"><div id="garrisoneho"><img src="images/garrisoneho.png" width="91" height="22" /></div><div class="addresstxt">
    &nbsp;&nbsp; 214.749.1200 | 1200 Main Street | Dallas, TX 75202 | SAT. &amp; SUN 12 - 5 p.m. | MON/TUES/WED 11 a.m. - 6 p.m | THURS/FRI: By appointment    &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Follow us:</div><div id="garrisoneho"><img src="images/twitter.png" width="15" height="19" alt="twitter" /><img src="images/facebook.png" width="22" height="22" alt="Twitter" /></div></div></div>
</body>
</html>
 and below is the css in a separate style sheet.
@charset "UTF-8";
/* CSS Document */
#block-container {
	width:1000px;
	margin: 0 auto;
	height: 208px;
}
#btmright {
	margin-top: 40px;
	margin-left: auto;
	width: 778px;
	margin-right: auto;
}
#block-containertwo {
	width: 1000px;
	padding-left: 8px;
	margin: 0 auto;
}
.blockstwo {
	float:left;
	width:270px;
	margin-right:4px;
	padding-left: 50px;
}
.blocks {
	float:left;
	width:270px;
	margin-right:4px;
	padding-left: 48px;
}
.clearfix {
	clear:both;
}
.logo {
	width: 178px;
	margin-bottom: 20px;
	margin-left: 8px;
	text-align:left;
	float: left;
	margin-top: 30px;
}
 
h1 {
	font: 21px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
	line-height: 19px;
	text-align: left;
	font-weight: bold;
}
p {
	font: 12px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
	color: #666666;
	line-height: 14pt;
	text-align: left;
}
h2 {
	font: 36px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
	margin-top: 24px;
}
#topimg {
	width: 100%;
	background: url(images/bgimg.png) repeat-x top center;
	max-height: 10px;
	height: 10px;
	overflow: hidden;
}
#headerrow {
	font-weight: bold;
}
h4 {
	font: 12px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
	color: #000;
}
#headerimg {
	height: 50px;
	width: 398px;
	margin-top: 160px;
	float: left;
	margin-left: -100px;
	position: inherit;
}
#greybarvert {
	background: #CCCCCC;
	width: 12px;
	float: left;
	margin-top: 40px;
	overflow: hidden;
	float: left;
	height: 470px;
}
#greybarvertamen {
	width: 420px;
	float: left;
	margin-top: 40px;
	overflow: hidden;
	background-image: url(images/bgside.jpg);
	background-position: top left;
	background-repeat: repeat-y;
}
#greybarvertafford {
	width: 500px;
	float: left;
	margin-top: 40px;
	overflow: hidden;
	margin-bottom:20px;
	background-image: url(images/bgside.jpg);
	background-position: top left;
	background-repeat: repeat-y;
}
#greybarvertnews {
	background: #CCCCCC;
	width: 12px;
	float: left;
	margin-top: 40px;
	overflow: hidden;
	height: 494px;
}
#greybarvertnei {
	width: 500px;
	float: left;
	margin-top: 40px;
	overflow: hidden;
	background-image: url(images/bgside.jpg);
	background-position: top left;
	background-repeat: repeat-y;
}
#greybarvertphoto {
	background: #CCCCCC;
	width: 12px;
	float: left;
	margin-top: 55px;
	overflow: hidden;
	height: 418px;
}
.greybarone {
	width: 312px;
	margin-left: 26px;
	float: left;
	background-color: #B0B0B0;
	height: 10px;
	max-height: 10px;
	overflow: hidden;
	margin-bottom: 10px;
}
.greybarthree {
	background-color: #B0B0B0;
	width: 312px;
	max-height: 10px;
	height: 10px;
	margin-left: 12px;
	float: left;
	overflow: hidden;
	margin-bottom: 10px;
}
.greybar {
	width: 312px;
	background-color: #B0B0B0;
	float: left;
	height: 10px;
	overflow: hidden;
	margin-bottom: 10px;
	margin-left: 12px;
}
.btmleft {
	width: 260px;
	margin-left: 48px;
	float: left;
}
.btmmid {
	float: left;
	width: 280px;
	margin-left: 60px;
}
.btmright {
	float: left;
	width: 270px;
	margin-left: 40px;
	padding-right: 0px;
}
.container {
	margin: 0 auto;
	float: left;
}
.homeimg {
	margin-bottom: 30px;
	text-align: center;
}
.content {
	width: 1000px;
}
#block-containerthree {
	width:1000px;
	margin: 0 auto;
	width: 920px;
	text-align: center;
}
#footer #block-containerthree .addresstxt {
	float: left;
	padding-top: 14px;
	padding-left: 20px;
}
#garrisoneho {
	float: left;
	padding-top: 8px;
	padding-left: 10px;
}
#block-containersecond {
	float: left;
}
#block-containersecond .headerimg {
	margin-top: 146px;
	margin-left: -112px;
}
#contactform {
	float: left;
	margin-left: 25px;
	width: 300px;
	height: 430px;
}
.amenities {
	width: 470px;
	padding-top: 15px;
	padding-bottom: 15px;
	padding-left: 25px;
}
#news {
	float: left;
	margin-top: 15px;
	margin-left: 25px;
	width: 470px;
	margin-bottom: 15px;
	height: 370px;
	overflow: scroll;
	overflow-x: hidden;
	overflow-y: auto;
}
#photos {
	float: left;
	margin-top: 55px;
	margin-left: 25px;
	width: 440px;
	margin-bottom: 15px;
	height: 418px;
}
input.red {
	background-color: #FF902B;
	color: #FFF;
	text-align: center;
	text-shadow: none;
	border: #FF902B solid 1px;
	font-variant: small-caps;
	font-size: 14px;
	font-weight: bold;
}
input {
	font: 10px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
	padding: 4px;
	margin: 6px;
	text-shadow: none;
	border: 1px solid #CCCCCC;
}
textarea {
	font: 10px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
	margin: 6px;
	padding: 4px;
	text-shadow: none;
	border: 1px solid #CCCCCC;
}
select {
	background-color:#FFF;
	font: 10px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
	margin: 7px;
	padding: 4px;
	width: 157px;
	text-shadow: none;
	border: 1px solid #CCCCCC;
}
#text {
	font: 16px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
	height: 100px;
	width: 320px;
	color: #666666;
}
#bottomcontainer {
	margin: 0 auto;
}
#main {
	padding-bottom: 38px;
	height: 100%;
	width: 778px;
	margin: auto;
}  /* must be same height as the footer */
h3 {
	font: bold 14px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
	margin-top: 0px;
	margin-bottom: -10px;
}
html{
	height: 100%;
}
body {
	margin: 0 auto; /* it's good practice to zero the margin and padding of the body element to account for differing browser defaults */
	padding: 0px;
	behavior: url("csshover3.htc");
	background: url(images/bgimg.png) repeat-x top center;
	height: 100%;
}
#wrapper {
	width: 1000px;
	height: 100%;
	padding-top: 10px;
	padding-bottom: 8px;
	margin: auto;
}
#maincontent {
	width: 1000px;
	padding-top: 10px;
	padding-bottom: 8px;
	margin: auto;
}
#footer {
	height: 38px;
	background: url(images/footerimg.png) repeat-x;
	color: #fff;
	font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
	font-size: 10px;
	text-align: center;
	width: 100%;
	position:fixed;
	margin-top: 10px;
	left: 0px;
	bottom: 0px;
} 
/* CLEAR FIX*/
.clearfix:after {content: ".";
	display: block;
	height: 0;
	clear: both;
	visibility: hidden;}
.clearfix {display: inline-block;}
/* Hides from IE-mac \*/
* html .clearfix { height: 1%;}
.clearfix {display: block;}
/* End hide from IE-mac */
}
#wrapper .rightcol .contact_rightcol #photos a img {
	margin-right: 20px;
	margin-bottom: 20px;
	border: none;
}
#wrapper #photos img {
	margin-right: 20px;
	margin-bottom: 20px;
	border: none;
}
#wrapper .rightcol .contact_rightcol #contactform #metaddress table tr td #metaddress p img {
	vertical-align: text-top;
	padding-left: 4px;
	border: none;
}
#wrapper .rightcol .contact_rightcol #contactform #metaddress table tr td #metaddress p {
	line-height: normal;
	padding-left: 8px;
}
#wrapper .rightcol .contact_rightcol #news h3 {
	margin-top: 5px;
}
#floorplans {
	width: 778px;
	margin: auto;
	position: inherit;
}
#wrapper #greybarvertamen h3 {
	padding-top: 15px;
	padding-bottom: -10px;
	padding-left: 25px;
}
#wrapper #greybarvertamen p {
	padding-left: 25px;
}
#wrapper #greybarvertnei .rightcol .contact_rightcol .neighbormap {
	margin-left: 25px;
	margin-top: 15px;
	margin-bottom: 15px;
}
#wrapper #greybarvertnei .contentmain {
	margin-top: 15px;
	margin-bottom: 15px;
	margin-left: 25px;
}
#wrapper #greybarvertnei .contentmain table tr td p {
	padding-left: 10px;
	line-height: normal;
}
#wrapper #greybarvertnei .contentmain table tr td p a img{
	vertical-align: text-top;
	padding-left: 5px;
	border: none;
}

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by:ryangiglio
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The attached stylesheet is the

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="metstyle3.css"/>

Stylesheet, correct?

Can you post this stylesheet also?

<link href="SpryAssets/SpryMenuBarHorizontal3.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

It'd be easier to see the problem if it was laid out exactly the same.
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by:ryangiglio
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The footer is supposed to be at the bottom of the page and scroll with you as you move up and down, correct?  It seems to be working fine for me in IE7 and IE8.  I don't have to scroll the page at all to see it, and it follows me down.
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by:kmurphychi
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Hmmm.  Maybe it's just IE6 that it has the problem.  There is no extra space?  Can you see the footer at all times?
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Yes, I can see the footer at all times.

I'm not surprised that IE6 has a strange glitch, but I'm not familiar with enough IE6 hacks to be able to help you out with that.  Sorry.  Maybe someone else can help you out too.
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IE6 doesn't support position:fixed. You could use a workaround like this one: http://tagsoup.com/cookbook/css/fixed/
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Thanks!
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