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trying to have a floating nav at the top and bottom with the content in the background.
the code i have do not keep the navs visible all the time and not floating. pl help.
<html>
<head>
<style type="text/css">
html, body { height : 100% ; margin : 0px ; padding : 0px }
#content {
height : 100% ;
z-index: 1;
background-color:yellow;
width : 100% ;
}
#topNav {
height : 20px ;
left : 0px ;
position : absolute ;
top : 0px ;
z-index: 2;
width : 100% ;
float:left;
background-color:pink;
}
#bottomNav {
height : 20px ;
left : 0px ;
position : absolute ;
bottom : 0px ;
z-index: 2;
width : 100% ;
float:left;
background-color:gray;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>
<div id="topNav">top</div>
<div id="content"><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />The contents here...
<div id="bottomNav">bottom</div>
</body>
</html>

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Question by:yingwho
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by:LZ1
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Can you give a better example of what your trying to do?  
The first thing I notice is that you have a float on absolutely positioned elements.  This is not possible.  You would have to take off the position absolute and replace it with relative or leave it off all together.  
 
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by:yingwho
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its simple, i dont know the example. what i want is the two bars should float at the top and bottom, even when the pages scroll.
i dont know how much more clear i can explain.
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Eternal_Student earned 500 total points
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Try something like this (I am using position:static).
<!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>
<style type="text/css">
*{margin:0;padding:0;}
html, body { height : 100% ; margin : 0px ; padding : 0px }
#content {
background-color:yellow;
height:100%;
}
#contentPadding{
	padding:20px 0;
}
#topNav {
height : 20px ;
left : 0px ;
position: fixed;
top : 0px ;
z-index: 2;
width : 100% ;
background-color:pink;
}
#bottomNav {
height : 20px ;
left : 0px ;
position : fixed ;
bottom : 0px ;
z-index: 2;
width : 100% ;
background-color:gray;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>
    <div id="topNav">top</div>
    <div id="content">
        <div id="contentPadding">
            <p>Here</p>
        </div>
    </div>
    <div id="bottomNav">bottom</div>
</body>
</html>

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by:yingwho
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thanks
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