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Footer Rises/Grows when there is little Content

Henry Starcher
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Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I have a template that I am working with that has a footer that sticks to the bottom of the page. However, when there is a small amount of content on the page the footer seems to grow to cover that empty space.

I'm wanting to know if there is a way to stop this from happening. I want my footer to remain at the bottom of the page and not expand.

I have attached a picture of what is happening and the code of my template.

Here is the image:
extending footer
HTML
 
<body>

<div class="wrapper row1">
<div id="global">
<!--webbot bot="Include" u-include="Includes/global.htm" tag="Body" -->
</div>
</div>

<div class="wrapper row2">
<div id="header">
<div id="logo">
<p class="sitename">Your Business Name</p>
<p class="slogan">Slogan or Tag Line Goes Here</p>
</div>
<img alt="sample image" src="images/sample100.jpg" />
<img alt="sample image" src="images/sample100.jpg" />
<img alt="sample image" src="images/sample100.jpg" />
</div>
</div>

<div class="wrapper row3">
<div id="mainnav">
<!--webbot bot="Include" u-include="Includes/mainnav.htm" tag="Body" -->
</div>
</div>

<div class="wrapper row4">
<div id="content">
<!-- #BeginEditable "content" -->
<div class="contentright2">
<h1>Title Goes Here &lt;h1&gt;</h1>
<p>Your content goes here. This block is the width of two columns and can be used as the main content area. 
&lt;div class=&quot;contentright2&quot;&gt;</p>
</div>
<div class="contentleft">
<h3>Heading 3</h3>
<p>Your content goes here. 1 column floated to the left can used as a sidebar. &lt;div class=&quot;contentleft&quot;&gt;</p>
</div>
<!-- #EndEditable -->
<div class="clearcontent"></div>
</div>
</div>

<div class="wrapper row5">
<div id="footer">
<!--webbot bot="Include" u-include="Includes/global.htm" tag="Body" -->
<p>Your Site Name &copy; 2010 | All Rights Reserved | Design by <a href="http://www.rtbwizards.com">RTBWizards.com</a></p>
<p><br />
<img alt="" src="images/blogger-32x32.png" width="32" height="32" />
<img alt="" src="images/facebook-32x32.png" width="32" height="32" />
<img alt="" src="images/twitter-32x32.png" width="32" height="32" />
<img alt="" src="images/wordpress-32x32.png" width="32" height="32" />
<img alt="" src="images/rss-32x32.png" width="32" height="32" /></p>
</div>
</div>

</body>

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CSS
 
/*////////// GENERAL RULES //////////*/

html {
height: 101%;
margin-bottom: 1px;}

body {
background-color: #202020; 
color: #000000;
text-align: left;
font: normal 0.80em Verdana, Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif;
padding: 0;
margin: 0;}

hr {
background-color: #a0a0a0;
color: #a0a0a0;
border: none;
height: 2px;}

table {
padding: 0;
border-collapse: collapse;
font-size: 100%;
width: 100%;}

/*////////// TYPOGRAPHY //////////*/

a {
color: #2585bf;
text-decoration: underline;
outline: none;
font-weight: bold;}

a:hover {
color: #909090;
text-decoration: underline;
font-weight: bold;}

h1 {
color: #19577d;
font: normal 30px "Palatino Linotype", Palatino, Georgia, Times, "Times New Roman", serif;
margin: 0 0 .5em 0;
padding: 0 0 5px 0;}

h2 {
color: #19577d;
font: normal 20px Tahoma, Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif;
letter-spacing: 2px;
margin: .8em 0;
padding: 0 0 6px 0;
text-align: left;
border-bottom: 2px #a0a0a0 solid;}

h3 {
color: #606060;
background-color: #dfdfdf;
font: normal 20px Tahoma, Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif;
letter-spacing: 2px;
margin: .8em 0;
padding: 3px 0 3px 10px;
text-align: left;}

h4 {
color: #19577d;
font: normal 20px Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif;
text-align: left;
line-height: 40px;
letter-spacing: 1px;
padding: 0 0 1px 0;
margin: 0 0 .5em 0;}

h5 {
color: #606060;
font: bold 14px Baskerville, Georgia, Times, "Times New Roman", serif;
margin: .8em 0;
text-transform: uppercase;
text-align: left;}

h6 {
color: #606060;
font: bold 12px Baskerville, Georgia, Times, "Times New Roman", serif;
margin: .8em 0;}

/*////////// PAGE LAYOUT CONTROLS //////////*/

.wrapper {width: 100%; display: block; margin: 0; text-align: left;}

.row1 {background-color: #000000; color: #ffffff;
background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, from(#444444), to(#000000));
background: -moz-linear-gradient(top,  #444444,  #000000);
filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr='#444444', endColorstr='#000000');
border-bottom: 1px #ffffff solid;
height: 25px;}

.row2 {background-color: #124462; color: #ffffff;
background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, from(#5eb0e0), to(#124462));
background: -moz-linear-gradient(top,  #5eb0e0,  #124462);
filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr='#5eb0e0', endColorstr='#124462');
height: 140px;}

.row3 {background-color: #000000; color: #ffffff;
background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, from(#444444), to(#000000));
background: -moz-linear-gradient(top,  #444444,  #000000);
filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr='#444444', endColorstr='#000000');
border-top: 1px #ffffff solid;
}

.row4 {background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;}

.row5 {background-color: #202020; color: #ffffff; height: 135px;}

/* ------------ Row 1 Global Area ------------------*/

#global {
position: relative;
width: 960px;
height: 25px;
line-height: 25px;
letter-spacing: 1px;
font-size: 0.85em;
padding: 0;
text-align: right;
margin: 0 auto;}
	
#global ul {
margin: 0; padding: 0;}

#global li {
display: inline;
padding: 5px;
margin: 0 5px;
list-style-type: none;}

#global li a {
font-weight: normal;
color: #ffffff;
text-decoration: none;}

#global li a:hover {
color: #ffffff;
text-decoration: underline;}

/* ------------ Row 2 Header Area ------------------*/

#header {
position: relative;
width: 960px;
height: 140px;
text-align: right;
margin: 0 auto;}

#logo {
position: absolute;
top: 20px;
left: 20px;
z-index: 1;
width: 450px;
height: 100px;
text-align: left;}

.sitename {
font: normal 36px Georgia, Times, "Times New Roman", serif;
color: #fff;
letter-spacing: 3px;
padding: 20px 0 0 0;
margin: 0;}

.slogan {
font: normal 14px Georgia, Times, "Times New Roman", serif;
color: #fff;
letter-spacing: 5px;
padding: 5px 0 0 5px;
margin: 0;}

#header img {
padding: 3px;
background-color: #e0e0e0;
margin: 15px 0 15px 10px;
border: 1px #808080 solid;}

/* ------------ Row 3 Navigation Bar ------------------*/

#mainnav {
position: relative;
display: block;
height: 40px;
width: 960px;
line-height: 40px;
color: #ffffff;
margin: 0 auto;}

#mainnav ul {
margin: 0;
padding: 0;}

#mainnav ul li {
display: inline;
list-style-type: none;
text-align: center;
text-transform: uppercase;}

#mainnav ul li a {
margin: 0 10px;
text-decoration: none;
font-weight: normal;
color: #ffffff;}

#mainnav ul li a:hover {
text-decoration: none;
font-weight: normal;
color: #5eb0e0;}

/* ------------ Row 4 Content Area ------------------*/
	
#content {
position: relative;
display: block;
line-height: 1.7em;
width: 940px;
padding: 10px 0;
margin: 0 auto;}

.contentleft {
float: left;
width: 300px;
margin: 0 10px 0 0;}

.contentmiddle {
float: left;
width: 300px;
margin: 0 10px 0 10px;}

.contentright {
float: right;
width: 300px;
margin: 0 0 0 10px;}

.contentleft2{
float: left;
width: 620px;
margin: 0 10px 0 0;}

.contentright2 {
float: right;
width: 620px;
margin: 0 0 0 10px;}

/* TO CLEAR COLUMNS FROM ABOVE */
.clearcontent {
height: 1px;
line-height: 1px;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
clear: both;}

/* ------------ Row 5 Footer Area ------------------*/

#footer {
position: relative;
display: block;
text-align: center;
font-size: 0.85em;
clear: both;
width: 940px;
height: 130px;
line-height: 1.5em;
color: #ededed;
letter-spacing: 3px;
margin: 0 auto;
padding: 20px 0;}

#footer ul {
margin: 10px 0 20px 0; 
padding: 0;}

#footer li {
letter-spacing: 2px;
display: inline;
padding: 3px;
margin: 0 15px;
list-style-type: none;}

#footer a, #footer li a {
color: #5eb0e0;
text-decoration: none;}

#footer a:hover, #footer li a:hover {
color: #ffffff;
text-decoration: underline;}

#footer p {
clear: both;}

/*////////// IMAGES //////////*/
img {
border: none;}

.image-border {
background-color: #ffffff;
padding: 3px;
border: 1px #919191 solid;}

.imageleft-noborder {
background-color: #ffffff;
margin: 0 10px 0 0;
float: left;}

.imageright-noborder {
background-color: #ffffff;
margin: 0 0 0 10px;
float: right;}

.imageleft-border {
background-color: #ffffff;
margin: 0 10px 0 0;
padding: 3px;
float: left;
border: 1px #919191 solid;}

.imageright-border {
background-color: #ffffff;
margin: 0 0 0 10px;
padding: 3px;
float: right;
border: 1px #919191 solid;}

/*////////// MISC. CLASSES //////////*/

.center {
text-align: center;}

.right {
text-align: right;}

.clear {
clear: both;}

.clearcontent {
height: 1px;
line-height: 0;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
clear: both;}

.calendar {
line-height: 1.2em;}

.catalogimages {
vertical-align: middle;
text-align: center;
padding: 5px;
width: 20%;}

.catalogdescription {
line-height: normal;
vertical-align: top;
text-align: left;
padding: 5px;
font-size: 0.90em;
width: 60%;}

.catalogdescription h6 {
color: #124462;
margin: 0;
font: bold 12px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;}

.catalogcart {
vertical-align: middle;
text-align: center;
padding: 5px;
width: 20%;}

.gallery {
text-align: center;}

.gallery img {
padding: 5px;
border: 1px #808080 solid;
margin: 5px;}

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