Full width footer

Posted on 2012-04-04
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I am trying to change my twenty eleven (child theme) footer to be full width in the browser, I moved my </div><!-- #page --> above <footer id="colophon" role="contentinfo"> in my footer.php and ensured that #colophon width is set to 100% in the css, body padding is 0, but footer will not expand, this is a child theme, any ideas?
Question by:AngryHermit
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ID: 37807755
Can you post a live URL? Are you sure there are no other divs that the footer is sitting inside of?

Author Comment

ID: 37807810
not that i can find, is the site, when i inspect it shows up under body, but no div is labeled body. <---- this is basically what ive done
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ID: 37807823
I see. On line 73 of your style.css your body has a max-width of 85em.  You'll have to remove that in order to get the full width of the page/window
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Author Comment

ID: 37807886
That would do it. Any suggestions for centering body that still allows for the footer to expand both ways?
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ID: 37807900
You really wouldn't want to center the body. Instead use the #page id and add margin:0 auto.  That should do it. Just make sure to keep the footer outside of it like it is now.

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ID: 37807909
Life saver! Ive been messing back and forth but never the right combination, learned a lot on this one. Thank you!

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