HTML Newbie question

Posted on 2013-01-25
Last Modified: 2013-01-25

I am about to update a very old, very basic HTML website, which gives me the perfect opportunity to learn HTML5.  I have been on to the W3C website and ended up with a very basic template that is almost perfect.  However, I need to have the Footer fixed to the bottom of the screen/page and 0 border on the top.

I'd really appreciate it if someone could take a look at the code, and let me know (the right way) to do it.

Thank you.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<div id="container" style="width:500px">
<div id="header" style="background-color:#FFA500;">
 <h1 style="margin-bottom:0;">Main Title of Web Page</h1></div>
<div id="menu" style="background-color:#FFD700;height:200px;width:100px;float:left;">
<div id="content" style="background-color:#EEEEEE;height:200px;width:400px;float:left;">
 Content goes here</div>
<div id="footer" style="background-color:#FFA500;clear:both;text-align:center;">
 Footer to be at the bottom of the screen</div>

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Question by:Andy Brown
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Element1910 earned 500 total points
ID: 38819664
<div id="footer" style="background-color:#FFA500;clear:both;text-align:center; width: 100%; margin: 0%; position: fixed; bottom: 0%; border-top-width: 0px;">
 Footer to be at the bottom of the screen</div>

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Author Closing Comment

by:Andy Brown
ID: 38819758
Thank you so much - that's a big help (which is a little worrying :)
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Expert Comment

by:Dave Baldwin
ID: 38819769
The next thing is to move the styles from 'inline' to a 'style section in the <head> which you also don't have.  An empty or non-existent head section will fail validation.
<!DOCTYPE html>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>HTML5 page</title>
<style type="text/css">
#container {width:500px}
#header {background-color:#FFA500;}
#menu {background-color:#FFD700;height:200px;width:100px;float:left;}
#content {background-color:#EEEEEE;height:200px;width:400px;float:left;}
#footer {background-color:#FFA500;clear:both;text-align:center; width: 100%; margin: 0%; position: fixed; bottom: 0%; border-top-width: 0px;}
<div id="container">
<div id="header"><h1 style="margin-bottom:0;">Main Title of Web Page</h1></div>
<div id="menu">
<div id="content">Content goes here</div>
<div id="footer">Footer to be at the bottom of the screen</div>

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