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I know why my background is losing its height, but have tried several solutions none of which have worked.   I'm sure I'm missing something simple but running out of patience.

www.onecornerstone.org is the site,

The bottom footer elements are expanding over the background and I can't seem to get it fixed.

I've tried a clear:both in a <br /> tag, overflow: hidden and several other options but I'm sure something is missing.
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by:Ashok
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So you want the height to be bigger than what it is now?
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by:axessJosh
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yes, I'd like the height of the blue background to expand with the height of the 3 floated columns.
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by:Ashok
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Can you copy the image of the page and edit to make it look like how it supposed to look like?
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by:Ashok
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You mean

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Height of the Blue background should be enough to have above fit inside, right?
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by:axessJosh
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yes, the blue background should expand its height with the height of the content.
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by:Ashok
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Yes, I understand.  It is not fixed Height.
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by:axessJosh
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no
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I have set a min-height: 200px;
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Is this the code (for the footer that has blue background)?

#home-mid-content {
      min-height: 200px;
      position: relative;
      width: 960px;
      margin-bottom: 20px;
}
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by:Ashok
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Try this!

#home-mid-content {
      height: auto;
      min-height: 200px;
      position: relative;
      width: 960px;
      margin-bottom: 20px;
}
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by:axessJosh
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I'll try that in the footer but the code for that area will start with #footer.
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by:Ashok
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I am not sure, but you can try this.

#footer {
      height: auto;
      background:url(images/footer-bg.png) repeat;
      border-top: solid 4px #B2D341;
      border-bottom: solid 4px #B2D341;
      position: relative;
      
      clear: both;
}
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#footer {
      height: auto;
      background:url(images/footer-bg.png) repeat;
      border-top: solid 4px #B2D341;
      border-bottom: solid 4px #B2D341;
      position: relative;
}
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by:axessJosh
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nope, height: auto didn't work.
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by:Chris Stanyon
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Can't really see what the problem is - the blue background of your footer is big enough to contain all the elements within it - I've tested it on Firefox , IE and Chrome.

Am I missing something or have you solved this one?
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Chris Stanyon earned 500 total points
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The only thing I can see that would cause a problem if you removed your min-height settings is the height you've set on the middle DIV. You set it to a height of 100px. Remove that and things will flow as they should:

//style.css - line 1603
#foot-content #foot-mid {
   float: left;
   height: 100px; <!-- remove this line -->
   margin: 10px 0;
   padding: 0 10px;
   width: 175px;
}

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