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Need some more help with columns. =)

This page: http://test2.ebwebwork.com/pages/The-Book.cfm

In Firefox and MSIE, the right column looks good.

In Chrome, the content wanders past the end of the right column.

I wonder what is going on? Any ideas?

Thank you, friends.

Eric
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by:Tom Beck
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The problem is apparent in Chrome and Firefox on a Mac.

You have this piece of javascript at the bottom of the page that effectively gives the sidebar a fixed height, 1076px in my browser.

$('.sidebar').height(getmaxheight);

Try commenting that out and see what you get.

You could add overflow:scroll to col_4 if you didn't want the side bar longer than the main content.
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by:Chris Stanyon
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You have the same problem in Firefox.

The right column has a fixed height and the content is too long for it, so it overflows. Just remove the fixed height and it will automatically expand:

The CSS is inline (bad idea by the way):

<div class="col_4 sidebar column" style="height: 1078px;">
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by:Tom Beck
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The height is dynamically being added by the script at the bottom. A script obtained in the last question posted on this topic.
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Gary earned 668 total points
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Problem is the images are not loaded before the js is firing.
At the bottom replace
$(function() {
with
$(window).load(function() {

edit
I think, let me double check

Obviously it was as the amendment fixed it.
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by:Tom Beck
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Yep, that takes care of it.
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by:Chris Stanyon
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Alternatively, set the min-height instead of the height - the functions will fire quicker (DOM ready) and expand automatically with content - WIN WIN :)
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by:Eric Bourland
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Cathal's solution is working.

Chris, so instead of:

<script>
$(window).load(function() {
      getmaxheight = Math.max($('.main-content').height(),$('.sidebar').height());
      $('.main-content').height(getmaxheight);
      $('.sidebar').height(getmaxheight);
})
</script>

I should try:

<script>
$(window).load(function() {
      getmaxheight = Math.max($('.main-content').min-height(),$('.sidebar').min-height());
      $('.main-content').height(getmaxheight);
      $('.sidebar').height(getmaxheight);
})
</script>

I find this very interesting. Thank you all for your ideas.

Eric
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by:Tom Beck
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$(function() {

      getmaxheight = Math.max($('.main-content').height(),$('.sidebar').height());

      $('.main-content').css('min-height', getmaxheight);

      $('.sidebar').css('min-height', getmaxheight);

});

Problem with that is that the content will not extend to the same height as the sidebar or vise versa depending on which is longer.
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by:Chris Stanyon
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Tommy beat me to it - my solution was only working on the premise of changing the sidebar height - not both. You need all the images to load so you can accurately work out the height, so you need it on window.load rather than DOM Ready.

Gary nailed in this comment 39825096
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by:Eric Bourland
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It seems like Cathal's solution:

<script>
$(window).load(function() {
      getmaxheight = Math.max($('.main-content').height(),$('.sidebar').height());
      $('.main-content').height(getmaxheight);
      $('.sidebar').height(getmaxheight);
})
</script>

is working really well. I am going to leave it at that. =) Unless someone has a strong feeling I should change it.

I really appreciate everyone's time and attention.

Eric
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by:Eric Bourland
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Thank you, Cathal, Chris, and Tom. =)

Eric
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