Sidebar height

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  • #140501

    yaheardthat
    Member

    Hi, I have the CSS upgrade and I’m trying to get m sidebar to extend to the bottom of my header. I have a border set, but the sidebar only stretches so far. Is there a way I can extend the sidebar to my footer?? My site can b found here, is C’est La Vie

    Thnks in advance,
    Ray

    #140871

    raincoaster
    Member

    Well, you’ve hardly got anything in it. Why not take those box-links you’ve got and put them one over the other, instead of three across?

    #140872

    yaheardthat
    Member

    nahh, i want them to stay like that, is there a way i can extend the sidebar without having to change up the box links?

    #140873

    raincoaster
    Member

    But it wouldn’t be or look any different than it does now: it’s blank white. Unless you put something in it or change the colour so it’s different from the background there, it’s going to look exactly the same whether it technically extends all the way to the bottom or not. The only thing that’s different would be that black line on the side. Why not just make it invisible?

    I believe (no expert!) that you can set the height to a fixed height instead of one that relates to how much stuff in it, but since the height of your blog posts is always different, the length of your front page will change as well. So unless there’s a way to relate the length of the sidebar dynamically to the length of the front page (AND individual post pages) you would end up with a sidebar that still has big gaps. And I’m not aware of any way to make that relationship happen; I’ve never seen a sidebar that ALWAYS fits.

    #140890

    yaheardthat
    Member

    yeah i get what your saying. There has to be a way though and wu do u mean by “make it visible”

    #140894

    raincoaster
    Member

    “in”visible. Hide the black bar. Then nobody could tell where your sidebar ends.

    #140897

    judyb12
    Member

    you could stack a bunch of empty text widgets in there, if you really wanted. Keep in mind that the length of your main page is also dependent on the number and length of the blog posts shown on it (and is therefore variable).

    #140908

    atthe404
    Member

    yaheardthat – you need to use something called faux columns Its the only way. Google it up.

    #140917

    yaheardthat
    Member

    coo. thanks for all the help everyone. I really appreciate it.

    #140971

    yaheardthat
    Member

    faux columns isn’t working for me for some reason.

    #140977

    yaheardthat
    Member

    #sidebar {
    border-right:1px solid #BABABA;
    background:url(‘http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/5086/sbbgag3.giff’)0 100px repeat-y #fff;
    position:relative;
    float:left;
    width:200px;
    left:8px;
    background-color:#fff;
    text-align:left;
    font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
    color:#000;
    font-size:7pt;
    font-weight:50;
    line-height:11pt;
    text-transform:uppercase;
    padding:0;
    }

    any suggestions??

    #140998

    atthe404
    Member

    gif has only one f not two
    and you have not read anything like how faux cols work. you have just assumed. wrongly.

    #140999

    yaheardthat
    Member

    yeah i have. i’m not a expert at CSS. still learning.

    #141233

    yaheardthat
    Member

    I’m still having this problem. Is there anyone that can help me out???

    Thanks in advance,
    .Ray

    #141234

    atthe404
    Member

    I am unable to support commercial blogs. Sorry.

    #141235

    yaheardthat
    Member

    thanks anyways.

    #141236

    yaheardthat
    Member

    if anyone have any ideas, it would be helpful.

    Thanks.

    #141237

    atthe404
    Member

    I am adding a modlook tag.

    #141238

    yaheardthat
    Member

    Thanks!

    #141239

    yaheardthat
    Member

    hey, devblog… anyway you can help me out???

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