[clug-progsig] HTML/CSS help?
sgrover at open2space.com
Thu Aug 19 21:36:08 PDT 2004
I'm working on a web page layout that is a little complex, and need some help.
If you look at the current www.open2space.com site (which is my site), you'll
see header, menu, content, advertising (right hand column), and footer
sections. This is done using CSS and the menu, content, and advertising
sections expand vertically to match the content being displayed. I'm trying
to emulate this layout with a slight twist, and the twist is stumping me.
The twist is that I want to add another row before the footer section, and
have this section ALSO expand to match the content. The Content would start
at the top of the content area, and flow into this new row, but not the
footer. The content section would not grow vertically, but the new row
hmmm. that doesn't sound too clear... Maybe this will help.
Take a look at http://www.open2space.com/new/images/mars_template.jpg.
(btw, I created the image in Gimp, so am able to modify/slice it if needed.)
The idea is to have my web content appear in the white area. But notice how
the image fades into the white area? I want to keep this intact, but when I
have long content, expand the white space but not the planet image, AND keep
the silver borders intact. If the content area were white only, then I can
use the same method I did on my current web site. But I really like the fade
One option I thought of was to put a scrolling DIV in the content area, but I
don't think that's the best solution. I'll keep messing with the code, but
am open to suggestions on how to solve this. If/when I do, I can post the
code here for anyone interested....
Thanks for any tips.
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