Layout: Firefox bug?

started by Grahamb on Apr 11, 2005 — RSS Feed

Grahamb Grahamb
Posts: 10

Why oh why does Firefox (and Opera), when vertical scroll bars are required,  reduce the page width by the width of the scroll-bar?

The effect is an anoying shift to the left on a page centred layout, when changing from a page which fits within the displayable area to one with rather more content.

I big minus for Firefox and Opera in my book
and a big plus for IE 6!

Perhaps I'm too much of a purist!

Joe Gillespie Joe Gillespie
Posts: 528

The workaround for that is to simply make your pages longer (with extra <p>&nbsp;</p>s at the bottom or a containing div of substantial height) so that the pages with little content still stretch beyond the bottom of the browser window on a large screen.

Grahamb Grahamb
Posts: 10

Forum said:
The workaround for that is to simply make your pages longer (with extra <p> </p>s at the bottom or a containing div of substantial height) so that the pages with little content still stretch beyond the bottom of the browser window on a large screen.


Many thanks Joe
- why do I always look for complicated solutions at the expense of the obvious?  
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