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FatRod
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: #UK SURREY
Insane since: May 2002

IP logged posted posted 02-08-2006 13:45 Edit Quote

Right, have been working on a site for a friend where the requirement is for a central scrollable content area surrounded by a fixed frame.

The easy option would be to have the content area scrollable, i.e. the central div having scrollbars, but I have been playing with the idea of having the *frame* components fixed so the normal body scroll bar can be used to scroll the cenral content and the mouse wheel scrolls where ever the cursor position, i.e. even when it is not hovering over the central content.

I used the ie 6 hack #div {position: absolute} body > div { position:fixed} with conditional comments [if ie6]

Great idea but a big can of worms.

1) ie 5x and less don't seem to support fixed position and the footer covers text.

2) width: 100% seems to be more than 100% and covers the scroll bar tracks unless positioned right:20px

3) when resizing the window horizontally the menu bar [fixed] gets covered and of course wont scroll. (also it sometimes jumps out of the screen in IE - some silly bug no doubt.

dohhh forgot to bring the code in - will post online tomorrow.

and finally my question - before I go any further should I just use a scrollable div rather than trying to fix the above issues???

Cheers

FR

DL-44
Lunatic (VI) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

IP logged posted posted 02-08-2006 14:45 Edit Quote
quote:

FatRod said:

and finally my question - before I go any further should I just use a scrollable div rather than trying to fix the above issues???



Yes.

IMO the problems to overcome far outweigh any potential benefit.

reisio
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Florida
Insane since: Mar 2005

IP logged posted posted 02-08-2006 20:04 Edit Quote

/me waits to see code

JKMabry
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: raht cheah
Insane since: Aug 2000

IP logged posted posted 02-08-2006 22:11 Edit Quote

I'm not 100% certain I'm understanding what you're wanting to do but I have a feeling that Paul O'Brien has you covered somewhere in one of the following:

Fixed header and footer for ie and moz:



New versions for standards mode:



For what it's worth there really seems to me to be no way to make a mouse's scrollwheel behave consistently across browsers with css. Not that I've delved too deeply into it but I do recall messing with it before and being frustrated.



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