Main wrapper sits behind fixed header.
# February 13, 2013 at 10:00 am
I’ve been battling with what seems a small problem. I have a header wrapper, a main wrapper and a footer wrapper. My header wrapper is a fixed div.
I’m trying to get my main wrapper to obey the margin rules of the header wrapper, but no matter what I do it always seems to fall behind the header and aligns to the top of the page.
If you have a look at http://www.inlmbrt.com/profile/ you will see what I mean.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. :)# February 13, 2013 at 10:10 am
Try taking the #header-container itself out of your #container.
You might need to center (margin:0 auto) that but it should work.
BTW…is there a reason why you WANT to fix your header…is that page going to be that long/tall that it needs to be visible at all times?# February 13, 2013 at 10:15 am
What you need is a top margin on the main wrapper equal to the height of the header wrapper. The problem is that this margin will extend outside of the main container. There are a couple of ways to prevent that. One is to add overflow: hidden to #container which changes its block formatting context and the children’s margin will be contained within the parent. Another option is to use a top padding or top border on the #container – either of which will again cause the children’s margin to be contained within the parent (rather than extending beyond, which is correct default behavior).# February 14, 2013 at 4:06 am
Really appreciate the input! :)
@paulie_d – I love fixed headers and have planned one on my personal site for a while now. I’ve never understood how to correctly go about creating one though.
@CrocoDillon – I’ve specified a height for my header (60px). With top and bottom padding padding it equals 100px high. I’ve added a 120px top padding to my #main_container. Do you think that this is will be an effective way to do it? I’ve specified a height variable for the header. Will this prevent minor inconsistencies between browsers?
If you take a look here http://www.inlmbrt.com/profile/ you will see what I’ve done.
Thanks again guys.
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