Hi guys, I put this site together for a personal project I've got in progress and am having some issues with the header and footer.

My resolution is 1280 x 800, and when my browser is full screen, the page looks perfect.

However, if I make the browser window smaller, two problematic things happen...one, the header squishes to accomodate the smaller window and overlaps the main content. Two, the footer text gets cut off on both ends and also overlaps the main body scrollbar.

If I view the page on a larger screen, there is a black space between the header/footer and the content scrollbar.

So my question is, is there a way to set a fixed size for the page, so that it stays the same no matter what sized window it's being viewed in (ie. if the browser window is small, then there would be a standard horizontal scrollbar on the bottom as opposed to the page resizing)? I'd basically just like to have the header and footer exactly lined up with the edge of the main content scrollbar at all times, regardless of screen resolution/browser window size.

Everything but the header and footer seems fine. If anyone can help me fix this issue, I'd really, really appreciate it.

The page: http://www.tigersjunkyard.com/xilon/main.shtml

Page code:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
<title>The Xilon Project</title>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="xilon.css" type="text/css" />

<div id="head">
<div id="pad1"></div>
The Xilon Project</div>

<div id="foot">
<div id="pad3"></div>
Do not use anything from this site without the express permission of the owners.<BR>
All conceptual elements belong to and are copyright to Reese Nanavati. All artwork belongs to and is copyright to the individual 


<div id="left">
<div class="pad2"></div>
<!--#include virtual="menu.inc"--></div>

<div id="content">
<div class="pad2"></div>
<h2 class="title">&nbsp; Welcome to the Aeradisphere</h2>

<p>This is a collaborative online exhibition that displays artwork depicting a fictional region of the universe called the Xilon 
System. The images here were created by a range of artists, based on detailed descriptions of this imaginative corner of the 
sky. &nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="about.shtml">Read More</a></p>


The CSS code


html {
font-family: Georgia 
background:#fff url(.jpg) -18px 0 no-repeat; 
/* hide overflow:hidden from IE5/Mac */ 
/* \*/ 
overflow: hidden; 
/* */ }


body {height:100%; max-height:100%; overflow:hidden; padding:0; margin:0; border:0;}
#content {display:block; height:100%; max-height:100%; overflow:auto; padding-left:165px; position:relative; z-index:3; background: #000000; color: #ffffff;}
#head {position:fixed; margin:0; top:0; right:13px; display:block; width:100%; height:100px; background:url(images/space.jpg) #ddd; font-size:6em; z-index:5; color:#ffffff; font-family: Georgia;}
#foot {position:fixed; margin:0; bottom:0px; right:12px; left:85px; display:block; width:92.3%; height:50px; background: #660000; color:#ffffff; text-align:center; font-size:10; z-index:4; font-family: verdana;}

/* TITLES */

h1, h2, h3 {
	font-weight: normal;
	color: CBA61A;

h1 {
	letter-spacing: -2px;
	font-size: 3em;

h2 {
	letter-spacing: -1px;
	font-size: 2em;
	color: #CBA61A;

h3 {
	font-size: 1em;

p, ul, ol {
	line-height: 150%;

.title {
	margin: 0;
	border-bottom: 2px solid #0F0F0F;

body {
	margin: 0;
	padding: 0;
	background: #000000;
	font-size: 13px;
	color: #ffffff

body, th, td, input, textarea, select, option {
	font-family: Georgia;


a {text-decoration: none; color: #3AA0B9;}
a:visited {text-decoration: none; color: #3AA0B9;}
a:active {text-decoration: none; color: #3AA0B9;}
a:hover {text-decoration: overline underline; color: #660000;}

  p.link a:hover {background-color: #2B2E21;color:#fff;}
  p.link a:link span{display: none;}
  p.link a:visited span{display: none;}
  p.link a:hover span {
  position: absolute;
  margin:15px 0px 0px 20px;
  background-color: #ffffff;
  padding: 2px 10px 2px 10px;
  border: 5px solid #660000;
  font: normal 16px verdana;
  color: #000000;
  display: block;}


  margin: 0px;
  border: 1px solid #3AA0B9;
  height: auto;
  width: auto;
  float: left;
  text-align: center;
div.img img
  display: inline;
  margin: 0px;
  border: 1px solid #ffffff;
div.img a:hover img {border: 1px solid #660000;}
  text-align: center;
  font-weight: normal;
  width: 120px;
  margin: 0px;

img.floatLeft { 
	float: left; 
	margin: 4px; 
img.floatRight { 
	float: right; 
	margin: 4px; 


#left {position:fixed; left:0; top:0; height:100%; width:150px; background:url(images/stars.gif) #aaa; background-position:0 100px;; font-size:1em; color:#fff;z-index:4;}

* html #head, * html #foot,* html #left {position:absolute;}

#pad1 {display:block; width:175px; height:100px; float:left;}
#pad3 {display:block; width:18px; height:50px; float:left;}
.pad2 {display:block; height:100px; color: #ffffff;}

#content p {padding:5px;}


#menu {list-style-type:none; padding:0; margin:0; width:150px; z-index:100; float:right; height:360px; background:url(images/stars.gif) #000000;}
#menu ul {list-style-type:none; padding:0; margin:0;}
#menu li {float:left; background:#000000 url(slide/slide_0.gif) no-repeat;}

#menu li.sub {background:#000000 url(slide/slide_0.gif) no-repeat;}

#menu li, #menu li a {display:block; color:#ffffff; font-family:Arial; font-size:11px; line-height:30px; width:150px; text-decoration:none; cursor:pointer; font-weight:bold; text-align:center;}

#menu table {border-collapse:collapse; padding:0; margin:0 -1px -1px;}

#menu ul,
#menu :hover ul ul,
#menu :hover ul :hover ul ul {position:absolute; left:-9999px; width:150px;}

#menu :hover {color:#ff0; background:#660000 url(slide/slide_1.gif) no-repeat; z-index:500; white-space:nowrap;}

#menu :hover > a {color:#ff0; background:#660000 url(slide/slide_1.gif) no-repeat; z-index:500; white-space:nowrap;}

#menu :hover ul {position:static; height:180px; margin-top:-1px; background:#000000;}
#menu :hover ul :hover ul, 
#menu :hover ul :hover ul :hover ul {display:block; position:absolute; left:130px; top:0; height:auto; z-index:500; border:1px solid #660000;}

#menu :hover ul li, #menu :hover ul li a {background:#000000; text-align:left; text-indent:10px; }
#menu :hover ul li.fly a {background: #000000 url(slide/arrow.gif) no-repeat 120px center;}
#menu :hover ul :hover {background:#660000; position:relative; z-index:100;}
#menu a:hover ul li.fly a:hover {background:#660000 url(slide/arrow.gif) no-repeat 120px center; color:#ff0;}
#menu :hover ul li.fly:hover > a {background:#660000 url(slide/arrow.gif) no-repeat 120px center; color:#ff0;}

#menu :hover ul :hover ul li, 
#menu :hover ul :hover ul li a
#menu :hover ul :hover ul :hover ul li {background:#660000; z-index:500;}

#menu :hover ul :hover ul li.fly a {background: #000000  url(slide/arrow.gif) no-repeat 120px center;}
#menu :hover ul :hover ul :hover {z-index:500; background:#660000; color:#ff0;}
#menu a:hover ul a:hover ul li.fly a:hover {background:#000000 url(slide/arrow.gif) no-repeat 120px center; color:#ff0;}
#menu :hover ul :hover ul li.fly:hover > a {background:#660000 url(slide/arrow.gif) no-repeat 120px center; color:#ff0;}

#menu :hover ul :hover ul :hover ul li, 
#menu :hover ul :hover ul :hover ul li a {background:#000000;}

#menu :hover ul :hover ul :hover ul :hover {background:#660000; color:#ff0;}
#menu :hover ul :hover ul :hover ul :hover a {color:#ff0;}

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Hi Wolf,

What your main issue is, that when designing, you went for a liquid layout.

What i would suggest. Add a container and set the width. You would probably have to re-work a few css classes and graphics. But it will do the trick.



First you didn't give align for div tags. so, pls give alignment and mention div tag size after then check

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