Hi there,

I'm currently building a website for an online radio station, and I'd rather not have it look bad when it finally gets on the air (understandably). The main problem I'm having is that a div I have to put a background around the main section of content and menus doesn't extend all the way down the content like in Firefox like it does in IE.

The website is http://alerionradio.net78.net/

The two divs within the area I wish to have a background for are float'd, one to the left, one to the right. I realise one way to fix this could be by using tables, but I'd rather avoid them unless absolutely necessary. The other problem is that a section at the bottom of the page (the site credits) doesn't have the background around it (which is the same class as the one around the content). I realise this is the same problem preventing it from displaying correctly.

If someone could take a look at the site in both IE and Firefox, take a look at the source code, and tell me any ideas they can think of to extend the background, I would be most grateful.


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Last Post by MidiMagic

I've got the same error, too, and no one I asked seems to be able to solve this. One way you can solve this is by using table (I think).


Thanks for the advice guys.

Lee; the reading was interesting, but I'm afraid it didn't help much. I've been using Firebug to take a look at the page to try and figure out why it isn't displaying correctly, but that hasn't shed any light on the situation.

Cosmic; yea, sadly this may be my only option. Oh well, I'll try a table and see if it makes any difference.


The problem is trying to make a page that exactly fills a screen.

The internet specifications do not have this kind of page defined as a possibility. A web page is supposed to start at the top and grow downward as far as the content needs.

Firefox follows the standards, IE does not.

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