Jeremy Jeremy - 4 months ago 9
CSS Question

How to create div to fill all space between header and footer div

I'm working on moving from using tables for layout purposes to using divs (yes, yes the great debate). I've got 3 divs, a header, content and footer. The header and footer are 50px each. How do I get the footer div to stay at the bottom of the page, and the content div to fill the space in between? I don't want to hard code the content divs height because the screen resolution can change.

Answer

To summarize (and this came from the CSS Sticky Footer link provided by Traingamer), this is what I used:

html, body 
{ 
    height: 100%; 
} 

#divHeader
{
    height: 100px;
}

#divContent
{
    min-height: 100%; 
    height: auto !important; /*Cause footer to stick to bottom in IE 6*/
    height: 100%; 
    margin: 0 auto -100px; /*Allow for footer height*/
    vertical-align:bottom;
}

#divFooter, #divPush
{
    height: 100px; /*Push must be same height as Footer */
}

<div id="divContent">
    <div id="divHeader">
        Header
    </div>

    Content Text

    <div id="divPush"></div>
</div>
<div id="divFooter">
    Footer
</div>