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I am displaying two blocks in the bottom panel. Here is the code in the bottom panel:

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  [semihtml]<div class="float_surrounder">     <div class="fp_col_block" style="float: left;width:89%">[block]side_users_online[/block]
</div>     <div class="fp_col_block" style="float: right;width:10%">[block]side_stats[/block]
</div></div>[/semihtml] [block]main_comcode_page_children[/block]


This displays properly in Safari but not in Firefox.
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Odd

Try <div class="float_surrounder" style="float: left">...


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Gave that a try and still the same issue. Cleared caches (server and browser). Confused that something would break out of its bounding container.
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BobS, is your site visible to us? It's often very helpful to be able to see things in action armed with Firebug…

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SoccerDad -

Not quite yet. I still need to get a copyright release before I can open the site up. Thanks for reminding me that I need to update my version of Firebug.

Bob
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Hava try with this Bob:

Contents of panel_bottom (removing anything else you may currently have there):

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[surround="fp_col_left"][block]side_users_online[/block][/surround][surround="fp_col_right"][block]side_stats[/block][/surround]
and in global.css:

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.fp_col_left {
    float: left;
    width: 79%;
}

.fp_col_right {
    float: right;
    width: 19%;
}

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SoccerDad-

Tried as you suggested and was pretty confident that it would work. Alas, no such luck - still misbehaving in Firefox.

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Having examined this problem closer, there is indeed an issue with FF and the bottom panel. It exists in ocp7 as well but I have yet been able to track it down. Clues in display are pointing towards something amiss with the panel_right but nothing conclusive at this point. Very odd and I'll keep looking….

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Well, I took the plunge and upgraded to 7.0.1 which actually made the issue worse - it no longer worked properly in Safari. Since I want to get this site launched, I took the easy way out and went with a fixed-width layout which seems to be working properly.

However, it would be nice to use a fluid layout with the panel_bottom contents displaying in their proper place on the page. I hope this issue will be investigated.

Now I am off to explore what's new in 7.0.1 and see what I can take advantage of.

Bob
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Has any additional consideration been given to this issue? It would be nice to be able to use a fluid layout and still have the panel_bottom stay in its proper place.

Bob
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It's a themeing issue / browser bug with custom panel/block layout, so not something I can look at as a bug I'm afraid.


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Fair enough. But it is a theming issue / browser bug with your base theme.

Bob
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Ok, I somewhat agree there, even though by default ocPortal doesn't have a panel_bottom shipped.

However I just tested in the latest Safari, Firefox, and Chrome (we don't support non-latest versions of these) and they show the same:


This is the way you didn't want it to look, but actually our default theme is designed to put the panel_bottom here (although the gap isn't ideal – we will move the min-height off of .global_middle and put it onto #global_surround). Where you might want it really depends on the design goal, but if you want it right underneath you can do what I've done in the attached.

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» Download: GLOBAL.tpl (8 Kb, 209 downloads so far)


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Thanks for this fix, Chris. It's so nice having my fluid site back.

Bob
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Chris Graham said

However I just tested in the latest Safari, Firefox, and Chrome (we don't support non-latest versions of these) and they show the same:


This is the way you didn't want it to look, but actually our default theme is designed to put the panel_bottom here (although the gap isn't ideal – we will move the min-height off of .global_middle and put it onto #global_surround). Where you might want it really depends on the design goal, but if you want it right underneath you can do what I've done in the attached.

Chris-

Did this patch in GLOBAL.tpl make it into the distribution?

I am having this issue again but only with Firfox users on OCs. It seems to work fine in other browsers and even in Firefox on a Mac.

I'm just wondering why Firefox is being so temperamental.

Bob
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Nope, didn't include it as it was a bit disruptive (in that it changes layout) for us to push to people in a patch, and I guess any browser bug is not going to be there as long as a major release timescale.


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Ahh….that explains it at least. I must have missed it in an upgrade. Will put it back in and see what happens.

Strange that it only happens in Windows Firefox - coding around browsers peculiarities seems like a nearly full-time job.

Bob
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Okay, I made the change in GLOBAL.tpl.

Browsershots cuts off the bottom except for Firefox 3.6. Can any of you kind soles running Windows check to see that the panel_bottom remains on the bottom using Firefox and let me know one way or the other.

Thanks for any help.

Bob
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It's sorted  Bob. Displays as you meant it to.

OS: Windows 7

Browsers:
  • FF6.0.2
  • Chrome13.0.782.220
  • IE9.0.8112.16421
  • Opera11.51

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Yep, its at the bottom.

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