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Sidebar being pushed down in IE6

Sent by Zoe M. Gillenwater on 16 March 2006 13:01

Julie Harpring wrote:
> Oh, yes, I see now that the text-enlargement problem still exists on
> and
> . Thank you, Ron.
> Is it possible that it also might have something to do with the
> sidebar text below the search form? I'm at a loss.

It's the text "Financial/Funding." When the text size is large, this 
text overflows the column in good browsers and expands the column in IE. 
When IE expands the column, it can no longer sit up at the top because 
there is not enough room there.

This is a common problem with IE with many workarounds, but no 
quick-fix. I don't like the idea of applying overflow-x to just cut the 
extra content off. If someone has her text size set so large that the 
content overflows, she wants to see that overflowed content, and 
shouldn't be denied it because she needs large text sizes.

Instead, try adding "margin-left: -50px;" to #maincontent. Seems to work 
fine here in IE6 without hurting FF.  Will need to be tested in other 


Zoe M. Gillenwater
Design Services Manager
UNC Highway Safety Research Center

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