View Full Version : CSS Layering and Fixed position help

12-14-2006, 05:08 PM
Hey, I am finaly making my way to web standards, getting rid of those pesky frames. I have encountered a few errors though. First off, I my goal for the site is to have a fixed menu on the left, and a fixed header logo on the top. I have been able to get the header to stay fixed, and the menu in Firefox, but in IE, the menu is not fixed.
I know that position:fixed does not work in IE, and I have read some workarounds on the net, but none of them worked for me. Also when you scroll the page in IE, the content of the page scrolls ontop of the menu and header. Is z-index non-existant in IE as well?

Also when the page gets maximized, the menu kicks over about 300 pixels.
Here is the link to the site receiving the "face lift". www.dgal.org/upgrade/dgal/index.html

Also does anyone know of a way to run older browsers on your comp? Specifically IE. I know that Firefox, you just install in a different folder, but IE does not work this way. If anyone has any tricks, I'd love to hear them.


12-15-2006, 05:47 AM
This is a good CSS learning website http://w3schools.com/css

12-15-2006, 06:37 AM
One method for faking position:fixed in IE that has always worked for me is the one found here: http://www.cssplay.co.uk/layouts/fixed.html

As for running multiple versions of IE your system, yes you can do that. You would need to use standalone IE browsers. You can get many of them here: http://browsers.evolt.org/?ie/32bit/standalone

Getting them to work just as if they were installed takes a minor registry tweak and the download of a few files. Read this: http://www.positioniseverything.net/articles/multiIE.html

Good Luck.

12-15-2006, 05:50 PM
Thanks Aero, Upon clicking around I found something that helped greatly. Here is the link, it is a program that installs all of the IE versions for you. It works great. http://tredosoft.com/Multiple_IE go there and scroll to before the comments, and the download link is there.
I will try that page for the fixed issue. I'll get back to you on that.
Thanks again,