Hiding the Vertical Scrollbar in IE
Also related to my little signage project in the last post, one problem I encountered was the IE would insist on displaying a vertical scrollbar even though it wasn't required - and since I knew the exact pixel dimensions of the display I knew I didn't need one. It turns out there are many solutions to this on the internet, it's a common complaint when IE is rendering in standards compliant mode, and the solution is easy enough, just put:
in your CSS file.
Comment from: Johnny [Visitor]
06/10/08 @ 12:49This way is obvious and is actually bad. If you have a style "width: 100%" on some block-level element inside your body it will grow off-screen (thus causing the horizontal scrollbar to appear!) when the vertical scrollbar appear (in the case of content growing vertically too much).
Comment from: robertc [Member] · http://www.boogdesign.com/
12/10/08 @ 21:33Hi Johnny, thanks for pointing that out. It didn't matter for me because, as I said, the whole point was to display the entire page within the known dimensions of the signage device, but anyone trying to solve this problem for a public internet page should bear this issue in mind.
Comment from: bharat [Visitor]
02/02/09 @ 06:36great man....i tried overflows on divs in my page but setting it to .html really worked and didnt spoin firefox ...tx