I would have to echo what Thomas is saying here… and suggest that you
remove all the “design” elements from the template and focus instead on the
architecture of it. In other words, simplify so you can more easily see
where it breaks.
What I see are three main divisions under FWP’s PageDiv – each absolutely
positioned so they are layered in FWP… not inline. They appear in this
This appears to be your main “page” with the visual header, visual left
side sidebar, and visual footer. I say “visual” because I am describing
what I think is their intended function and don’t want those terms to be
confused with HTML5 construction elements (header, footer, aside, etc.).
This is an empty division (aka, HTML item) 200px x 53px, one layer above
the previous div and about 1742px down the “page” on the left side. Empty,
so I will ignore it and you can delete it. It serves no actual purpose.
Now this div holds all of what I will call your main content. It is also a
separate item one layer above the others, and because it is not inline with
“item1” it cannot push the “footer” down, just run over it. Now, maybe
there are RPL ways to make all this happen, but I don’t know them – I’m an
inline constructionist (or box-model-builder or whatever). Maybe simply
nesting the divs so they are children instead of siblings will be enough,
but again, that is not how I roll.
There is a final - and also empty set of nested divs - which occur at the
same level as the PageDiv (which among other things make me believe they
are not FWP generated - unless through some markup means)…
<div class="footer section" id="footer"></div>
Then some final scripts and the end of page code.
I know how confusing page code looks to those who are learning it – which
is why removing contents and actions and all that are helpful because they
remove distraction. Replace them with generic color blocks to represent
content until you can get the construction to work as you want, THEN start
slowly, incrementally adding design elements and stuff back in - always
checking that nothing breaks - until you have put in the final piece and it
all stays balanced.
That’s all I have to say about that, though I must point out I have never
used FWP to make a blogger page. So, Good luck!
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