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XF 1.4 Vertical justification of forum names and sidebar elements

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by jauburn, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. jauburn

    jauburn Well-Known Member

    This is something that has always bothered me about sidebars--or maybe it's about HTML, with its table-based structure: You have a left and right column, or even three columns, but it's damn hard, if not impossible, to get them vertically justified at the bottom.

    Yet vertical justification is a mainstay of design in the publishing world.

    I do crazy things like try to adjust the number of items in the sidebar(s) so that the vertical space occupied by the sidebars rougly equals the place where the forum names end.

    But this is crazy, really. It's allowing design limitations to dictate content.

    So is there a way to get xenforo, now or in the future, to have a layout option that forces vertical justification of columns?
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    If each column/div has different content, resulting in different lengths, then the only way to align them is to:
    • a) set a fixed height with overflow, which will result in a scrollbar for any elements which are longer than the fixed height, or
    • b) truncate the content, which obviously isn't desirable
     
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  3. jauburn

    jauburn Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I'm sure this presents tradeoffs that are technologically imposed, which is why it hasn't been done.
     

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