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Botos Claudia
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Botos Claudia
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The height of the body does not take up to 100%

I want to ad an aside nav li and add the height of 100% to it, but it does not take the full height of the window. I even added html and body together a height of 100%, it made it longer but still not to full height. Could someone help me please! I googled it the whole day and haven't been able to find a solution . Thanks in advance!

2 Answers

Kallil Belmonte
Kallil Belmonte
35,561 Points

For the property "height: 100%" to work, the parent must have a fixed height (example: height: 200px).

So depending the case you could use:

 height: 100vh;


position: absolute;
top: 0; (or 100px - the 100px would be the size of the menu/element above)
bottom: 0;

Maybe try to set the value in 'vh' instead of a percentage? For example:

height= 100vh;

Or set the body's margins to 0?

body {
margin: 0;

(and maybe the padding, too?)