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Undefined gap/space below my page

I recently discovered that there was a wide gap below my page and I do not know what was causing this. I tried using Firebug and I discovered that it was my #wrapper div that has this wide gap (possibly padding) in the bottom. However, I didn't specify any wide gap below my page except for a margin-bottom of 30px. Also, I tried looking at my page on my tablet and surprisingly, there was no wide gap to be found. I tried using both Firefox and Chrome on my desktop and they both show the same issue. Is this a browser default? Has anyone encountered the same issue?

I tried accessing my site using my LAN connection and the space was gone. Then I tried using my 3G dongle (which is a different network) and the space was back. I think this has something to do with my network :S

4 Answers

Please link to the web page in reference and, if you can provide it, a sample of the code used for the issue in question. Thanks!

Check the bottom margin on the last element on your page (the p tag in your footer).

The #footer p is working as expected. The div#wrapper is the one causing the problem.

James Barnett
James Barnett
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Edward Palomo - There's no gap per se instead there's no more content to fill the screen.

To change this I move the #footer element outside of the #wrapper element & then position it at the bottom of the page with position: absolute

Here I made a codepen to show you

/* position the footer at the bottom of the page */
#footer p {
  position: absolute;
  bottom: 0;

/* center the footer on the page, since it's no longer inside the wrapper*/
#footer { 
  margin: 0 auto;
  width: 940px;

James Barnett - I appreciate the help! :)

However, I think I know the culprit now. It seems that my (3G) network was injecting some sort of script below the page causing the gap.