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jQuery/CSS Technique to Make a Scrollable Sidebar
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On my website there are short pages with a very long sidebar. The main content ends but the sidebar keeps going, which pushes the footer down and extends the overall length of the page. It creates a huge annoying empty space. It annoys me because the lower content of the sidebar is not primary, it's very secondary.

Here's an example page:   [obscured]  /manager-jobs/

So, I have a solution in mind, but I don't know how to implement it with jQuery and CSS. If you can help, it would be great. Here's what I envision:

Set the height of the sidebar container to the same height of the main content container using JavaScript. Set overflow to hidden. Then use a JavaScript scrolling technique like that which Facebook uses in their right side ticker. That is, when the cursor is close to the edge of the element, a thin scroll-bar fades into view so that you can grab it with the mouse and scroll.

I also need the final solution to have a visual cue when overflowing content is hidden, like a f...

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Desired Skills
CSS, Javascript, jQuery
Job ID: 29474553
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