I've searched to boards and seen people with similar problems, but those threads didn't really help me out.
I helped a friend set up a wordpress blog (http://www.thepopcouture.com/style) with a theme (Random Background) I have used and customized many times before.
I had a lot of trouble with things going wrong this time, which may or may not be related to my current problem. I finally got everything looking the way I wanted, and then a few a days later I get an email from the friend saying that the background is going all the way down the page. I had this problem before, but did a fresh install of wordpress and that seemed to fix the issue.
What has happened is that footer has decided to take a vacation. I have no clear where it went. I'm not a css or php master or anything, but it seems to me that it should be there. The source code shows it, the correct php files are there, and I've used this theme numerous times with no issues. ( see http://artpollution.therobotbox.com and http://www.thepopcouture.com )
From what I understand, since the content is floated, it is determining it's width based on the footer. Since the footer is gone, the page fills in white starting where the content starts, right below the navigation. The background is tiling correctly, it's just hiding behind this giant white mass.
She claims that it always look this way, but I'm pretty sure it was working fine for a few days. She also claims she didn't touch anything, which I believe, because she royally screwed up the site earlier and is afraid of doing it again.
I tried re-installing the newest version of wordpress to see if it would magically fix the problem, but it did not. Any ideas?