Update to my first post:
I fixed the issue with the menu being cut off with setting the min-height:300 for .customBodyRight. This gave it enough room to display the menu.
It took me a while to find where the issue lives, but I finally found it. The class .ms-ToolPaneOuter is falling into the overflow area outside of my centered content. Since I have overflow:hidden for the body set it causes it to "disappear".
Anyone have any recommendations for using a fixed width page and still being able to see/change a web parts' properties?
Did anyone experience this when writing the book? I see on page 278 section 2 that the web part properties, when launched appear on the left side of the page. So that means something (CSS?, DIV?) moves that from the right to the left of the screen.
Last edited by Dan.Hudson; January 26th, 2011 at 08:35 AM..
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