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Create an absolutely positioned div that auto overflows if screen gets smaller but doesn't expand past the height of the content
<!DOCTYPE html>
html, body { margin:0px;padding:0px;height:100%;width:100%; }
#left-side { float:left;background-color:#E5EBF2;width:25%;border-right: 1px solid #B4B4B4;height:100%; }
#right-side { float:left;position:relative;height:100%;width:70%; }
#floater { background-color:lightgray;position:absolute;padding:5px;width:365px;top:20px;left:-15px;-moz-box-shadow: 0 4px 8px rgba(0,0,0,0.6);-webkit-box-shadow: 0 4px 8px rgba(0,0,0,0.6);-o-box-shadow: 0 4px 8px rgba(0,0,0,0.6);box-shadow: 0 4px 8px rgba(0,0,0,0.6); }
/*the `magic`*/
#floater { overflow-y:auto;height:auto;max-height:90%; }
<section id="left-side"></section>
<section id="right-side">
<div id="floater">
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