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View Full Version : A Way To Make This "Holy Grail" Have Faux Columns?



inVINCEable
06-02-2007, 04:29 AM
I have been using this layout. I am sorry I cannot post my own code because it only exists locally here on my machine. But my layout is EXACTLY the same as this format. I am just wondering if there is a way to make it so I can have the two sidebars have a "faux" column or have columns that expand all the way down not making them cut off as they do here.

Here's the layout:

http://www.glish.com/css/7.asp

Thanks.

koyama
06-02-2007, 05:37 AM
I have been using this layout. I am sorry I cannot post my own code because it only exists locally here on my machine. But my layout is EXACTLY the same as this format. I am just wondering if there is a way to make it so I can have the two sidebars have a "faux" column or have columns that expand all the way down not making them cut off as they do here.
If you are just looking for uniform colored faux columns, then it looks like it is possible to achieve that by replacing the left and right margins of the #centercontent with colored borders having the same width as the margins. Doing it may be a little tricky because you will have to make changes several places due to all the hacks that are used.

Keep in mind that the template you are using has some weaknesses because of its use of absolute positioning of the left and right columns. For example you won't be able to add a footer without risking overlap with the left and right column.

Also, you probably don't need IE5 support any longer. Dropping this would make it possible to simplify the code enormously.

Is it really a requirement that the center columns appears first in source? If not I would look for an alternative template.



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