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05-04-2006, 03:57 PM
Excuse my ignorance if this has a really obvious answer :s

How do I get the length of my right column to expand to the full length of the content on the left?

Here's my example page: www.simonmerrick.co.uk/newsite/sounds.html

on this page you can see how I want it to look: www.simonmerrick.co.uk/newsite/index.html

It works there because the content in the right column is great than the left. But how do I get it to work the other way around? Is it just a case of inserting <br>'s ?

05-04-2006, 04:30 PM
One technique used quite often is to fake it: this was dubbed "faux columns (http://www.alistapart.com/articles/fauxcolumns/)" by the original author.
In essence, it simulates equal height columns by using an appropriate background image on a container element that hold both columns. The columns themselves only occupy the amount of space needed for their content; the background image provides the visual cue of them continuing down to the very bottom.

05-04-2006, 06:38 PM
Google for "clear floats" to solve the problem.

05-05-2006, 02:29 PM
ok thanks. i'll check both of these out.