Kevin, > I now have a "centrebox, leftcol, and rightcol" > arrangement, plus an alternate "sidebar" class where I can add marginal > comments to the area on the left. (I plan to go back and add a credit > comment for that CSS before I turn it live!) > I've got a sample up with the css inlined so it's visible to "show > source." Comments solicited: > > http://brasscannon.net/test.html I see only two columns and three patches of vertical color (tan, white, grey). Frankly, I can't make sense of your CSS. When this happens, I automatically run the page through a HTML validator since many CSS problems are virtually impossible to debug on a page where the HTML does not validate. Unfortunately, this page is a validation nightmare. Perhaps if you got the page to the point where the HTML validates, we might be able to assist with your CSS questions.