At 19:21 on Friday, 06 Aug 2004, Karl Jacobs wrote: >> Like someone else said, if you could give us a mockup of what you're >> trying to accomplish, we could come up with some way to do it. >> >> > > Here's a link for a jpg of what I'm trying to do. Just those three > columns, with the two vertical rules. The width is fixed, and > everything is aligned left. (there are container divs for the whole > body). The content in the divs will be changing weekly, so the length of > that content is variable. > > ftp://drop.aero.org/pub/in.coming/Picture-5.jpg > > I've got the menu working nice in CSS as a styled UL. Just need those > bloody columns. it's all fixed width? just the height varies? create a single pixel high jpg, the width of your container with the column marks in the right places, use it as a background on the container, tile repeat it vertically. the column marks are part of the container which grows whichever column is tallest - just show them through the contained divs by setting their backgrounds to transparent. now why won't that work?