[thelist] 3-column div hell....

Karl Jacobs Karl.W.Jacobs at aero.org
Fri Aug 6 14:51:06 CDT 2004

On Aug 6, 2004, at 11:58 AM, Tony Crockford wrote:

> 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?

Ok, yeah, that should work, I should have thought of that.  (Smacks 
self upside head....)

Now, how do I fix that problem where the footer is coming up under the 
left and right columns?...  (see the other two pics).  I tried a div 
with clear: both; but that didn't work.

-- Karl

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