> The left-hand menu is floated (my style sheet is at > http://www.calwater.com/dac_test/layout.css), but I don't want content > in the main area to wrap under the left-hand menu. BTW, I used float > for > the menu because I want the main content area to resize with the > document window, and am not sure how to do that with absolute > positioning, > Check out <http://www.alistapart.com/articles/holygrail>: In Search of the Holy Grail by Matthew Levine "I’m sorry. Really. I didn’t name it. I don’t mean to overstate its importance or trivialize the other and rather weightier Holy Grails. "But the name’s out there, and we all know what it means. "Three columns. One fixed-width sidebar for your navigation, another for, say, your Google Ads or your Flickr photos—and, as in a fancy truffle, a liquid center for the real substance. Its wide applicability in this golden age of blogging, along with its considerable difficulty, is what has earned the layout the title of Holy Grail." Jeffrey — Jeffrey Barke Senior developer / information architect theMechanism New York 440 9th Avenue 8th Floor New York, NY 10001-1631 e: jeffrey.barke at theMechanism.com w: http://theMechanism.com t: +1 212 404 3150 f: +1 212 404 3228 — theMechanism is a multi-disciplinary design agency with offices in New York, London and Durban, South Africa.