Michael Pemberton wrote: > So, my question is, is it possible to obtain a standards-compliant, > DIV-based, CSS coded layout that has the following features: yup, very possible. > > I have played with the code for a week or so, and am still finding > problems with IE. I have found many sites that say I need to look at > the "float" property to get the required look. But IE keeps randomly > wrapping the right hand column to beneath my left-hand column. Sounds like you're running into problems with IE's rendering of the box model. if it's too wide, it will get pushed down. http://tantek.com/CSS/Examples/boxmodelhack.html > I am also not sure about the float option allowing me to make sure > that the content section is never overlapped by my navigation panels. Honestly, for the layout you suggest, i would use absolute positioning over floats. In my opinion, floats are good for 2 column designs, or lining up 2 main 'cells', but after that, you're going to run into the exact problems you are hitting and then some. further more, you only have left and right as options- so your 4 column footer is simply out of the question-- again, unless you hack up the floating properties and use some crazy margins- but at that point, why not just position absolutely? > http://www.michaelpemberton.net/intranet.png Your link won't load for me.