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    Exclamation 3 cols, all fixed - possible?

    Is it possible to build a 3 column, fixed width page with CSS that contains the main content straight after the <body> tag??

    I'm assuming that the ideal way of structuring the XHTML page is to put the main content (H1 tag, then <p> etc etc) at the top of the page, with the content of the two side-bars following afterwards.

    I found this, but simply puts content left to right, which seems a little limiting.

    Alternatively, should I be changing the way I design pages to make them all 100%??

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    Re: 3 cols, all fixed - possible?

    Originally posted by mlindop
    I found...which seems a little limiting.
    Why???
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    I'm not sure if this will help, but it might: http://www.thenoodleincident.com/tut...son/boxes.html

    Give it a look
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    Re: Re: 3 cols, all fixed - possible?

    Originally posted by beetle
    Why???
    ...because I need to put the content from the main (central) column first.

    as I understand it, this is one of the big benefits of css - improved accessibility and search engine optimisation.

    thanks for the link, swimm5001, but TNI only covers stretchy layouts.

    With the old table hack designers have got used to creating fixed width pages. Does the strict implementation of CSS now mean that our designs will have to change?

    thoughts anyone?
    Last edited by mlindop; Sep 4, 2002 at 05:13.

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    Content in the file:

    Nothing wrong with rearanging the <div>s in your first link: just move them around. As long as you don't change the nestling layout, it should work fine

    Absoloute layouts in CSS are easier than streachy ones

    OTOH, according to the Accessability Standards at W3C, all pages should be 100% anyway (or atleast use relative units)

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