off topic: OK the attack site message is driving me nuts. I knocked out all virus lines and re submitted the site but still getting the damn message. When I left it on friday just gone I had no attack crap signs. Ive knocked out the iframes on all pages. I cant even check the source code from home to see if its re infected. I’ll have to wait till tuesday before I can do anything about it
As Stevie D said above the faux column goes on a parent of the floated element (preferably not on the body though as that is always one pixel out on some browsers).
The parent holds the floats and therefore is always as tall as the tallest float and therefore an image repeated on the parent will always reach the bottom and make both columns appear to be equal. The actual columns don’t change their height but that doesn’t matter as they just lay on to p of the background.
More info here.
Your site is showing as an “atttack site” so you need to make sure all malware has been removed and then probably re-submit it to google (go to webmaster tools and
select request a review once you have cleaned the site ).
What you do with faux columns is create a single background image that goes behind both columns (eg on the <body> element). Each of the two columns then has a transparent background, so that the image behind shows through. That way, the background image stretches all the way down to the end. You just need to make sure that the background image is lined up correctly so that the two columns are correctly aligned with the background colours. It’s called faux columns, because the colour/image isn’t actually attached to the column, it’s just a visual trick.