2 column layout, float or absolute positioning

Hi from 17°C Partly Cloudy Wind: SW at 9 mph Humidity: 59% wakefield UK :slight_smile:

Ive gone back to css school and have started out wanting to hand code a simple 2 column liquid layout.

Following an o’reilly css cook book tutorial i came up with this:

I then compared sitepoints css anthology 2 column tutorial and I noticed a difference.

The difference is to do with the left column. The O’reilly book uses a float but the sitepoint uses absolute positioning.

So my question is, what is seen as better practive to get the left column in position, float or absolute positioning?

Any insights welcome :slight_smile:

I’d normally float unless there’s a good reason not to :slight_smile:

Thank you