[UPHPU] Good CSS two-column layout?
haas at xmission.com
Fri Feb 15 06:48:17 MST 2008
Does anybody know of a way to solve the two-column layout problem
without using either a table or ugly non-portable looking CSS hacks?
I'm referring to the situation where a page has two columns. Each
column needs to have its own background color different from the page
background color, and we don't know in advance which column will be
longer. The basic problem is that CSS doesn't have a way to assign
something like "height: 100%" to a div. I've googled around and found
two basic CSS approaches: one involves generating an image file to use
as a background behind the column, and the other involves padding the
column down to a location somewhere around St. George :-).
Both of these techniques look like they are more trouble than they are
worth. Of course it is trivially easy to solve the problem cleanly
using a table to lay out the columns, but before stooping to that
obsolete way of doing things :-|) I thought I'd ask.
Thanks -- Walt
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