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My holy Grail: CSS 3column layout

Can CSS be used to accomplish this



11:28 pm on Sep 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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< I've seen > a site with a three column layout done with tables, i am trying to acheive this using CSS.

My main criteria is that the content areas do not overlap even when the user presses ctrl_key+plus_key to zoom into the page. Notice how the whole site just zooms and the scroll is added as the font size increases.

All suggestions welcomed.

Thanks in advance.

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[edited by: tedster at 4:08 am (utc) on Sep. 20, 2007]


12:37 am on Sep 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Do a web search for "faux columns" and you will find exactly what you are looking for.



10:37 am on Sep 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Or, do a search for 'glish', there are a few templates there you can use as a starting point.

JAB Creations

5:03 pm on Sep 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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This is the current maximum support for CSS3 multiple columns. Hopefully Opera 10 and IE8 will add support though we can only hope. :)

Gecko - CSS

div.mcol {-moz-column-count: 2;}

Gecko - XHTML
<div class="mcol"></div>

Webkit - CSS

div.mcol {
-webkit-column-count: 2;
-webkit-column-rule: 2px dotted #222;

Webkit - XHTML
<div class="mcol"></div>

- John


2:45 pm on Sep 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Thanks a million for your responses guys. I ran a couple of searches and i think i am going to work with a design i saw outlined in a book, using faux columns.

To the admins:
Sorry about the example link.


2:58 pm on Sep 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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There's also a handy online tool called layoutomatic to quickly generate a 3 column layout.

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