HOWTO: 3-column-layout in CSS

by Volker Weber

I'm sorry. Really. I didn't name it. I don't mean to overstate its importance or trivialize the other and rather weightier Holy Grails.

But the name's out there, and we all know what it means.

Three columns. One fixed-width sidebar for your navigation, another for, say, your Google Ads or your Flickr photos – and, as in a fancy truffle, a liquid center for the real substance. Its wide applicability in this golden age of blogging, along with its considerable difficulty, is what has earned the layout the title of Holy Grail.

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It makes perfect sense not to have a liquid layout.
Take for example the list apart site.

Karsten W. Rohrbach, 2006-01-31

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