12 Replies Latest reply on Sep 10, 2008 8:32 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Help with divs and columns please?

    thots22
      Hello all,
      I'm quite new to dreamweaver and having problems. I am designing a site with 3 columns (left for nav, middle for main content and right for offers & advertising etc.) I am using tables within the divs to organise content and I have aligned the divs left and in all sorts of other ways to try and get them to look like 3 columns but no matter what I do the right column always ends up underneath the middle column. What am I doing wrong?

      Thanks in advance
        • 1. Re: Help with divs and columns please?
          Level 7
          Start with a three column, single row table. Put each of your three column
          tables into their respective slot in that outer table.

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          "thots22" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:ga8rqh$mnv$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          > Hello all,
          > I'm quite new to dreamweaver and having problems. I am designing a site
          > with 3
          > columns (left for nav, middle for main content and right for offers &
          > advertising etc.) I am using tables within the divs to organise content
          > and I
          > have aligned the divs left and in all sorts of other ways to try and get
          > them
          > to look like 3 columns but no matter what I do the right column always
          > ends up
          > underneath the middle column. What am I doing wrong?
          >
          > Thanks in advance
          >

          • 2. Re: Help with divs and columns please?
            Level 7
            "Murray *ACE*" <forums@HAHAgreat-web-sights.com> wrote in message
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            > Start with a three column, single row table. Put each of your three
            > column tables into their respective slot in that outer table.

            Was it wildtree? And the announcement :)

            Cheers!



            • 3. Re: Help with divs and columns please?
              Level 7
              Heh - no. It was the perceived status of the OP.

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              "Jay Jhabrix" <jhabrix@gmail.com> wrote in message
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              > "Murray *ACE*" <forums@HAHAgreat-web-sights.com> wrote in message
              > news:ga8s4f$n1t$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              >> Start with a three column, single row table. Put each of your three
              >> column tables into their respective slot in that outer table.
              >
              > Was it wildtree? And the announcement :)
              >
              > Cheers!
              >
              >
              >

              • 4. Re: Help with divs and columns please?
                Level 7
                "Murray *ACE*" <forums@HAHAgreat-web-sights.com> wrote in message
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                > Heh - no. It was the perceived status of the OP.

                That's what i kind of figured... but couldn't resist the dig ;->


                • 5. Re: Help with divs and columns please?
                  Level 7
                  I can take it....

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                  "Jay Jhabrix" <jhabrix@gmail.com> wrote in message
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                  > "Murray *ACE*" <forums@HAHAgreat-web-sights.com> wrote in message
                  > news:ga8vu7$rpa$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                  >
                  >> Heh - no. It was the perceived status of the OP.
                  >
                  > That's what i kind of figured... but couldn't resist the dig ;->
                  >

                  • 6. Re: Help with divs and columns please?
                    Level 7
                    "Murray *ACE*" <forums@HAHAgreat-web-sights.com> wrote in message
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                    >I can take it....

                    I know, that's why i made it... :)


                    • 7. Re: Help with divs and columns please?
                      Level 7
                      Murray,

                      BTW... am trying to create a 3 column site... staying away from tables... :)

                      As i see it i have two choices:
                      1/ Go for a 'faux column" kind of solution
                      2/ PVII's javascript driven answer

                      Ideally, i'd like to do it purely in CSS but with minimal hacks. I will be
                      using tables but don't want them to be a feature of the design... purely for
                      content. Background white. But want to have four borders... left, right and
                      the two central ones. Fixed width. Any suggestions, links?

                      (One menu is definitely PMM.)

                      Cheers,

                      JJ

                      "Murray *ACE*" <forums@HAHAgreat-web-sights.com> wrote in message
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                      >I can take it....
                      >
                      > --
                      > Murray --- ICQ 71997575
                      > Adobe Community Expert
                      > (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
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                      > http://www.dwfaq.com - DW FAQs, Tutorials & Resources
                      > ==================
                      >
                      >
                      > "Jay Jhabrix" <jhabrix@gmail.com> wrote in message
                      > news:ga91so$ph$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                      >> "Murray *ACE*" <forums@HAHAgreat-web-sights.com> wrote in message
                      >> news:ga8vu7$rpa$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                      >>
                      >>> Heh - no. It was the perceived status of the OP.
                      >>
                      >> That's what i kind of figured... but couldn't resist the dig ;->
                      >>
                      >


                      • 8. Re: Help with divs and columns please?
                        Level 7
                        Actually, it was such an impassioned and convincing argument that I have
                        renounced CSS layouts and have resolved to return to the <font> tag.

                        Uhhh - not.

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                        "Jay Jhabrix" <jhabrix@gmail.com> wrote in message
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                        > "Murray *ACE*" <forums@HAHAgreat-web-sights.com> wrote in message
                        > news:ga920g$tv$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                        >>I can take it....
                        >
                        > I know, that's why i made it... :)
                        >

                        • 9. Re: Help with divs and columns please?
                          Level 7
                          Faux columns. I don't like javascript solutions.

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                          "Jay Jhabrix" <jhabrix@gmail.com> wrote in message
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                          > Murray,
                          >
                          > BTW... am trying to create a 3 column site... staying away from tables...
                          > :)
                          >
                          > As i see it i have two choices:
                          > 1/ Go for a 'faux column" kind of solution
                          > 2/ PVII's javascript driven answer
                          >
                          > Ideally, i'd like to do it purely in CSS but with minimal hacks. I will be
                          > using tables but don't want them to be a feature of the design... purely
                          > for content. Background white. But want to have four borders... left,
                          > right and the two central ones. Fixed width. Any suggestions, links?
                          >
                          > (One menu is definitely PMM.)
                          >
                          > Cheers,
                          >
                          > JJ
                          >
                          > "Murray *ACE*" <forums@HAHAgreat-web-sights.com> wrote in message
                          > news:ga920g$tv$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                          >>I can take it....
                          >>
                          >> --
                          >> Murray --- ICQ 71997575
                          >> Adobe Community Expert
                          >> (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
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                          >> http://www.projectseven.com/go - DW FAQs, Tutorials & Resources
                          >> http://www.dwfaq.com - DW FAQs, Tutorials & Resources
                          >> ==================
                          >>
                          >>
                          >> "Jay Jhabrix" <jhabrix@gmail.com> wrote in message
                          >> news:ga91so$ph$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                          >>> "Murray *ACE*" <forums@HAHAgreat-web-sights.com> wrote in message
                          >>> news:ga8vu7$rpa$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                          >>>
                          >>>> Heh - no. It was the perceived status of the OP.
                          >>>
                          >>> That's what i kind of figured... but couldn't resist the dig ;->
                          >>>
                          >>
                          >
                          >

                          • 10. Re: Help with divs and columns please?
                            thots22 Level 1
                            Thanks for the advice,
                            I'm trying to stay away from using just tables for the overall layout too and I thought I would be able to use 3 divs, 1 for each column, and then use tables inside the divs for content. Is this possible or what are the other options?

                            Cheers
                            • 11. Re: Help with divs and columns please?
                              Level 7
                              Using tables inside of divs would be functionally equivalent to using tables
                              alone, no? I mean, I'm just saying....

                              Anyhow, sure, it's possible to put tables inside divs and build a site that
                              way. But why not do it all the way?

                              http://apptools.com/examples/pagelayout101.php


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                              "thots22" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                              news:ga9p42$ra7$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                              > Thanks for the advice,
                              > I'm trying to stay away from using just tables for the overall layout too
                              > and
                              > I thought I would be able to use 3 divs, 1 for each column, and then use
                              > tables
                              > inside the divs for content. Is this possible or what are the other
                              > options?
                              >
                              > Cheers
                              >

                              • 12. Re: Help with divs and columns please?
                                Level 7

                                "Murray *ACE*" <forums@HAHAgreat-web-sights.com> wrote in message
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                                > Faux columns. I don't like javascript solutions.
                                >

                                OK... thanks...