3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 11, 2007 5:05 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Two column independent

    cpanon
      I have two different design conundrums, both related.
      How do I make a template that has a design of the navigation/graphic on the left side and the right column content independent? When I do it now it separates the navigation elements.

      Second how to you do this with a horizontal banner also in the template? Like a carpenter's square. With the content under the banner and to the right of the navigation expandable without changing the graphics.

      Is the need of nested tables and divs? How? tia
        • 1. Re: Two column independent
          Level 7
          >I have two different design conundrums, both related.
          > How do I make a template that has a design of the navigation/graphic on
          > the
          > left side and the right column content independent? When I do it now it
          > separates the navigation elements.

          I believe the problem you are having can be simplified if you consider this
          example -

          Put a 2 row by 2 column table on the page. Merge the two right hand cells
          into a single column. Put an image into each left cell, and you will see
          that they merge vertically seamlessly. Now begin to add content to the
          merged cell on the right and you will see that at some point you will have
          forced the two left cells to begin to split apart vertically. The more
          content you add to the right, the further apart the two left cells will get.
          See what I mean?

          To solve the problem, instead of making your page sit in a single table,
          have it in several nested tables. You should be able to put a two column
          table on the page with a nested table in each column. Put your navigation
          in the left nested table, and the
          content in the right nested table. Now, changes to either of the inner
          table's
          structure will not affect either of the inner nested tables.

          To include your banner, just merge the cells of the first row of the outer
          table and place your graphic in it.

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          "cpanon" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          >I have two different design conundrums, both related.
          > How do I make a template that has a design of the navigation/graphic on
          > the
          > left side and the right column content independent? When I do it now it
          > separates the navigation elements.
          >
          > Second how to you do this with a horizontal banner also in the template?
          > Like
          > a carpenter's square. With the content under the banner and to the right
          > of
          > the navigation expandable without changing the graphics.
          >
          > Is the need of nested tables and divs? How? tia
          >
          >


          • 2. Re: Two column independent
            cpanon Level 1
            Hi Murray
            Excellent and cogent.
            Now all I have is the slices of the original, not the fw document. Is there any easy way to piece it together so I can slice it again the way I need? Other than the obvious of doing it manually in fw. tia
            • 3. Re: Two column independent
              Level 7
              Do it manually in FW....

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              "cpanon" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
              news:f9lc4u$7lj$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              > Hi Murray
              > Excellent and cogent.
              > Now all I have is the slices of the original, not the fw document. Is
              > there
              > any easy way to piece it together so I can slice it again the way I need?
              > Other than the obvious of doing it manually in fw. tia
              >