First time posting a question, have been reading for a few weeks.
I've got a design I'm adapting to a CMS that calls the sections dynamically..
I want my sidebar on the left. I've seen arguments regarding SEO and content
coming first in the code. Therein lies the dilemma.
My design has a background image, which I've set to a wrapper for the
sidebar and content. No problems, if I have a lot of "content" for the
content div, all is well. I use a position: absolute for the sidebar, and
call it after the content.
However, if I don't have any content, the wrapper only wants to extend the
length of content, not the sidebar.
I'm doing this on a Mac, but I checked the main page in IE 6, it looked
fine. Everything is valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional, and the CSS validated as
My question is this: is there another way to get the sidebar to come first
on the screen but second in the code, and are there any insights into the
arguments regarding content coming first in the code in the first place?
Thanks in advance for any opinions.
Michael B aka miklb
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