Are you familiar with the skidoo layouts suggested by Christian? They
are the most robust 3-column layouts I've tested so far and I wondered
how you viewed them compared with the negativemargins method. I had
checked out the ALA negative margin layout previously but didn't know
about the <?xml quirks thing (you DID mean "<?xml...>" and not
"<<?xml...>>", right? Doesn't matter as I tried both to be sure).
I added the xml string after observing that IE Mac and Win both have
undesired effects on columns (overlap, dropdown, other) when reducing
browser to very small widths, but the unwanted behaviors still
persisted after adding <?xml....
On the other hand, skidoo (not the "lean," which exhibits the same
problems as Holy Grail and negative margins; the full
version--"skidoo_too") did not exhibit any of the same problems that
negativemargins had with the 7 browsers I tested.
I have read a little on the group's "Avoiding Hacks" material.
Interesting way to iron out spacing and text-size problems. Thanks
UW Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
On Jul 20, 2006, at 4:07 PM, David Laakso wrote:
> Marcus Duke wrote:
>> I'm trying to do a 1-static-1 flexible-1 static 3-column layout...]
>> Also,is there a way to make the float 100% window height?
> The 3 column tutorial on this page
> <http://alistapart.com/articles/negativemargins> may meet your
> description, and need, for a stable, robust, layout that works well
> cross os/browser. And, if you would like to avoid some of the pain and
> suffering of coping with the various versions of the win/ie, play your
> cards right: put an xml declaration <<?xml version="1.0"
> encoding="utf-8"?> > above the doctype. It will put win/ie in
> quirksmode and make things go easier. Additionally, follow the
> suggestions at the top of this
> page<http://css-discuss.incutio.com/?page=AvoidingHacks> to help avoid
> hacks for ie, to boot.
>> Marcus Duke
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