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I've looked at a bunch of css sites and they all talk about static L+R and fluid centers, or all static or all fluid, but I haven't seen anybody with a static center and a fluid L+R (or maybe I just haven't looked hard enough and I'm being lazy).

Chances are there are many ways to do this. Whoever comes up with the best way gets a cookie.

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[solved] Three column layout, static center and fluid L+R

And what have you come up with so far? Smile

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[solved] Three column layout, static center and fluid L+R

Nothing what so ever...

That's why I'm asking you guys -.-

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[solved] Three column layout, static center and fluid L+R

Nope, it's not. I don't see the left and right columns getting small as I make my window smaller.
And the center column changes size as I resize my screen.
The center column is supposed to stay a fixed width and the left and right columns are supposed to change in size (be fluid).

Keep looking.

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[solved] Three column layout, static center and fluid L+R

scwizard wrote:
Keep looking.

Are you telling me to keep looking? No, actually, I think I'll pass.

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[solved] Three column layout, static center and fluid L+R

SC, we're not here to do you work for you. Have a look for tutorals yourself and try things, it's the only way to learn.

This page might help you.

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Scwizard you're starting to be overtly cheeky, I wasn't happy with your tone towards a forum member on your centering floated images thread who was trying to help you with your problem and when you're plea for a guru to help out was answered you threw his advice back in his face somewhat.

I think you may have mis-understood the purpose of this forum, it does not exist as a means of doing work for people it is a learning forum, a place where people may get help with problems but that does not mean that you simply should expect solutions handed to you on a plate , that kind of attitude will very rapidly turn people off providing any sort of dialogue.

It is expected and looked for that people asking questions are willing to participate in working through the problems with members, showing some willingness to learn and develope their. understanding.

This is precisely why I answered in the manner I did to this thread.

Of course I may be overlooking you're sense of humour, but if I am others will be too, so overall I would have a think about how you're coming across on the forum.

Definitely no further comments telling us what to do even in jest!

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[solved] Three column layout, static center and fluid L+R

Sorry about my tone. I'm just kinda fusterated.
I thought this would be a quick anwser to a easy question.

I was kinda annoyed after someone posted a bogus anwser and didn't bother to even suggest any possible approaches.

I have been doing thinking about this and looking through layouts myself and trying different things out, but I've been at a standstill. I was merely hoping that someone whould be able to supply a starting point.

The nearest I've gotten to a solution is knowing that you can center content by fixing the width and setting margins to auto. I didn't bother going over the details of this inital approach because it's been unfruitful (because I can't get content to stop at where the margins begin) and it's self evident, espeically to people with the experiance you guys have.

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scwizard wrote:
I was kinda annoyed after someone posted a bogus anwser

This?

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And what have you come up with so far? Smile

scwizard wrote:
and didn't bother to even suggest any possible approaches.

No?

Show us the code you've tried, we'll see if anywhere where you're going wrong.

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scwizard wrote:
I was kinda annoyed after someone posted a bogus anwser and didn't bother to even suggest any possible approaches.

I misread your post and would've apologised if your attitude had been different but it isn't so I won't bother replying to any more of your threads.

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[solved] Three column layout, static center and fluid L+R

Well, I finally did it, no thanks to any of you *Long Suffering People* who provided exactly help.

The result is here: http://scwizard.awardspace.com/FluidLR.html
Tested only in firefox so far.

Peace out forever *we are not at all*.

Childish comments *edited* out /Hugo.

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Well well done wasn't that hard was it ? although I doubt for one second that you 'did' it yourself, another copy and paste special eh Wink

I had got the impression from your blog of a reasonably mature youngish intelligent chap, funny how in reality we so easily let the guard slip, I now place you at around early teens that coupled with the attitude places you far bellow the level I would consider offering help to.

Adieu mon ami.

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I did it myself, but you don't have to belive me if you don't want to.
You can deny that I did all I want but it won't make it not true.

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static centre column

I've been trying to get a static centre column as well, for mainly ie6 use.
My problem is that I need to put a vertical series of small tables down the centre column. These have a small photo in the left cell(179px wide with their border), and text in the right-hand cell. The width of these tables needs to be 400 or 450px, and it would be fine for the text side to narrow if someone had a very small screen. The minimum I can take the side cols to is 130px, but 150px looks better.

I have tried several three col layouts (Warning! Amateur here!), including some where a scroll bar for the centre col will appear if the screen is narrowed. BUT on each of them the centred tables vanish at exactly this point. Sometimes they are way down the page, or in the footer.

The RedMelon layout I did try, but was rather unstable.

Using min max width javascripts hasn't helped, nor has putting a min-width on the centre column or on various levels of wrapper.

I need to force statis and a scroll bar before the tables vanish, but cannot work out how to do this.

Can someone give me a clue?

Many thanks.

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scwizard wrote:
Well, I finally did it, no thanks to any of you *Long Suffering People* who provided exactly help.

I'm pretty sure Tyssen pointed you to some articles and layouts?

Vive, it's impolite to hijack someone's thread. Please start your own topic in the Beginner's CSS forum Wink

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static center column - hijack?

Sorry, I thought that as it is the same problem as Scwizard was asking for help with, it would be OK. I tried his solution, but it was not happy in ie.
I will ask again in the beginner's css forum.