Being a CSS novice myself, I first posted this in the newbie section, but nobody replied.
Our site looks great in everything but Windows IE5. The two eyesores are 1) the color of the left column doesn't appear and 2) the text in the main column spills past the right side of the browser window so a viewer has to scroll to read everything.
Any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated!
For problem number two, try removing all CSS from the maincol CSS file. It may well fix your problem. (In short... it doesn't necessarly need to be floated left, since the left column already is, and the other attributes I think are purely not needed).
Additionally, remove the following CSS from the leftcol's css:
As for the first problem, the colour shows for me.
Thanks much! Your suggestions eliminated the scroll problem.