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Hi,
I am wanting a thee column layout that has a width of 100%, the right and left column can then be of fixed size. The twist is I want the centre column to be able to grow with fixed width content like images and flash animations. None of the 3 column layouts I have come across work when I have rather wide content in the middle column. The image or flash will either disappear under or go straight over the right column.

Does anyone here know if it is possible to have a 3 column layout that will allow the middle column to grow past the 100% width?

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So you want your middle

So you want your middle column to get as wide as needed? 5000px accross if needed?

If I'm understanding correctly, you are ok with having horizontal scrollbars on your page if needed?

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Titan793 wrote:If I'm

Titan793 wrote:

If I'm understanding correctly, you are ok with having horizontal scrollbars on your page if needed?

Yes your understanding is correct, I am happy for horizontal scrollbars to appear when I place in fixed width content of 1000 pixels say. As long as it goes back to 100% once I remove that fixed width content leaving me with just text in my middle column.

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Ok cool.. I just wanted to

Ok cool.. I just wanted to make sure I knew what you were trying to accomplish!

Give me a second to play around with that..

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Thanks for your time, It

Thanks for your time,

It seems like the only way to do this is to use tables. Otherwise the middle overflows onto the right column unless I tell it to create scroll bar to scroll within the middle column which I don’t want.

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Maybe mod this demo?

I don't know if this demo (meant to equalize vertically) can be modified to do what you want to, but it might be worth checking out?

http://www.pmob.co.uk/temp/3colfixedtest_4.htm

(I found it because the creator helped me with a different issue).

--Kir

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Thanks for your

Thanks for your suggestion,

Sadly placing in a wide image in the centre and reducing windows size still leads to the image overflowing into the right column.
The only settings for overflow are to hide it or use scroll bars. I want neither so the next thing I can use is min-width but I don’t know the size of the flash file before hand.

I am open to any new ideas.

Thanks