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Hello. I am a not so good webmaster as I dont know css. Am in school studying it and in the meantime I help keep up a web site, but I don't use hardly any css. I use the old method inline css what I can get out of my books and web. I'd like to post a side bar to the left of my prsent content area.

I have a wrapper I believe around the content. I can use the inside of it or outside, whatever would be easy to edit later like remove & add another photo or text.

Am I posting this right by asking for the css? Thanks in advance. Oh my site is www.peekskillmuseum.org - thanks! Doug

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Welcome to CSSCreator

I'm pretty sure this isn't what you want to hear. You're trying to work with a table based layout, which means layout is not described by CSS without a lot of fiddling and reworking the html. I suggest you start rewriting the pages as well structured, semantic html.

I don't know how up-to-date your course is; my experience is that for the most part, college web development courses are badly behind the times, and are mostly shills for Adobe and Microsoft products. That's not to say you won't learn, but try to keep up with the industry outside of school. Work your way through the tutorials, in order—alternating html and css instruction, at htmldog.com. These are good tutes that will give you a feeling for the principles.

I'm sorry I couldn't give you something straightforward and simple. I just don't think your request has a doable response without a major overhaul of the markup.



If your web page is as clever as you can make it, it's probably too clever for you to debug or maintain.