Three Column Divider in CSS

Three Column Divider in CSS

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Three Column Divider in CSS

Post icon  Posted 06 July 2009 - 11:45 AM

I have been racking my brain trying to write the CSS and HTML code for a three column divided template page. I've been trying to use this code:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<html>
<!-- DW6 -->
<head>
<!-- Copyright 2005 Macromedia, Inc. All rights reserved. -->
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="3col_leftNav.css" type="text/css">
</head>
<body>
<div id="masthead">
  <h1 id="siteName">Site Name</h1>
  <div id="globalNav"> <a href="#">global link</a> | <a href="#">global link</a> | <a href="#">global link</a> | <a href="#">global link</a> | <a href="#">global link</a> | <a href="#">global link</a> | <a href="#">global link</a> </div>
  <h2 id="pageName">Page Name</h2>
  <div id="breadCrumb"> <a href="#">breadcrumb</a> / <a href="#">breadcrumb</a> / <a href="#">breadcrumb</a> / </div>
</div>
<div id="navBar">
  <div id="search">
	<form action="#">
	  <label>search</label>
	  <input name="searchFor" type="text" size="10">
	  <input name="goButton" type="submit" value="go">
	</form>
  </div>
  
  <div id="sectionLinks">
	<h3>Section Links</h3>
	<ul>
	  <li><a href="#">Section Link</a></li>
	  <li><a href="#">Section Link</a></li>
	  <li><a href="#">Section Link</a></li>
	  <li><a href="#">Section Link</a></li>
	  <li><a href="#">Section Link</a></li>
	  <li><a href="#">Section Link</a></li>
	</ul>
  </div>
  <div class="relatedLinks">
	<h3>Related Link Category</h3>
	<ul>
	  <li><a href="#">Related Link</a></li>
	  <li><a href="#">Related Link</a></li>
	  <li><a href="#">Related Link</a></li>
	  <li><a href="#">Related Link</a></li>
	  <li><a href="#">Related Link</a></li>
	  <li><a href="#">Related Link</a></li>
	</ul>
  </div>
  <div class="relatedLinks">
	<h3>Related Link Category</h3>
	<ul>
	  <li><a href="#">Related Link</a></li>
	  <li><a href="#">Related Link</a></li>
	  <li><a href="#">Related Link</a></li>
	  <li><a href="#">Related Link</a></li>
	  <li><a href="#">Related Link</a></li>
	  <li><a href="#">Related Link</a></li>
	</ul>
  </div>
</div>
<!--end navBar div -->
<div id="headlines">
  <h3>Headlines</h3>
  <p> Headline <a href="#">full story...</a> </p>
  <p> Headline <a href="#">full story...</a> </p>
  <p> Headline <a href="#">full story...</a> </p>
  <p> Headline <a href="#">full story...</a> </p>
  <p> Headline <a href="#">full story...</a> </p>
  <p> Headline <a href="#">full story...</a> </p>
  <div id="advert"> <img src="" alt="" width="107" height="66"> Ad copy ad copy ad copy. Ad copy ad copy. </div>
</div>
<!--end headlines -->
<div id="content">
  <div class="feature"> <img src="" alt="" width="250" height="250">
	<h3>Feature title</h3>
	<p> Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Donec molestie. Sed aliquam sem ut arcu. Phasellus sollicitudin. Vestibulum condimentum facilisis nulla. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Nulla nonummy. Cras quis libero. Cras venenatis. Aliquam posuere lobortis pede. Nullam fringilla urna id leo. Praesent aliquet pretium erat. Praesent non odio. Pellentesque a magna a mauris vulputate lacinia. Aenean viverra. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos hymenaeos. Aliquam lacus. Mauris magna eros, semper a, tempor et, rutrum et, tortor. </p>
  </div>
  <div class="story">
	<h3>Story Title</h3>
	<p> Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Donec molestie. Sed aliquam sem ut arcu. Phasellus sollicitudin. Vestibulum condimentum facilisis nulla. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Nulla nonummy. Cras quis libero. Cras venenatis. Aliquam posuere lobortis pede. Nullam fringilla urna id leo. Praesent aliquet pretium erat. Praesent non odio. Pellentesque a magna a mauris vulputate lacinia. Aenean viverra. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos hymenaeos. Aliquam lacus. Mauris magna eros, semper a, tempor et, rutrum et, tortor. </p>
	<p> Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Donec molestie. Sed aliquam sem ut arcu. Phasellus sollicitudin. Vestibulum condimentum facilisis nulla. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Nulla nonummy. Cras quis libero. Cras venenatis. Aliquam posuere lobortis pede. Nullam fringilla urna id leo. Praesent aliquet pretium erat. Praesent non odio. Pellentesque a magna a mauris vulputate lacinia. Aenean viverra. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos hymenaeos. Aliquam lacus. Mauris magna eros, semper a, tempor et, rutrum et, tortor. </p>
  </div>
  <div class="story">
	<h3>Story Title</h3>
	<p> Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Donec molestie. Sed aliquam sem ut arcu. Phasellus sollicitudin. Vestibulum condimentum facilisis nulla. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Nulla nonummy. Cras quis libero. Cras venenatis. Aliquam posuere lobortis pede. Nullam fringilla urna id leo. Praesent aliquet pretium erat. Praesent non odio. Pellentesque a magna a mauris vulputate lacinia. Aenean viverra. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos hymenaeos. Aliquam lacus. Mauris magna eros, semper a, tempor et, rutrum et, tortor. </p>
	<p> Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Donec molestie. Sed aliquam sem ut arcu. Phasellus sollicitudin. Vestibulum condimentum facilisis nulla. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Nulla nonummy. Cras quis libero. Cras venenatis. Aliquam posuere lobortis pede. Nullam fringilla urna id leo. Praesent aliquet pretium erat. Praesent non odio. Pellentesque a magna a mauris vulputate lacinia. Aenean viverra. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos hymenaeos. Aliquam lacus. Mauris magna eros, semper a, tempor et, rutrum et, tortor. </p>
  </div>
</div>
<!--end content -->
<div id="siteInfo"> <img src="" width="44" height="22"> <a href="#">About Us</a> | <a href="#">Site Map</a> | <a href="#">Privacy Policy</a> | <a href="#">Contact Us</a> | &copy;2003 Company Name </div>
<br>
<div align="left" id="nav">
   <ul>
	  <li><a href="http://mywebpages.comcast.net/moronicbajebus/">Sea Mus N Squirrel</a></li>
	  <li><a href="http://mywebpages.comcast.net/moronicbajebus/about/">About</a></li>
	  <li><a href="http://mywebpages.comcast.net/moronicbajebus/cssplay/">CSS Play</a></li>
	  <li><a href="http://mywebpages.comcast.net/moronicbajebus/rantsandlike/">Rants &amp; Like</a></li>
   </ul>
</div>
</body>
</html>




Ive been just trying to insert addtional material into the appropriate left, right, and middle div containers But when I attempt that the columns become resized out of proportion or the columns formatting becomes unmanagable.

From my research I know that 3 column dividers using div tags is a huge topic in CSS so any knowledge or even basic tutorial will help tremendously. Thanks

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Re: Three Column Divider in CSS

Posted 06 July 2009 - 12:51 PM

Where's your CSS??

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Re: Three Column Divider in CSS

Posted 08 July 2009 - 07:43 AM

ody{
	font-family: Arial,sans-serif;
	color: #9C9A9C;
	line-height: 1.166;	
	margin: 0px;
	padding: 0px;
}

a{
	color: #006699;
	text-decoration: none;
}

a:link{
	color: #006699;
	text-decoration: none;
}

a:visited{
	color: #006699;
	text-decoration: none;
}

a:hover{
	color: #006699;
	text-decoration: underline;
}

h1{
 font-family: Verdana,Arial,sans-serif;
 font-size: 120%;
 color: #334d55;
 margin: 0px;
 padding: 0px;
}

h2{
 font-family: Arial,sans-serif;
 font-size: 114%;
 color: #006699;
 margin: 0px;
 padding: 0px;
}

h3{
 font-family: Arial,sans-serif;
 font-size: 100%;
 color: #334d55;
 margin: 0px;
 padding: 0px;
}

h4{
 font-family: Arial,sans-serif;
 font-size: 100%;
 font-weight: normal;
 color: #333333;
 margin: 0px;
 padding: 0px;
}

h5{
 font-family: Verdana,Arial,sans-serif;
 font-size: 100%;
 color: #334d55;
 margin: 0px;
 padding: 0px;
}

ul{
 list-style-type: square;
}

ul ul{
 list-style-type: disc;
}

ul ul ul{
 list-style-type: none;
}

label{
 font-family: Arial,sans-serif;
 font-size: 100%;
 font-weight: bold;
 color: #334d55;
}


/***********************************************/
/* Layout Divs								 */
/***********************************************/

#masthead{
	padding: 10px 0px 0px 0px;
	border-bottom: 1px solid #cccccc;
	width: 100%;
}

#navBar{
	float: left;
	width: 20%;
	margin: 0px;
	padding: 0px;
	background-color: #eeeeee;
	border-right: 1px solid #cccccc;
	border-bottom: 1px solid #cccccc;
}

#headlines{
  float:right;
	width: 20%;
	border-left: 1px solid #cccccc;
	border-bottom: 1px solid #cccccc;
	padding-right: 10px;
}

#content{
	float: left;
  width: 55%;
}

/***********************************************/
/* Components								  */
/***********************************************/

#siteName{
	margin: 0;
	padding: 0 0 0 10px;
}


/************* #globalNav styles **************/

#globalNav{
padding: 0px 0px 5px 10px;
border-bottom: 1px solid #CCC;
color: #cccccc;
}

#globalNav img{
 display: block;
}

#globalNav a {
	font-size: 90%;
	padding: 0 4px 0 0;
}

/*************** #pageName styles **************/

#pageName{
	margin: 0px;
	padding: 0px 0px 0px 10px;
}

/************* #breadCrumb styles *************/

#breadCrumb{
	font-size: 80%;
	padding: 2px 0px 0 10px;
}


/************** .feature styles ***************/

.feature{
	padding: 0px 0px 10px 10px;
	font-size: 80%;
}

.feature h3{
	padding: 30px 0px 5px 0px;
	text-align: center;
}

.feature img{
	float: left;
	padding: 10px 10px 0px 0px;
}


/************** .story styles *****************/

.story{
	clear: both;
	padding: 10px 0px 0px 10px;
	font-size: 80%;
}

.story p{
	padding: 0px 0px 10px 0px;
}


/************* #siteInfo styles ***************/

#siteInfo{
	clear: both;
	border: 1px solid #cccccc;
	font-size: 75%;
	color: #cccccc;
	padding: 10px 10px 10px 10px;
}

#siteInfo img{
	padding: 4px 4px 4px 10px;
	vertical-align: middle;
}


/************* #search styles ***************/

#search{
	padding: 5px 0px 5px 10px;
	border-bottom: 1px solid #cccccc;
	font-size: 90%;
}

#search form{
 margin: 0px;
 padding: 0px;
}

#search label{
	display: block;
	margin: 0px;
	padding: 0px;
}


/*********** #navBar link styles ***********/

#navBar ul a:link, #navBar ul a:visited {display: block;}
#navBar ul {list-style: none; margin: 0; padding: 0;}

/* hack to fix IE/Win's broken rendering of block-level anchors in lists */
#navBar li {border-bottom: 1px solid #EEE;}

/* fix for browsers that don't need the hack */
html>body #navBar li {border-bottom: none;}


/*********** #sectionLinks styles ***********/

#sectionLinks{
	position: relative;
	margin: 0px;
	padding: 0px;
	border-bottom: 1px solid #cccccc;
	font-size: 90%;
}

#sectionLinks h3{
	padding: 10px 0px 2px 10px;
}

#sectionLinks a {
	display: block;
	border-top: 1px solid #cccccc;
	padding: 2px 0px 2px 10px;
}

#sectionLinks a:hover{
	background-color: #dddddd;
}


/*********** .relatedLinks styles ***********/

.relatedLinks{
	position: relative;
	margin: 0px;
	padding: 0px 0px 10px 10px;
	font-size: 90%;
}

.relatedLinks h3{
	padding: 10px 0px 2px 0px;
}

.relatedLinks a:link,
.relatedLinks a:visited {
	display: block; 
}

/************** #advert styles **************/

#advert{
	padding: 30px 0px 10px;
}

#advert img{
	display: block;
}


/************** #headlines styles **************/

#headlines{
	margin: 0px;
	padding: 10px 0px 20px 10px;
	font-size: 80%;
}

#headlines p{
	padding: 5px 0px 5px 0px;
}



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Re: Three Column Divider in CSS

Posted 08 July 2009 - 08:17 AM

It seems to be sitting ok for me on OSX in Firefox 3.5 :crazy:

Heres a shot of it:
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Can you be specific as to where things SHOULD be, so I can correct it. The only thing that seems off to me is the nav at the very bottom of the page:

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