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This layout enables the precise setting of all 3 columns in modern browsers and NN4. The left and right columns must be fixed though.

Works fully in:

  • IE 5 - 6 (PC)
  • IE5 (Mac)
  • Opera 5 - 7
  • Gecko-derived browsers
  • OmniWeb

If you don't want borders and you do want the columns to be coloured in NN4, you must set the borders to none

The PC and Mac versions (and no doubt the linux one too) disagree slightly over vertical spacing with the PC version inserting slightly more. Only anal people (like you and me) will notice, so just choose which platform you'd prefer it to look best in and be done with it.

NB. NN4 inserts an almight amount of space before the footer in this example, requiring the use of a bizarrely large negative margin. Which in turn means that any border on the footer can be obscured by strange invisible fragments of the previous div. The contents and background colour are not though so setting the border to none is fine.

Anyhow, if NN4 compatibility is your priority rather than NN4 precison, this layout is a much more powerful.

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