In Search of the Holy Grail by Matthew Levine
I’m sorry. Really. I didn’t name it. I don’t mean to overstate its importance or trivialize the other and rather weightier Holy Grails. Article Continues Below But the name’s out there, and we all know what it means. Three columns. Many articles have been written about the grail, and several good templates exist. A recent project has brought my personal grail quest to an end. have a fluid center with fixed width sidebars,allow the center column to appear first in the source,allow any column to be the tallest,require only a single extra div of markup, andrequire very simple CSS, with minimal hacks patches. On the shoulders of giants#section1 The technique presented here is inspired by Alex Robinson’s brilliant One True Layout. Another lead came from Eric Meyer’s adaptation that uses positioning to mix multiple unit types. Enough talk—let’s see some code#section2 The required HTML is intuitive and elegant. That’s it. The stylesheet is almost as simple. Take a look and marvel at the elegance.