Rachel 04 December 2005 brikou: that would depend what you have in the columns, however that isn’t really the point – this isn’t ‘here is a perfect CSS layout’ – this is an explanation of how to approach CSS layout development to get stuff done quickly. The example is just to show what sort of things I’m talking about that you might have in that starting point. It’s a starting point for one specific type of layout. Billy: standard development practice it may be, but every week I get folk emailing me with CSS issues and, “I just built this layout and then I realised I needed to put a footer on it and it doesn’t work” has to rank as one of the most common issues. So working in this way not only gets you to build up a bunch of timesaving starting points it also forces you to consider how the structure of the thing will work – from the outset.