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Hello,

I am trying to convert a 2 column layout into 3 columns, basically duplicating the left hand side column to a new 3rd right hand side column. The css is almost identical, only the width of the 2 columns (left and right side) differ. But for some reason, a small part of the 3rd column, is visible at the right hand side bottom of the MIDDLE Column! I dont know why this is happening. Please visit http://aquariusweb.in/clients/cw/RubyX/ to see the design and the error....This error is repeating across every single block of text in the middle column

The CSS Code is given below:

Please note that the name of left side column is 'coll' and that of right side column is 'col'

Structure:
        display | position | float | overflow | width | height | border | margin | padding | background | align | font
*/

* {min-height:1px;}
body {border:0; margin:0; padding:0; background:#fff1f3 url("../design/bg.gif") 0 0 repeat-x; font:70%/160% "verdana",sans-serif; color:#7f000b; _text-align:center;}

a {color:#7f000b;}
a:hover {color:#ff2740;}

p {border:0; margin:15px 0; padding:0;}

div {display:block; border:0; margin:0; padding:0;}

h1, h2, h3, h4, h5 {border:0; margin:15px 0 10px 0; padding:0; font-weight:bold;}
h1 {font-size:260%; line-height:100%; font-family:"georgia",serif; font-weight:normal;}
h2 {font-size:180%; line-height:100%; font-family:"georgia",serif; font-weight:normal;}
h3 {font-size:120%; line-height:100%; font-weight:bold;}
h4 {font-size:120%;}
h5 {font-size:100%;}

table {display:table; border-collapse:collapse; margin:15px 0; padding:0; border:1px solid #ffaec0; font-size:100%;}
tr {display:table-row;}
th, td {display: table-cell; border:1px solid #ffaec0; margin:0; padding:5px; vertical-align:top; text-align:left;}
th {background:#ffe5e9; text-align:center; color:#7f000b; font-weight:bold;}

ul, ol {display:block; border:0; margin:15px 0 15px 40px; padding:0;}
ol {list-style-type:decimal;}
li {display:list-item; border:0; margin:0; padding:0; _height:1px;}
ul ul, ul ol, ol ol, ol ul {margin: 0 0 0 20px;}

dl {border:0; margin:15px 0; padding:0;}
dt {border:0; margin:0; padding:0; font-weight:bold;}
dd {border:0; margin:0 0 0 30px; padding:0;}

form {border:0; margin:0; padding:0;}
fieldset {border:1px solid #ccc; margin:15px 0; padding:10px;}
legend {margin-left:10px; font-size:100%; font-weight:bold; color:#008;}

hr {display:block; height:1px; margin:10px 0; padding:0; background:#CCC; border:0 solid #CCC; color:#CCC;}

a, img, span {border:0; margin:0; padding:0;}
abbr, acronym {border-bottom:1px dotted #CCC; cursor:help;}

del, .through {text-decoration:line-through;}
strong, .strong {font-weight:bold;}
cite, em, q, var {font-style:italic;}
code, kbd, samp {font-family:monospace; font-size:110%;}

/* Floating */
.f-left {float:left;}
.f-right {float:right;}

/* Text align */
.t-left {text-align:left;}
.t-center {text-align:center;}
.t-right {text-align:right;}

.va-middle {vertical-align:middle;}

.clear {clear:both;}
.box {min-height:1px; _height:1px;}
.box:after {content:"."; display:block; line-height:0px; font-size:0px; visibility:hidden; clear:both;}

.nom {margin:0;}
.noscreen {display:none;}

/* -----------------...........--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- */

#main {width:1020px; margin:50px auto 0 auto; _text-align:left;}

/* Header */
#header {position:relative; width:770px; height:100px; margin:0; padding:0; background:#233C9B url("../design/header.jpg") 0 0 no-repeat; color:#FFF;}

    /* Header - logo */
    #header #logo {position:absolute; top:35px; left:35px; margin:0;}

    #header #logo a {color:#FFF;}
    #header #logo a:hover {color:#ff99b2; text-decoration:underline;}
    
    /* Header - Search */
    #header #search {position:absolute; top:35px; right:20px;}
    #header #search form {position:relative;}
    #header #search #search-input-out {position:absolute; top:0; right:45px; width:155px; height:28px; margin:0; padding:0; border:0; background:url("../design/search_input.gif") 0 0 no-repeat; font:bold 90%/100% "verdana",sans-serif; color:#7f000b;}
    #header #search #search-input {width:140px; margin:5px 8px; padding:3px 0; border:0; background:#FFF; font:bold 100%/100% "verdana",sans-serif; color:#7f000b;}
    #header #search #search-submit {position:absolute; top:0; right:0px;}
    #header #search fieldset {margin:0; padding:0; border:0;}
    #header #search fieldset {width:200px;}
    #header #search legend {display:none;}

/* Main menu (tabs) */
#tabs {background:#7f000b; margin:0 5px; padding:10px 0 0 0; _height:1px;}

    #tabs ul {margin:0 10px; padding:0; list-style:none;}
    #tabs ul li {margin:0 5px 0 0; padding:0; float:left;}
    #tabs ul li a {display:block; position:relative; padding:7px 15px; border:0; background:url("../design/tab_link.gif") 0 0 repeat-x; color:#ff99b2; font-weight:bold; text-decoration:none; cursor:pointer;}
    
    /* Main menu (tabs - link) */
    #tabs ul li a span.tab-l, #tabs ul li a:hover span.tab-l {position:absolute; top:0; left:0; _left:-15px; width:8px; height:8px; background:url("../design/tab_link_l.gif") 0 0 no-repeat;}
    #tabs ul li a span.tab-r, #tabs ul li a:hover span.tab-r {position:absolute; top:0; right:0; _right:-1px; width:8px; height:8px; background:url("../design/tab_link_r.gif") 100% 0 no-repeat;}
    
    /* Main menu (tabs - hover) */
    #tabs ul li a:hover {background:url("../design/tab_hover.gif") 0 0 repeat-x; color:#FFF;}
    #tabs ul li a:hover span.tab-l {background:url("../design/tab_hover_l.gif") 0 0 no-repeat;}
    #tabs ul li a:hover span.tab-r {background:url("../design/tab_hover_r.gif") 100% 0 no-repeat;}
    
    /* Main menu (tabs - active) */
    #tabs ul li#active a {background:#FFF; color:#FF0000;}
    #tabs ul li#active a span.tab-l {position:absolute; top:0; left:0; _left:-15px; width:8px; height:8px; background:url("../design/tab_active_l.gif") 0 0 no-repeat;}
    #tabs ul li#active a span.tab-r {position:absolute; top:0; right:0; width:8px; height:8px; background:url("../design/tab_active_r.gif") 100% 0 no-repeat;}

/* Page (2 columns) */
#page {width:990px; min-height:1px; background:#FFF url("../design/bg_page.gif") 0 0 repeat-y; _height:1px;}
#page-in {min-height:1px; padding:10px 0; background:url("../design/bg_page_in.jpg") 0 0 no-repeat; _height:1px;}

/* Strip */
#strip {position:relative; clear:both; padding:3px 20px 10px 20px; color:#ff335e;}
#strip p {margin:0;}
#strip a {color:#ff335e;}
#strip a:hover {color:#7f000b;}

    /* Strip - breadcrumbs */
    #strip #breadcrumbs {width:520px; margin:0; padding:0;}
    
    /* Strip - RSS */
    #strip #rss {float:right; width:175px; _width:200px; margin:0; padding-left:25px; background:url("../design/ico_rss.gif") 0 50% no-repeat}


/* left column is 'coll', right column is 'col' */
#coll {float:left; width:240px; margin:0; padding:0; background:#ffc8d4 url("../design/col_bg.jpg") 0 0 repeat-y;}
#coll-in {padding:20px 10px; background:url("../design/col_top.jpg") 0 0 no-repeat;}
#coll h3 {padding:13px 15px 14px 15px; margin:0 -10px 15px -10px; background:#ff94ab url("../design/col_title_bg.jpg") 0 0 repeat-y; color:#7f000b;}

    /* left column - About me */
    #coll #about-me {margin-bottom:15px; line-height:130%;}
    #coll #about-me p {margin:0;}
    #coll #about-me #me {float:left; width:54px; height:58px; margin-right:7px;}

    /* left column - Category */
    #coll ul#category {margin:15px 0; padding:0; list-style:none;}
    #coll ul#category li {margin:0; padding:0; border-bottom:1px solid #ffdbe3;}
    #coll ul#category li a {display:block; padding:3px 0 3px 22px; background:url("../design/ico_archive.gif") 5px 6px no-repeat; text-decoration:none;}
    #coll ul#category li a:hover {background-color:#ffccd8; color:#7f000b;}
    #coll ul#category li#category-active a {background:#ffdbe3 url("../design/ico_archive2.gif") 5px 50% no-repeat; font-weight:bold;}
    
    /* left column - Archive */
    #coll ul#archive {margin:15px 0; padding:0; list-style:none;}
    #coll ul#archive li {margin:0; padding:0; border-bottom:1px solid #ffdbe3;}
    #coll ul#archive li a {display:block; padding:3px 0 3px 22px; background:url("../design/ico_archive.gif") 5px 50% no-repeat; text-decoration:none;}
    #coll ul#archive li a:hover {background-color:#ffccd8; color:#7f000b;}
    #coll ul#archive li#archive-active a {background:#ffdbe3 url("../design/ico_archive2.gif") 5px 6px no-repeat; font-weight:bold;}
    
    /* left column - Links */
    #coll ul#links {margin:15px 0; padding:0; list-style:none;}
    #coll ul#links li {margin:0; padding:0; border-bottom:1px solid #ffdbe3;}
    #coll ul#links li a {display:block; padding:3px 0 3px 22px; background:url("../design/ico_links.gif") 5px 6px no-repeat; text-decoration:none;}
    #coll ul#links li a:hover {background-color:#ffccd8; color:#7f000b;}





/* Content */
#content {float:left; width:530px; _width:550px; margin:0; padding:0 0 0 20px;}

    /* Content - article */
    #content .article {clear:both; margin:0; padding:20px; background:url("../design/content_article_bg.jpg") 0 0 no-repeat;}
    #content .article h2 {margin:0 -20px; padding:10px; background:#ffdce1 url("../design/content_title_bg.gif") 0 0 repeat-y; color:#7f000b;}
    #content .article h2 span {background:url("../design/ico_list.gif") 0 50% no-repeat; padding-left:25px;}
    
    #content .article p {text-align:justify;}
    #content .info {margin:10px 0; padding-bottom:8px; border-bottom:1px solid #ffdce1; color:#ff3360;}
    #content .info a {color:#ff3360;}
    #content .info a:hover {color:#FF0000;}
    
    #content .info span.date, #content .info span.cat, #content .info span.user, #content .info span.comments {padding-left:15px;}
    #content .info span.date {background:url("../design/ico_date.gif") 0 50% no-repeat;}
    #content .info span.cat {background:url("../design/ico_cat.gif") 0 50% no-repeat; margin-left:8px;}
    #content .info span.user {background:url("../design/ico_user.gif") 0 50% no-repeat; margin-left:8px;}
    #content .info span.comments {background:url("../design/ico_comments.gif") 0 50% no-repeat; margin-left:8px;}

    /* Content - More */
    #content .btn-more {margin:0 0 15px 0; padding:0; border:0; position:relative;}
    #content .btn-more a {display:block; position:absolute; top:0; right:0; width:67px; _width:95px; height:21px; margin:0; padding:0 0 0 28px; background:url("../design/btn_more.gif") 0 0 no-repeat; color:#FFF; text-decoration:none;}
    #content .btn-more a:hover {background:url("../design/btn_more.gif") -95px 0 no-repeat;}

/* Right column: left column is 'coll', right column is 'col' */
#col {float:right; width:200px; margin:0; padding:0; background:#ffc8d4 url("../design/col_bg.gif") 0 0 repeat-y;}
#col-in {padding:20px 10px; background:url("../design/col_top.gif") 0 0 no-repeat;}
#col h3 {padding:13px 15px 14px 15px; margin:0 -10px 15px -10px; background:#ff94ab url("../design/col_title_bg.gif") 0 0 repeat-y; color:#7f000b;}

    /* Right column - About me */
    #col #about-me {margin-bottom:15px; line-height:130%;}
    #col #about-me p {margin:0;}
    #col #about-me #me {float:left; width:54px; height:58px; margin-right:7px;}

    /* Right column - Category */
    #col ul#category {margin:15px 0; padding:0; list-style:none;}
    #col ul#category li {margin:0; padding:0; border-bottom:1px solid #ffdbe3;}
    #col ul#category li a {display:block; padding:3px 0 3px 22px; background:url("../design/ico_archive.gif") 5px 6px no-repeat; text-decoration:none;}
    #col ul#category li a:hover {background-color:#ffccd8; color:#7f000b;}
    #col ul#category li#category-active a {background:#ffdbe3 url("../design/ico_archive2.gif") 5px 50% no-repeat; font-weight:bold;}
    
    /* Right column - Archive */
    #col ul#archive {margin:15px 0; padding:0; list-style:none;}
    #col ul#archive li {margin:0; padding:0; border-bottom:1px solid #ffdbe3;}
    #col ul#archive li a {display:block; padding:3px 0 3px 22px; background:url("../design/ico_archive.gif") 5px 50% no-repeat; text-decoration:none;}
    #col ul#archive li a:hover {background-color:#ffccd8; color:#7f000b;}
    #col ul#archive li#archive-active a {background:#ffdbe3 url("../design/ico_archive2.gif") 5px 6px no-repeat; font-weight:bold;}
    
    /* Right column - Links */
    #col ul#links {margin:15px 0; padding:0; list-style:none;}
    #col ul#links li {margin:0; padding:0; border-bottom:1px solid #ffdbe3;}
    #col ul#links li a {display:block; padding:3px 0 3px 22px; background:url("../design/ico_links.gif") 5px 6px no-repeat; text-decoration:none;}
    #col ul#links li a:hover {background-color:#ffccd8; color:#7f000b;}

/* Footer */
#footer {position:relative; clear:both; width:770px; height:60px; margin-bottom:50px; background:url("../design/footer.jpg") 0 0 no-repeat; color:#ff3360;}
#footer a {color:#ff3360;}
#footer a:hover {color:#7f000b;}

    /* Footer - "back on top" */
    #top {position:absolute; top:55px; left:550px;}
    #top p {position:relative; width:30px; height:25px; margin:0; overflow:hidden;}
    #top p span {display:block; position:absolute; left:0; top:0; z-index:1; width:30px; height:25px; background:url("../design/ico_top.gif") 0 0 no-repeat; cursor:pointer;}
    #top a:hover span {background:url("../design/ico_top.gif") -30px 0 no-repeat;}

    /*  Footer - copyright */
    #footer p#copyright {position:absolute; top:10px; left:40px; margin:0;}

    /* Footer - created by */
    #createdby {position:absolute; top:10px; left:562px; margin:0; color:#ff6587;}
    #createdby a {color:#ff6587;}
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You'll need to set it right floated, instead of having it floated on the left.
e.g.

#col {
   float : right;
   clear : right;
  /* your next rule */
   }
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Hello essential,

The left side column 'coll' is floated left, and the right side column 'col' is floated right, going by what you have written I floated both the columns to right float, but then the 2 side columns are bunching up together at the right side of screen while middle column becomes the left column. Does something else also have to be done

Thanks,
Arvind

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It's really hard to provide exact solution, especially if you're not the one who created the page.

But here's a simple layout technique that applies and behave in different browsers.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
   "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-tansitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=EmulateIE7" />
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<meta http-equiv="Content-Style-Type" content="text/css" />
<title>3 Column floated Layers Sample</title>
<style type="text/css">
/* <![CDATA[ */
html, body {
  background-color : #fff;  
  color : #fff;
  font : normal normal normal 90%/1.6 "Trebuchet MS", "Bernard MT Condensed", Tahoma, Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;
  margin : 0;
  padding : 0;
  min-width : 800px;
  min-height : 600px;
  text-align : center;
  height : auto;
  width : auto; }

div {
  border : none;
  margin : 0;
  padding : 0;
  }

div#header {
  background-color : #ffb6c1;
  clear : both;
  float : left;
  height : auto;
  min-height : 200px;
  max-height : 200px;
  width : 100%; } div#header table { min-height : 200px; max-height : 200px; }

div#box {
  text-align : center;
  margin : 0 auto;
  width : 50%; }

h1 { margin : 0 auto; padding : 0; font-size : 180%; }

table {
  border-collapse : collapse;
  text-align : left;
  margin : 0;
  height : inherit;
  min-height : 400px;
  padding : 0;
  width : 100%; }

td {
  height : auto;
  vertical-align : middle !important; 
  width : 100%;
  text-align : center; }

div#leftcol {
  background-color : #ffb6c1;
  clear : left;
  float : left;
  height : auto;
  min-height : 400px;
  width : 25%; }

div#rightcol {
  background-color : #ffb6c1;
  clear : right;
  float : right;
  height : auto;
  min-height : 400px;
  width : 25%; }

div#page {
  background-color : #ffb6c1;
  clear : none;
  float : left;
  height : auto;
  min-height : 400px;
  width : 50%; }

div#main {
  background-color : transparent;
  height : inherit;
  margin : 0 auto;
  clear : both;
  width : 100%; }

div#content {
  background-color : transparent;
  clear : both;
  float : left;
  height : inherit;
  width : 100%; }

div.tube {
  border : 2px solid #ffc0cb;
  background-color : #f0f0f0;
  height : inherit !important;
  clear : both;
  padding : 1em;
  margin : 0;
  overflow : hidden; }

/* ]]> */
</style>
</head>
<body>
<div id="main">
<div id="content">
<div class="tube">
<div id="header"><table id="crossfader" frame="void" rules="none" summary="3 columed layout sample">
<tr><td><div id="box"><h1>HEADER</h1></div></td></tr>
</table>
</div> <!-- #header -->
<div id="leftcol"><table id="crossfader" frame="void" rules="none" summary="3 columed layout sample">
<tr><td><div id="box"><h1>LEFT</h1></div></td></tr>
</table></div> <!-- #leftcol -->
<div id="page"><table id="crossfader" frame="void" rules="none" summary="3 columed layout sample">
<tr><td><div id="box"><h1>CENTER</h1></div></td></tr>
</table></div> <!-- #page -->
<div id="rightcol"><table id="crossfader" frame="void" rules="none" summary="3 columed layout sample">
<tr><td><div id="box"><h1>RIGHT</h1></div></td></tr>
</table></div> <!-- #rightcol -->

</div> <!-- tube -->
</div> <!-- #content -->
</div> <!-- #main -->
</body>
</html>

if you still need more info about inserting contents to these layer without using any table, just let me know...

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