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    I am trying to figure out a layout that is new to me, and can't seem to keep things from falling apart. I hope someone can suggest the best positioning strategy to achieve the layout I want.

    What I want is: an "above the fold" content area with 3 separate sections similar to what is used at businessinsider.com and mashable.com: a first div for one headline story, a second div with 2 recent stories, and still room on the right for sidebar content.

    First I tried making everything seperate divs and floating, then I tried absolute position for each little thing but that was cumbersome. Should I just be using a table here?

    Thanks for any help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plus1Plus1, post: 228260
    I am trying to figure out a layout that is new to me, and can't seem to keep things from falling apart. I hope someone can suggest the best positioning strategy to achieve the layout I want.

    What I want is: an "above the fold" content area with 3 separate sections similar to what is used at businessinsider.com and mashable.com: a first div for one headline story, a second div with 2 recent stories, and still room on the right for sidebar content.

    First I tried making everything seperate divs and floating, then I tried absolute position for each little thing but that was cumbersome. Should I just be using a table here?

    Thanks for any help.
    Well, first of all, while I'm not sure what CMS was used to create Business Insider, Mashable is a WordPress site, so the layout is dictated by the theme they are using.

    Depending on how many pages you want in your site, and whether or not you want a blog as part of it, you may want to consider WordPress as a solution.

    If not, your best bet would be to read about 3-column CSS layouts. There are a couple of good articles on that, and most of them have downloadable code for you to study and/or use:
    http://matthewjamestaylor.com/blog/perfect-3-column.htm

    http://www.456bereastreet.com/archiv...yout_with_css/

    http://www.dynamicdrive.com/style/layouts/category/C10/
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