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A List Apart: For People Who Make Websites

3 panel layout in CSS

Mockup adapted from a quick study by Porter Glendinning.

16 February 2001 — Issue No. 99
"Take No Prisoners" Issue

To Hell with bad browsers.

Why does ALA look like @#$ in your 4.0 browser? Read this now.

This design and these techniques have been superseded. This page is for demo purposes only.

From Web Hacks to Web Standards: A Designer's Journey

Building a standards-compliant redesign of ALA should have been easy. It wasn't. The first problem was understanding how CSS actually works. The second was getting it to work in standards-compliant browsers. A journal of discovery.

This design and these techniques have been superseded. This page is for demo purposes only.