Keeping columns continous on pages RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello everyone,

    First let me apologize if this question has been covered,  but I have been searching and not found the answer for what I am trying to achieve.  I am also a novice with this software package so your patience is appreciated.

    I am using WE4 with a 3 column template

    Column 1 is just some links to various information through out the site.

    Column 2 is the "new" content section.

    Column 3 is just informational items.

    What I would like to achieve is this.

    No matter how long the data is in the content section,  the right and left columns will continue their background/color all the way down the page.

    Everything I have found or tried,  does not achieve this.  So it appears I have different size columns on each page.

    here is my page


    Any help, suggestion or reference material would be appreciated.

    Friday, September 24, 2010 4:18 PM

All replies

  • What you are looking for is called "equal-height columns," and there are a few ways to implement them. You might want to start with Pat Geary's and Tina Clarke's templates. Here's one by Pat with three equal-height columns http://gallery.expression.microsoft.com/en-us/3equcolfxd1024 .

    She explains on that page, and you can see in the template, how she achieved the appearance of equal-height columns. You can also search on "faux columns," which, IIRC, is another name for this technique. Check out Pat and Tina's other templates, as well, both there in the Gallery and on their respective sites. They have other equal-height column templates.


    C'mon, folks. This isn't rocket science, nor neurosurgery. It's "Expression" (singular) "Web" (singular), in that order, followed by a version numeral if you wish to be specific. It is often abbreviated "EW." It is not "Web Expression," "Expressions Web," "Web Expressions," or plain "Expression" or "Expressions." Not using the correct name indicates either ignorance or laziness. Most folks would rather avoid the appearance of either.
    Friday, September 24, 2010 4:38 PM
  • I will check it out,  thank you very much
    Friday, September 24, 2010 4:50 PM
  • The "Reading" template on this site does it as well http://by-expression.com/page/Templates.aspx

    Try out the new expressionwebforum.com

    MS MVP Expression Tutorials & Help http://by-expression.com & Expression Web forums
    Friday, September 24, 2010 5:02 PM