In Search of the Holy Grail (30 Jan 2006)
The technique presented here is inspired by Alex Robinson’s brilliant One True Layout. Alex even addressed the Holy Grail problem in his article, but his solution requires two wrappers and makes padding difficult without a further layer of divs within each column.
Another lead came from Eric Meyer’s adaptation that uses positioning to mix multiple unit types. His example also yields a three-column layout with fixed sidebars and a liquid center. Unfortunately, it relies on approximate percentages and fills a portion of the viewport that varies widely with different screen resolutions.Add this article to Del.icio.us