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Fluid Layout

A common problem encountered by web developers first starting out is making the background of all their columns go full height. Often when we give say our left column one background and our content another the left column’s(or right column) background does not go all the way to the bottom of the page. This throws out the look of the site. So we are told to use a background image in our wrapper that has the same width of the column.

But what happens when we are using a fluid layout? we can’t create an image to be the exact same width of our column if the column width will vary from browser to browser and screen size to screen size. Can we still make our background go all the way to the bottom of the page with a variable width column? Yes we can.

We can even do this for a 3 column liquid layout.

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