Limitation Gone!

Separation of the footer from the columns is no problem here (cf Alt Layout 1). Reason: There is no body background image, thus no match-up issue when we mask the bottom of the columns.

This Variation

The computations required to produce these (deliberately non-uniform) vertical borders and spaces would be prohibitive if one had to modify even a well-commented css text-file. Our main.css.php file performs all the calculations (e.g., a six-term negative margin) from base values entered in the css_vars file.

The columns, as always, are actually full height, made to seem less-than by masking, not margining. Their individualized top and bottom "borders" (cf top in Alt Layout 1) are made with absolutely positioned divs.

Downloads

Download the common files from Layout Home plus these:

html source

css_vars_alt2.php