WP version: 3.0
Theme: TwentyTen, modified.
I'm not knowledgeable enough to build a template from scratch, so I started modifying twentyten -- after renaming and copying it as per instructions I've read on theme mods -- to BCOTUS 2010.
My current question is probably my lack of adequately understanding CSS box model for page layout.
I have my three-columns on the page in my sandbox at mrconstitution.com. But the two side-columns are showing up below the container with the content instead of alongside it.
I think the structure, using <div> tags, is main->container->content for the blog posts and main->primary, main->secondary, main->tertiary and main->quarternary for four widgetized areas which constitute sidebars.
If I float everything (i.e., "content", "primary", "secondary", "tertiary", and "quarternary"), shouldn't those four widgetized areas float up alongside "container" since the parent of "container" is "main"and the parent of the widgetized areas is "main", also?
Thank you for any assistance you might provide.
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