I just started learning CSS with a book I bought. I made this page: www.freewebs.com/csstesting/index2.html . I made this URL for testing purposes because this is just a template I'm testing. The sidebar with buttons will be there on all pages. The sidebar where it says multiple times "test" is a page specific sidebar. It's a different DIV called "pagenav". The sidebar where it says adsense will have ads specific to the page (banner, adsense, etc). The header is still not done and I will add other graphics in there to make it look more filled up. I will add a styled top navbar similar to the footer but with graphic buttons at the top of the page under the header. (this will make the transition from header to content more "round" and less "square" like it is now. Here comes my question: I want the left and right sidebars to continue to have their background color down to the footer. Like it is now, which ever one is the longest will go down and the other one will cut like you see on the test website. If the content is longer than the 2 sidebars, both will cut before the footer. is there anything I can do about this? Also, any comments on the style? I did all this in about 3-4 hours so I can/will change some stuff for sure. Thanks and sorry for my poor english, it's the best I can do .