I'm new to laying out with css and one thing seems to come up here and there. I make a container div. I then have a sidebar div floated left and a content div. The sidebar would have a colored background.. my question is, how do I make the sidebar div grow in height as content is added to the content div with out giving the sidebar div a height? or am I doing this wrong all together?
In terms of the site content, having a container higher than the content within doesn't make much sense. Whilst visually it may look good, in practical terms not easy to do. The easiest way is to provide a repeating background on the containing element to make it look like all columns go full height - the faux columns method.