I'll try not to get off on a CSS vs. tables rant here, tempting though it is. Just by coincidence, two different projects now need very similar HTML designs, and I don't know what my options are for accomplishing it. Ideas are most welcome.
I need a page split horizontally in two parts. The top part should expand and shrink to display however much content it needs to. The bottom part should fill the rest of the browser window, and get a vertical scroll bar to see all of the stuff in it. The effect should be like an email message window: the top half stays fixed in place to show the message headers, and the bottom half scrolls to read the body of the message.
I've tried divs, I've tried tables, I've tried iframes, and my head is spinning with all the combinations I've tried that didn't quite work. Please help! I'll write a glowing review about you and your work!