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Creating a 3 column theme with main content on the left

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Ok so I would like to modify a theme so that it is technically 3 columns wide but I want the center content in the left most column and the what is normally the left panel to the right of that followed by the right panel however…

I would like to also be able to put blocks that are double wide in those 2 columns (left and right panel)

Has anyone got advice that will save me hours of fiddling to figure it out on my own?

here is in example of what I mean

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Oh btw using the default themes templates and css as the start point.
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hmmm the left panel is not a problem, but the right panels. So far I know it's not possible to use one block over two panels.

A solution could be to have one right panel in combination with a table structure where you can place the blocks into.

Harry


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Yes, you can't reserve space in a DIV from outside that DIV. I'd probably skip panels and put blocks directly into GLOBAL_HTML_WRAP.


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Well I do remember I got it to work this way once before by using 1 panel (strectched) then surrounding the blocks I wanted in 2 columns ind their own ivs I think but I was trying to figure out if there is an easy way or even a better way of doing this as I know some areas automatically will add stuff to side panels for you (like authors) and which panel should be left in play of the 2 type thing.

This was back before v9 though so my old way of doing it will be different now lol.
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