Three column page using Relitive/Absolute

Below this line, there is a frame (relative), within which are 3 divs, all have padding and margin, We find it prudent to specify a min-width. See also using Float
This is the left column. Ho hum
The colours on this page are only there to show where the div's are.
This is the Center column. I like to put my good stuff here. Which is why I put in this poem.

Substance Abuse

What is this mysterious power
That is possessed by materialism
That even in the darkness
It casts its shadows
Shadows to which we give
Such great substance.
-- Jason Krpan

This method works well, but is inappropriate if you wish to put anything (such as a footer) below the 3 columns!

After the frame. Better not put anything here, as the cols could grow!