I'm trying to set up some content pages that have a magazine layout look and feel - short information bites with pics and so on. Ideally I'd be able to have multiple columns and blocks looking something like this layout though not nearly as complex... http://www.hauteliving.com/magazine/magazinetoc/?issue=52986&marketissue=San Francisco
I'd be happy to start with a simple 2 column layout and I've researched some html and css techniques to do this, but I'm not sure where to start to get the best results. Do I need to create an alternate template layout? Or edit one of the css or liquid files?
In the body of the page, I'd like a column floating left of about 640px, 10px padding and a column floating right of 310px or remainder to fit across the page. Being able to create divs (or whatever) down each column to highlight different content and change the background colors around a block of text and an image would be an added bonus.