I was talking to one of my friends today who does a lot backend programming but often needs a quick and easy 3 column layout that has the floats all figured out. His frustration with floats prompted me to make a very basic layout for him to use. If you find yourself in the same situation – check out my basic 3 column layout.
If you are not comfortable with CSS or want to get a layout together really quick – check out the YUI CSS Grid Builder. You can easily create a layout, add content, and get the code in a matter of minutes. At the very least – this is a great starting point for beginners! Check it out!