This is my first WordPress theme so forgive me if I'm missing something. I want to put different backgrounds on the content and sidebar, so I need to columns to appear equal heights. I was surprised that there doesn't seem to be a container for the sidebar that holds both the "primary" and "secondary" main-aside divs and thus no way to style them together as a single block.
It seems that the best solution for my current situation is to use the faux columns technique, which will effectively solve my problem. But I'm curious about what appears to be the lack of a sidebar container in WordPress. Is this something that can be added to a theme (and if so, Ian, have you considered it?), or is it just not in WordPress and so has to be worked around?
(Or if I'm totally off-base and there's a better solution to my problem, I'd love to hear that too!)