I have a two column layout with text to the left and a slideshow to the right. In order that I may float the text around the right column I would need to place the right column first with a right float. This means that I have all my images before the page text in my html.
It seems apparent that the search engine rank of a page for keywords is determined, at least mainly, by the text content of the page. Would the described order of html hurt my ranking?
I guess a bonus question would be how to float around a right column, see reddit for an example, though I think I should ask this on another stackexchange site.