CSS Positioning – Relatively Absolute by The Autistic Cuckoo

Web design usually means something more than just fonts, colours and graphical elements. It also implies some sort of layout. A web designer has three available tools for creating a layout:

  • tables,
  • floats,
  • positioning.

Layout tables belong in the last millennium. Floats are often the best solution, especially when you don’t know in advance which column will be the longest. Older browsers, and Internet Explorer, aren’t too good at dealing with floats, though. Besides, that’s a separate topic.

Positioning is perhaps one of the most misunderstood parts of CSS 2. Let us look a little closer at how it works


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