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Absolute Positioning

  • We will be looking at CSS absolute positioning which offers fixed sizes for your elements
  • This is not a method that is used much anymore, but is important to be able to understand this positioning method, you may see this method used for HTML emails
  • Create a new HTML page and use that page to work with absolute positioning
  • Name the new page position-absolute.html
  • We will add absolute positioning and position content where we want it
  • Absolute positioning allows you to position content exactly where you want it within the web page
  • Height can become an issue using absolute positioning if you assign heights to your page elements
  • This lesson walks through adding div tags with IDs and positioning using the absolute method

Absolute Positioning

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Insert Div Tag 1:50
    • New CSS Rule
    • Selector Name
  • CSS Designer 3:24
    • Properties
    • Layout
    • Background Color
  • Code View 4:49
    • Copy/Paste
    • Left, Middle, Right Div IDs
    • Background Color
  • Absolute Positioning 7:19
    • Layout
    • Setting Position to Absolute
    • Setting Margins for Middle
    • Positioning Left
    • Live View
  • Browser Offset 10:19
  • Summary 12:55
  • Code View 13:42