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Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 Unleashed by Lars Powers, Mike Snell

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Determining Page Layout and Control Positioning

An important consideration when building your web pages is deciding how controls are placed on a page. This is a big topic that continues to evolve. Many websites rely on tables of information for their layout. Each item on the page is in a table of columns and rows. Other sites place items on a page such that they do not move. If items overlap (such as when font sizes are increased), they show as overlap. There are others that build a page with no real layout at all at design time. They then rely on style sheets to apply a layout of the controls at runtime. And, of course, there are pages and sites that mix these options depending on the situation. The following list is meant to describe your options ...

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