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Pro CSS and HTML Design Patterns by Michael Bowers

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CHAPTER 7Positioning Models

This is the first of three chapters on positioning. This chapter presents the CSS positioning models. Chapter 8 shows how to indent, offset, and align elements. Chapter 9 combines these techniques to create advanced positioning design patterns.

Chapter Outline

  • Positioning Models introduces and demonstrates the six positioning models.
  • Positioned explains, demonstrates, and contrasts the four values of the position property: static, absolute, fixed, and relative.
  • Closest Positioned Ancestor shows how absolute boxes can be positioned relative to any ancestor element rather than just the element's parent.
  • Stacking Context shows how positioned boxes can be stacked behind or in front of static elements and each other. ...

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