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© Sam Hampton-Smith 2016

Sam Hampton-Smith, Pro CSS3 Layout Techniques, 10.1007/978-1-4302-6503-0_3

3. Where We’ve Been: Position, Float, and Display

Sam Hampton-Smith

(1)Elgin, Morayshire, UK

This chapter introduces the CSS2.1 and CSS1 layout modules. It is intended as both a recap of the existing layout options and a best-practice tutorial/reference guide for the “old-fashioned” approach to CSS-based layout. Experienced web designers may choose to skip this chapter, but you’ll potentially miss out on a few useful techniques and approaches that even the most hardened web designer may not be aware of. The chapter covers the following:

  • Introduction to CSS layouts

  • The CSS2.1 layout modules

  • How to use them

  • Real-world examples

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