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Sams Teach Yourself Dreamweaver CS5 in 24 Hours by Robyn Ness, John Ray, Betsy Bruce

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HOUR 17. Using Dynamic HTML and AP Divs

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN THIS HOUR:

• What AP divs are, how they work, and how they are used

• How to add an AP div and position it on the page

• How to set the stacking order, background color, and visibility of an AP div

Dreamweaver’s AP (absolutely positioned) divs provide a way to control the placement of objects on the page with pixel-perfect accuracy. You can place items precisely where you want them, absolutely positioned on the page.

You don’t have to pick between regular divs and AP divs. You can use both in a web page, taking advantage of the strengths of each. In Hour 12, “Using CSS for Positioning,” you used div tags as containers for the web page content. You placed these divs relative to ...

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