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Chapter 10 - Creating Positioned Layouts
In a standard HTML document, the default positioning of elements is generally top to bottom and left to right. This basic display scheme frustrated designers who wanted to build more complex layouts, resulting in the use of tables as a page layout tool. The CSS2 positioning properties let you build Web pages without using cumbersome tables to control page layout. With positioning you can choose the exact placement of elements within the browser window. The new generation of browsers offers more robust support for positioning, as you will see in the examples throughout the chapter.
When you complete this chapter, you will be able to:
Figure 10-2: Offset box positioning