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Chapter Four. Designing Pages with Absolute Placement Objects

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) have evolved as the most flexible and powerful tool for page layout. Page layout with CSS involves writing CSS code that defines placement objects—think of them as “boxes”—that contain content like text, images, or media. The definition of these placement objects includes their location, their background color, padding within them, spacing around them, and other attributes.

Dreamweaver CS3 provides accessible designer-oriented tools for creating and editing CSS page layout in the form of what Dreamweaver calls Absolute Placement (AP) objects.

In this chapter, we will use only local CSS formatting. External style sheets, which can be used to set up styles ...

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