In Chapter 5, you saw how to use CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) to style text. There’s a whole lot more that CSS can do besides make your words look pretty—style sheets can also be used to precisely position elements on your page.
This chapter covers the how-tos of positioning plus how to use Dreamweaver’s layout tools in a way that suits your work style. You’ll also get a look at some of the great new features in Dreamweaver 8 that help you use CSS for layout and positioning elements. We’ll wrap it all up with a historical overview of how older versions of Dreamweaver used to recommend that you position elements on your page and why those approaches just aren’t the right choices any longer.