6. Positioning Page Content

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.

CSS Layout Basics


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