23. Using Layers

Introduction to Layers

In the early days of the Web, designers were content with having a page with columns of text for their hyperlinks. Pages were boring and drab, but they served their purpose. As the Internet became more popular, sites became more interactive and dynamic. Instead of plain text and graphics, it is much more common now to see dynamic, graphically oriented pages with content that changes in real time as you interact with the page.

A web designer can use many techniques to create a page in which certain areas of the page change as the user interacts with the page. Many web designers use <div> tags to implement this kind of functionality because by using the style attribute of the <div> tag, you can easily control ...

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