Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video Element positioning, part of CSS Fundamentals.
- [Voiceover] Perhaps of all the various aspects of CSS…the hardest to learn and master is layout.…There've been numerous books, websites and courses…dedicated to nothing but CSS layout.…With that in mind, I want to introduce you…to some of those concepts in broader terms.…So that the terminology and overall concepts of CSS layout…aren't foreign to you as you begin to experiment with…and learn the various nuances…around controlling page layout with CSS.…I want to start with the concept of element positioning.…Positioning allows you to take an element on the page…and control where and how it's positioned…relative to things such as its original starting position,…other elements, or even the viewport itself.…
CSS defines three positioning schemes:…normal flow, element floating, and absolute positioning.…Now we're going to discuss floating in more detail…in another movie in just a moment…so for now, let's focus on normal flow…and absolute positioning.…Normal flow is exactly what happens when you do nothing…to control page layout.…
CSS Fundamentals covers the basic concepts, terminology, and techniques you need to read and write CSS. It's for people who want a big-picture overview before taking hands-on courses. Author James Williamson explains how CSS affects text, borders, backgrounds, and images; how CSS works with HTML; and how the W3C's evolving CSS specification impacts designers. He also reviews some of the most popular CSS editors and frameworks and lists online tools and resources for further study.
- What is CSS?
- Basic selector types
- Using CSS with HTML
- How browsers render CSS differently
- Exploring CSS specifications
- Checking browser support
- Working with fonts
- Understanding the box model
- Adjusting margins and padding
- Positioning elements
- Basic CSS layout concepts
- Media types and media queries
- Working with CSS frameworks and CSS grids
Skill Level Beginner
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1. CSS Basics
2. CSS Specifications
3. Common CSS Concepts
4. CSS Resources
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