Reviewing normal document flow


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Reviewing normal document flow

When I first started doing CSS-based layouts, I created a lot more work for myself than I needed by attempting to position everything, and I'm talking every single element on the page. It's a common mistake that many people make when they first attempt to let a CSS handle their layout. By comparison, I find that the majority of my layouts now contain only a handful of positioned or floated elements. In the discussion of strategies for CSS -based layouts, often left out of the conversation entirely is normal document flow. Most people don't discuss it because they feel that everyone inherently understands it.

Since one of the best layout strategies is to let normal document flow do most of the work for you, I think it's worth taking a closer look at XHTML's normal document flow. Stated plainly, most documents will read left to right, top to bottom. Block level elements such as paragraphs or headers occupy their own space within the document flow resulting in them stacking ...

Reviewing normal document flow
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Reviewing normal document flow provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by James Williamson as part of the Dreamweaver CS4 with CSS Essential Training

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