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From: Big John
Date: Mar 7, 2003 6:58PM


Leo Smith wrote:
> I took a look through some recent archives, and the inquiry was in
> relation to relatively positioned CSS sites.
>
> www.glasshaus.com seems to mainly use absolute positioning.


That's right. In fact, relative positioning is not really intended
to be used for major layout purposes. Layoutwise, they're just
static, flowed elements that can be offset from their original
flowed positions. When they are, they leave behind empty 'holes'.

Their true function is as flowed elements that serve as positioned
'bases' for absolutely positioned child elements. Relative elements
are 'bridges' between the world of flowed elements, and 'absolute',
coordinate controlled elements, which is why they are called
'relative'.
Big John



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