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    usual way to align divs?

    moving away from tables... to get divs when you want them do you typically just use a bunch of <br />'s and &nbsp;'s and/or other empty div's...or maybe by just applying {position: absolute; top: Xpx; right: Ypx; }? link to a page explaining the best strategy?
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    No, that's not how to do it. A simple source view on well-designed sites would tell you that much. There are some free template sites around. Download some and see how they do it.

    One is http://www.oswd.org/, but it's being a bit slow for me at the moment.
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    anyone have another link

    haven't been able to load that aforementioned site...been trying over 15 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyborg360 View Post
    moving away from tables... to get divs when you want them do you typically just use a bunch of <br />'s and &nbsp;'s and/or other empty div's...or maybe by just applying {position: absolute; top: Xpx; right: Ypx; }? link to a page explaining the best strategy?
    What type of layout you have in mind?
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    Quote Originally Posted by abduraooft View Post
    What type of layout you have in mind?
    just want to have the freedom to place divs anywhere. For example, I

    might
    ....like
    ......to
    .......place
    .........them
    ............like
    ..............this.

    (omit periods)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyborg360 View Post
    just want to have the freedom to place divs anywhere. For example, I

    might
    ....like
    ......to
    .......place
    .........them
    ............like
    ..............this.

    (omit periods)
    Umm.. then absolute position will be the best choice. But, you need to take care of overlapping of elements/texts when the user use the zoom option from their browser.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyborg360 View Post
    just want to have the freedom to place divs anywhere. For example, I

    might
    ....like
    ......to
    .......place
    .........them
    ............like
    ..............this.

    (omit periods)
    or a
    margin-left: 0px
    ....margin-left: 20px
    etc

    Which leaves the divs free to move if content is larger or zoomed

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    thanks for the replies.

    I'm still trying to resolve a simple issue.

    I see now how to cascade divs with the margin-left: ??px like I was trying to do earlier.

    But, can you place a div directly to the right of another div without floating left the first div or placing both divs within one master div?

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    But, can you place a div directly to the right of another div without floating left the first div or placing both divs within one master div?
    A float or absolute position will b e required to effectively place two divs/"block level elements" side by side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abduraooft View Post
    A float or absolute position will b e required to effectively place two divs/"block level elements" side by side.

    thanks for clearing that up.


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