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Absolute Positioning a div

May 2, 2011 7:38 AM

I am trying to position a twitter icon at the top right of the page.  I put the gif into a div box and used this css code:


.container #twitter {
    position: absolute;
    top: 5px;
    left: 900px;
    height: 25px;
    width: 25px;
    margin: 0px;
    padding: 0px;
    z-index: 1;   


The icon moves depending on screen size, which I don't want.  I want it to always be in the same spot no matter what size screen, right above some text.


Thanks for any help you can provide,



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    May 2, 2011 8:00 AM   in reply to garynng

    You need to put the absolute float in a container to control the position.


    <div class="twitter-container">


    <div class="twitter-feed">code</div>



    float "twitter-container" left with a width


    float twitter-feed absolute


    twitter-feed will be absolute positioned to it's container which is "twitter-container"

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    May 2, 2011 8:14 AM   in reply to garynng

    The actual display of your <div> will very depending on whether or not it's parent container (<div>) also has a declared position.

    That is, if it's parent container DOES NOT also have a declared position, the child <div> will do 1 of 2 things.
    If position:relative, it will position as desired but space will be left as though that element was still in the natural flow. So you may move the 500 X 100 element down and over, but a 500 X 100 space will be left, as though it was still there.
    If position:absolute, child is positioned relative to browser window and that position does not change even if window contracts or expands.

    So be sure to give a declared position to both the parent and the child <div>.
    Best wishes,


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    May 2, 2011 1:01 PM   in reply to garynng
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    May 2, 2011 7:33 PM   in reply to garynng

    Don't use left, use right positioning in # pixels from the right side of the page.

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