5 Replies Latest reply on May 1, 2006 2:00 PM by computerkitten

    Good CSS2 positioning tutorial?

    computerkitten Level 1
      I am interested in learning CSS2 using divs and such as I have been using tables for several years now. I need a tutorial that starts off very basic and progresses from t here. Where is an excellent tutorial for this? I already know CSS1.

      Thanks,
      Angie
        • 1. Re: Good CSS2 positioning tutorial?
          Level 7
          http://www.projectseven.com/tutorials/css/qdmacfly/index.htm
          http://www.macromedia.com/devnet/mx/dreamweaver/css.html
          http://www.macromedia.com/devnet/dreamweaver/articles/tableless_layout_dw8.html
          http://www.macromedia.com/devnet/dreamweaver/articles/css_concepts.html


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          "computerkitten" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          >I am interested in learning CSS2 using divs and such as I have been using
          > tables for several years now. I need a tutorial that starts off very
          > basic and
          > progresses from t here. Where is an excellent tutorial for this? I
          > already
          > know CSS1.
          >
          > Thanks,
          > Angie
          >


          • 2. Re: Good CSS2 positioning tutorial?
            computerkitten Level 1
            Thanks Murray for those links!

            Also.... they are not teaching CSS2 at the community college that I have taken Dreamweaver classes from.
            Hopefully in the future. But my question is that I have been told that CSS2 is not stable across all browsers and have been steered to stay with tables. Is this really accurate though? I know you have helped me with tables in the last week but in the future, sometime, I would like to start learning more about CSS2. But of course worried about doing a site in CSS2 and have it turn out wrong in some browser.

            Thanks - Angie
            • 3. Re: Good CSS2 positioning tutorial?
              Level 7
              > Is this really accurate though?

              No. There are many aspects of CSS2 that are ready to go right now and have
              been for quite a while. If you can move away from tables then please go
              ahead.

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              "computerkitten" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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              > Thanks Murray for those links!
              >
              > Also.... they are not teaching CSS2 at the community college that I have
              > taken
              > Dreamweaver classes from.
              > Hopefully in the future. But my question is that I have been told that
              > CSS2
              > is not stable across all browsers and have been steered to stay with
              > tables.
              > Is this really accurate though? I know you have helped me with tables in
              > the
              > last week but in the future, sometime, I would like to start learning more
              > about CSS2. But of course worried about doing a site in CSS2 and have it
              > turn
              > out wrong in some browser.
              >
              > Thanks - Angie
              >


              • 4. Re: Good CSS2 positioning tutorial?
                Level 7
                .oO(computerkitten)

                > Hopefully in the future. But my question is that I have been told that CSS2
                >is not stable across all browsers and have been steered to stay with tables.
                >Is this really accurate though?

                It depends on which features of CSS you want to use. Recent browsers
                like Opera or Firefox are pretty standards-compliant, while the most
                used (and most hated) browser in the world still lacks many really nice
                features or implements them in a wrong way. So what you've been told is
                true for IE, but not for modern browsers.

                >I know you have helped me with tables in the
                >last week but in the future, sometime, I would like to start learning more
                >about CSS2.

                A good start would be to _not_ use positioning until you really know how
                it works and when to use it. Try to learn the basics of CSS _and_ HTML
                first. Learn how to properly structure your content and how to write
                reasonable markup. Positioning is one of the more advanced, complex and
                complicated topics, but it is not as important as some people might want
                to tell you.

                >But of course worried about doing a site in CSS2 and have it turn
                >out wrong in some browser.

                Test, test, test.

                And test.

                You always have to test in different browsers to be sure that everything
                works as expected. But the only real problem is "just" IE ...

                A common and reasonable advice is to code according to the standards and
                apply workarounds for IE where necessary. Things will become _slightly_
                better with IE7, which will finally implement many features that most
                other browsers already support since years.

                Micha
                • 5. Re: Good CSS2 positioning tutorial?
                  computerkitten Level 1
                  Thanks Murray... sorry so late getting back to you. I have saved these tutorials...and have worked through 1 of them.

                  Angie