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Positioning in CSS

Alejandro AO
Alejandro AO
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Positioning is an essential aspect of web design that allows you to precisely control the placement of elements on a web page. It involves setting the position of an element in relation to other elements or to the viewport, and it plays a significant role in creating visually appealing and functional web pages.

In CSS, there are four different positioning methods available: static, relative, absolute, and fixed. Each method has its unique features and use cases, and understanding how to use them effectively can help you create complex layouts and unique design elements.

In the folloing articles, we’ll introduce you to the different positioning methods in CSS and explain how to use them effectively. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced web designer, these lessons will provide you with a solid foundation for understanding and using positioning in CSS.

The position property

The position property is used to specify the behavior of an element in relation to its parent element. It is useful, for example, whe you want to place an element at the center of its parent element.

The position property can have one of the following values:

  • static
  • relative
  • absolute
  • fixed
  • sticky

Let’s take a look at each of these values in detail. First, let’s take a look at the static value. Let’s go to the next lesson!

Intermediate CSS - This article is part of a series.
Part 2: This Article