CSS allows different methods to position your elements. Understanding how CSS affects the on-page alignment can improve your designing skills and the overall user experience of the page. In this tutorial, you will focus on the CSS position property. You will learn the various values of the CSS position property, and how they work.
What is CSS Position Property?
The CSS position property determines how an element should be positioned in an HTML document. The top, right, bottom, and left properties set the final position of the elements.
There are four different position values:
- CSS Static Positioning
- CSS Fixed Positioning
- CSS Relative Positioning
- CSS Absolute Positioning
Let’s discuss each of them separately.
CSS Static Positioning
The position of the HTML elements is static by default. It sets the position according to the normal flow of the page. The top, bottom, left, and right properties do not affect it.
CSS Fixed Positioning
The fixed positioning property positions the element relative to the screen's viewport and stays fixed on the screen when scrolling.
CSS Relative Positioning
The relative positioning positions the element relative to where its normal position would have been.
CSS Absolute Positioning
The absolute value positions the element absolutely relative to its container. With absolute positioning, you can place an element anywhere on a page.
The Z-Index property is used to specify the stacking order of the elements that overlap. The stack level refers to the element’s position on the Z-axis.
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We hope this CSS Positioning tutorial has helped you to understand the CSS position property and its workings. Mastering CSS takes constant practice. So, keep practicing to get better at it.
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