INTRO

INTRO

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Intro to the Designer

Intro to the Designer

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Intro to HTML & CSS

Intro to HTML & CSS

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HTML Structure

HTML Structure

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WEB STRUCTURE

WEB STRUCTURE

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The Box Model

The Box Model

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Element Hierarchy

Element Hierarchy

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Navigator Panel

Navigator Panel

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ELEMENTS

ELEMENTS

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Element Panel

Element Panel

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Buttons & Links

Buttons & Links

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Link Block

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Text Link

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Typography

Typography

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Heading

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Rich Text

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Block Quote

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List

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Media

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Image File Types

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Image Resolution

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Assets Panel

Assets Panel

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Video

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Background Video

Background Video

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Components

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Intro to Forms

Intro to Forms

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Styling Forms

Styling Forms

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Navbar

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Styling a Navbar

Styling a Navbar

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Navbar Menu Button

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Social Media Buttons

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Custom Code Embed

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Styling Basics

Styling Basics

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Intro to Style Panel

Intro to Style Panel

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HTML Tags

HTML Tags

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Classes

Classes

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Combo Classes

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Text Style Inheritance

Text Style Inheritance

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Style Manager

Style Manager

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States

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Transitions

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Color Picker & Swatches

Color Picker & Swatches

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Color Values

Color Values

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Layout Basics

Layout Basics

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Intro to Web Layout

Intro to Web Layout

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Display Settings

Display Settings

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Padding & Margin

Padding & Margin

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Width & Height Units

Width & Height Units

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Floats & Clears

Floats & Clears

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Flexbox & Grid

Flexbox & Grid

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Intro to Flexbox

Intro to Flexbox

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Centering elements with Flexbox

Centering elements with Flexbox

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Equal height layouts with Flexbox

Equal height layouts with Flexbox

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Grid layouts overview

Grid layouts overview

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Flexbox vs. Grid

Flexbox vs. Grid

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Advanced Layout

Advanced Layout

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Positioning Overview

Positioning Overview

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Relative Positioning

Relative Positioning

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Absolute Positioning

Absolute Positioning

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Fixed Positioning

Fixed Positioning

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Z-Index

Z-Index

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Overflow

Overflow

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Styling Typography

Styling Typography

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Intro to Web Typography

Intro to Web Typography

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Typography Units

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Line Height

Line Height

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Advanced Typography Styles

Advanced Typography Styles

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Google Fonts

Google Fonts

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Custom Fonts

Custom Fonts

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Text Shadow

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Background & Border Styles

Background & Border Styles

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Background Styles Overview

Background Styles Overview

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Background Image

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Background Gradient

Background Gradient

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Border Radius

Border Radius

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Box Shadow

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3D Styles

3D Styles

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Intro to 3D

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3D Perspective

3D Perspective

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2D & 3D Transforms

2D & 3D Transforms

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Responsive Design

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Lesson info

Lesson info

The position property allows you to move elements relative to: their current place in the document (relative), a parent element (absolute), or the viewport (fixed). Here we’ll be covering absolute position.

Absolute-positioned elements are completely removed from the document flow, so they no longer touch or push elements around them. They're pinned to the first parent element that has position relative, absolute, or fixed enabled. 

In this video, we'll show you how to:

  1. ‍Enable absolute position
  2. ‍Understand positioning values
  3. ‍Work with Z-index

And then bring it all together with an example.

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Transcript

An element that's Absolutely positioned is completely removed from the normal document flow. It doesn't leave a seat warmer — there's nothing holding its spot or taking up any space wherever it's been placed. Like a relatively positioned element, an Absolutely positioned element has unlocked tons of controls for positioning and z-index. But most importantly, it takes its positioning cues from its parent — as long as that parent is set to relative (or anything other than Auto).

Two things (two examples) to cover related to Absolute position: a text label, and a button.

Let's look at the text label example.

Here's a text block sitting inside this div block. And our goal is to get this text block to show up in the corner of the div block. Let's select the text block and set the positioning to Absolute. But here's the problem: it didn't do what we wanted it to do.

That's because Absolute positioning requires one of its parent elements to be set to something other than auto. Let's select the div block here and set the position to relative. Now our text label (that text block) is positioned around the div block.

We can try out each of these position presets to adjust the positioning of the text label.

That's the text label example. Let's do the button.

And here's a div block which has some content inside. Let's look at the hierarchy here: the Submit Button isn't a direct child of the div block. The Form element is in between them in the hierarchy. But that's okay.

Let's select the div block, set it to relative positioning. Now that we've done that, we can select the Submit Button (which is a grandchild of the div block), and we can set this to Absolute. The Submit Button is being positioned around its grandparent.

So Absolutely positioned elements will take their positioning cues from the first parent element they find that isn't set to auto positioning.