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    Just tell me where to go....

    Can someone refer me to a tutorial source that is maybe extra-simple or extra-complete or something? I know I'm the dumbest person in this room, but I'm trying...

    I want to make a page. There is a background image and a gif page title in the upper right area. That is in place pretty much okay.

    Under the page title gif I want to stack five or so gifs to act as link pushbuttons. I've been to a bunch of instructional sites and three paper books and I can't get any complete-enough-to-do-it info on just what I do to position the gifs on the page.

    A few of the sources say to absolute-position them from the top of something (top of screen, top of div, top of something else?), but wouldn't this violate the flexibility of the site when it's portrayed on different capacity monitors? Or is liquid (or stretchy) design for width only, and we don't care about the vertical axis?

    And is the use of percents just not possible for positioning on the vertical axis?

    Float doesn't seem to be what I want. The examples I've seen have no vertical capability whatsoever. I guess things don't float down...

    Now I've just encountered an article about the "box model". Is that what people do; throw up an element and shim it into place with margins? That can't be right...

    Please realize that any answer that I understand would have to be pretty simple.

    Thanks

    MP

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    I'm not sure I understand what you mean...do you want to create a set of image links to serve as your navigation? Anything similar to these examples?
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    Are you looking for CSS and HTML tutorials? if so the W3Schools site is a great place to start.

    http://www.w3schools.com/default.asp

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    I think this site lays it out a bit easier than w3school
    http://htmldog.com/

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    If you want a really easy book to get you started get "HTML for Dummies".
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    Quote Originally Posted by RussAdams View Post
    If you want a really easy book to get you started get "HTML for Dummies".
    Where's the book for smart guys?

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    Don't forget Sitepoint books! I've read a few and they've always been good.

    Build Your Own Web Site The Right Way Using HTML & CSS

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    I'm not familiar with the problem you describe, but in the last couple of days, I've found several simple layout answers on "The Site Wizard" (google for url).

    I have several Sitepoint books, and I enjoy them, but they have too much information when I'm just trying to fix one bug.


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