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Absolute postioning in CSS
two questions

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Msg#: 642 posted 12:27 pm on Feb 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

Firstly I have just used CSS to postion all the images and text within my site- works fine on all PC's but is all over the shop on Macs - does CSS not work on Macs?

Secondly when you use absoulute positioning why is it that the top left is not always 0,0 I have had to have minus numbers just to get my text to the center of the screen + when I add another image and try and position it, it throws everything out of place?

Cheers for any answers.



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Msg#: 642 posted 12:31 pm on Feb 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hey Dino_M,

I know that IE5 on the Mac is an incredibly buggy browser and that it's got a decidedly dodgy level of support for CSS (especially CSS-2, IIRC). Is that the Mac browser you were using?


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Msg#: 642 posted 7:50 pm on Feb 20, 2003 (gmt 0)
Here is a friendly support graphic...

MacEdition Guide to CSS2 Support in Mac-only Browsers


Abridged Support of CSS-2
[last modified feb 15, 2003]

other browser and OS support is available at the top of the pages before the charts.

A List Apart did an article, but dated... On Mac Browsers and CSS [though you may find some of your answers in this piece, since MS has not upgraded the IE Mac version browser much, and those items may still be existing.]

MAC Browser Roundup - interviews with Tantek Çelik and Håkon Lie by Jeffrey Zeldman.

As far as Mac and CSS support goes, it has near total support for CSS - 1 items , somewhere about 99.0%, but CSS-2 I am not fully aware.

I know I have made some absolute positioned pages that work or display well on a Mac OSX, but I would have to check which ones. I did use the CascadeDTP tool[free for windows] to lay these pages out, and followed XHTML guidelines and DTD... though I do believe there is a free absolute positioning tool available for Moz users, and I am not sure what it is called, and I would guess it is workable on a Mac.

As far as space at edges/borders go... browsers have a different way of looking at this, and may have this visible padding that is only removed by use of a negative margin.

Another possible read.
Flexible layouts with CSS positioning -

good luck


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