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have been playing with layers of late, and need help!!!! layers seem to tether themselves to say the top left hand corner of the page, is there anyway that they can be tethered specifically to a reference point say in a table?? I am trying to prevent the layers form moving around if the page is resized or if someone has set their display to 640x480..... any help or tuition on this would be most appreciated!!!!! Thanks...

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    Default layers!!!! what joy!!

    have been playing with layers of late, and need help!!!!

    layers seem to tether themselves to say the top left hand corner of the page, is there anyway that they can be tethered specifically to a reference point say in a table?? I am trying to prevent the layers form moving around if the page is resized or if someone has set their display to 640x480.....

    any help or tuition on this would be most appreciated!!!!!

    Thanks



    peteneal webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    Default Re: layers!!!! what joy!!

    peteneal wrote:
    > have been playing with layers of late, and need help!!!!
    >
    > layers seem to tether themselves to say the top left hand corner of
    > the page, is there anyway that they can be tethered specifically to a
    > reference point say in a table?? I am trying to prevent the layers
    > form moving around if the page is resized or if someone has set their
    > display to 640x480.....
    This is why Dreamweaver has caused so much confusion by using the word
    "layer" to describe an absolutely positioned div. They *are* tethered to the
    top left hand corner of the page. And if that's what you want, it's
    brilliant. A "layer" is removed from the normal flow of the doent so that
    it will always stay exactly where you say you want it. The problem you're
    having is that the table moves. Take a look at the following page, and then
    look at the source code.

    [url]http://japan-interface.co.uk/testarea/positioning.html[/url]

    It won't solve the problem of anchoring your "layer" in a table, but it
    might help you understand what an absolutely positioned div is.

    Then go to Project Seven ([url]www.projectseven.com[/url]) and look in their extensions
    page for "Snap Layers". It provides a dynamic way of snapping a Dreamweaver
    layer to a fixed point in a table.

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    David Powers
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    David Powers Guest

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    Default Re: layers!!!! what joy!!

    Putting layers in tables is a bad idea.
    "peteneal" <webforumsusermacromedia.com> wrote in message
    news:bfgd65$qr0$1forums.macromedia.com...
    > have been playing with layers of late, and need help!!!!
    >
    > layers seem to tether themselves to say the top left hand corner of the
    page, is there anyway that they can be tethered specifically to a reference
    point say in a table?? I am trying to prevent the layers form moving around
    if the page is resized or if someone has set their display to 640x480.....
    >
    > any help or tuition on this would be most appreciated!!!!!
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >
    >

    Durwood Edwards Guest

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