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We are using Faux Absolute Positioning : A Brilliant CCS Layout

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008 By Nikhil

When I read  this article on A List Apart “ Faux Absolute Positioning
by Eric Sol
“, I was nothing less than IMPRESSED.  I was also depressed majorly , cause,  honestly I was wondering , why cant I come up with something fabulous as this.

Usually, when we create CSS layouts, we use “POSITION” or “FLOATS”  , or a very bad combination of both. Eric Sol and his team define a next to perfect technique of a new type of CSS layout technique , which they have christened as  “Faux Absolute Positioning” after the faux columns technique that simulates the presence of a column. 

You know that problem all of us CSS developers have with disintegrating layouts (The unexpected content changes that cause entire columns to wrap ,  when we use floated layouts ) … Well! Seems History!!!!
This layout technique  is still very young, and has to trashed out by all those CSS gurus out there, before it becomes an un written standard.   I’m happy to use it NOW! … and am already into  middle of converting my earlier problematic/floating un-necessarily layouts  into FAP layout already… and am glad to say the “we are already using Faux Absolute Positioning for this blog site as well ” … GO try it , NOW!

Kudos Eric!!


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