Re: Frame-based layout via Style Sheets

It's a good question. The answer will vary depending on whom you ask.
My answer is that the main implementors of CSS at the time (Microsoft
and Netscape) both wanted a positioning scheme which also worked with
JavaScript to create animations. The result was:

Is "fixed" then no longer an accepted option for positioning? I have 
simulated a "framed" layout by positioning the side navigation bar and a 
top header using fixed positioning and a higher value for z-index. This 
allowed the rest of the document to scroll under these elements. The 
problem is that with these elements fixed the :hover, title, and mouse 
pointers no longer work for the any links in the fixed elements in IE.

Jim Siburt
"Logical Dreams"
Web Styling & Visual Design

Received on Friday, 12 April 2002 07:59:11 UTC