When I post to forums and other sites, I need to check my spelling, but most sites don't include a spell checker. Fortunately, I have the Google Toolbar installed in both MSIE and Firefox, and it includes a spell checker. It highlights spelling errors when I'm composing a post like this. You can get the Google Toolbar for MSIE here and the Firefox version here.
Many of us tend to use the terms LAYER and DIV interchangeably, butÂ there is a difference.
LAYER – A LAYER (in Dreamweaver terminology) is an absolutely positioned DIV which tends to “float” outside/above the page flow. Dreamweaver allows you to insert (or draw) a LAYER in a document, and you can “grab” a LAYER and drag it all over the page. Playing with LAYERs can be fun, but building pages with LAYERs can result in unintended consequences. You can see an example here.
DIV – When the position of a DIV is omitted (no top, left, right, or bottom properties), the DIV is static. A static DIV is a page DIVision that exists in the logical flow of a page. A static DIV is like a box, and inside the boxes you can place headings, paragraphs, images, tables. etc.
1) All LAYERs are DIVs (absolutely positioned), but not all DIVs are LAYERs.
2) We need to be careful when using LAYERs because they “float” above a page and can cover other items on the page.
3) A normal or static DIV is not absolutely positioned; it is merely a division that exists in the normal flow of a page.
just visited a site that might be of interest to those new to CSS. It gives step by step instructions and shows the page result as each step is added. I’m no CSS expert, but I have been using CSS for a while, and I found the tutorial to be interesting and fun. The tutorial is here.