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Disadvantages of using absolute positioning

What are some of the main disadvantages of (excessively) using absolute positioning?

Would love to hear everyone's thoughts!

4 Answers

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Here's a great article that discusses some of the potential downsides of absolute positioning.


None! Everything has it's use.

Well unless you count old browsers.

Thanks James...this piece offered solid insight

When you zoom in or out of a page that has elements using absolute positioning, your browser will automatically try to rearrange the elements, making a huge mess on your page, unless you do something about the zoom property with JavaScript