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CSS CSS Foundations The Box Model Positioning Properties

Tomy Lim
Tomy Lim
4,571 Points

How does Relative in Position work?

Having trouble remembering it.

Isaac Asante
Isaac Asante
4,752 Points

Hi Tomy, there's no better way to get the answer to your question than watching this mini-course of Relative Positioning by Guil Hernandez from Treehouse's CSS Layout Techniques track: http://teamtreehouse.com/library/css-layout-techniques/positioning-schemes/relative-positioning

Hope this helps!

2 Answers

Relative positioning is a way of positioning something relative to where it already was placed by the HTML. For example:

img {
    position: relative;
    top: 50px;
    left: 50px;

The above code would drag the image 50px downwards and to the right.

I hope this helped clear some things up!


I see your question has already been answered. But css-tricks has a great page on it.