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Ingrid Bardales
Ingrid Bardales
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offstets vs. margins

Hey guys, i noticed the offsets top, bottom, right and left are used with positions such as relative and absolute, so my question is do we use the offsets with these types of positions instead of margins?

Thanks in advance


2 Answers


All in all, it really depends on what you're trying to accomplish with your CSS. Offsets are used for exactly positioning an element rather than margins that are used for spacing around the element via the box model. Margins are used for more general positioning (text, images, etc.) whereas offsets are used for more advanced applications (exact positioning of elements outside of a parent element, etc.)

I hope this helps!