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complete css guide

The free version of our Complete CSS Guide has been used and praised by hundreds of thousands of web developers. Take a look yourself to find a comprehensive reference to every aspect of CSS, both selectors and properties, as well as an introductory section for when you want to find out how style sheets really work.

Also available for free, our browser compatibility tables have helped countless developers avoid the difficulties thrown up by less than perfect support for style sheets in many browsers.

A while ago we combined these two resources into a downloadable version of the Complete CSS Guide, and made it available for just $29.99. It also comes as an added bonus if you purchase our CSS Editor Style Master. As well, it is a part of many of our generously priced course bundles.

We've recently updated the Guide, bringing it inline with the latest version of the CSS specification, CSS Level 2, Revision 1. At the same time we've brought the integrated browser support info up to date by adding in Netscape 7 and Opera 7.

This version which is available for purchase also has

Internet Explorer Netscape Navigator Opera
Windows Macintosh (All Platforms) (All Platforms)
4.0 5.0 5.5 6.0 4.0 5.0 4.x 6.0 7.0 3.5 5.0 7.0

Internet Explorer 4.0 Windows and Macintosh only supports position: absolute on <div> and <span> elements. To position an element absolutely you must put it inside one of these. The value fixed is not supported by these browsers at all.

Later versions of all browsers, insofar as they support values for position, support them just as well on any element, not just <div> and <span> elements.

Internet Explorer 5.0 Macintosh supports all the position values on any type of element. It has one irritating bug, however. If you create a fixed element, and place links in this element, the position of the "linked area" can become detached from the linked text when the page is scrolled. This is particularly irritating because using a fixed element would be a good way of creating a navigation bar that is always on screen, as we used to do with frames.

Internet Explorer 5.0, 5.5 and 6.0 Windows does not support the value fixed at all.

Netscape Navigator 6 does not support the value fixed, treating it in the same way as static.