[thelist] dynamically placed divs

Stephen Caudill SCaudill at municode.com
Wed Dec 4 10:51:01 CST 2002

Hi Roger,
  CSS allows for fixed positioning which would make a div appear statically in one spot on the screen regardless of scroll.  Here is a link to the spec:


unfortunately, IE does not support this portion of the recommendation yet (Gecko browsers do it fairly well though) , so there is always the DHTML method:


which IMHO, looks a little hokey (not to say this example couldnt be spiced up some, but the motion on every implementation of this I have ever seen has been rather jerky)...  You may try doing some more searching using the keywords "fixed" or "static" rather than "floating" or "dynamic".


Roger wrote:
> what i would ideally like to do, is to have the explanatory
> divs dynamically
> placed relative to the browser window, not the page.

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