A couple of years ago I wrote an article for a company called Thinkful on CSS positioning, which also included a screencast that I hosted on my ImpressiveWebs YouTube channel. The video was “unlisted” but I’ve now made it public, and since some time has passed I thought I would post the video here.
It’s pretty basic stuff for most experienced CSS developers, but if anyone wants a quick primer on CSS positioning, this should be a good guide. The video is embedded below and I’ve summarized the content here in this post.
Some things in the specs have behaviours that browser makers are required to adhere to. But other areas are a bit gray, where there is no definite guidance on implementation, so sometimes the behaviour is different from browser to browser.
On March 2nd and 3rd, I attended and had the privilege of speaking at jQueryTO, Canada’s first ever jQuery conference. It was a really cool experience, and was especially cool because I finally got to meet in person certain developers that I’ve respected from afar for some time, including Darcy Clarke (who organized it), Paul Irish, Addy Osmani, Alex Sexton, and Adam J. Sontag.
Starting today, and pending the work involved and subsequent success/failure, I will be regularly posting screencasts on Impressive Webs. Most of my writing time is spent authoring stuff for Smashing Magazine and Web Designer Depot of late, so I thought, as a change of pace, I could start doing some screencasts for my own site.
The inspiration for this idea, naturally, comes from the screencasts on Nettuts and CSS-Tricks. Jeffrey Way and Chris Coyier have been doing screencasts for quite some time, and I definitely have to give credit to them for the inspiration. I’ve especially enjoyed Jeffrey’s recent video quick tips on Nettuts.