Layers and Positioning
Absolute, predictable precision-never the strong suit of HTML-is nonetheless what designers crave from the Web.
Unlike layout grids or tables, floating boxes can be positioned anywhere on the page.
How Layers Work
DHTML layers, are implemented as floating boxes in GoLive. They add two important capabilities to GoLive's toolbox-precise positioning relative to each other and stacking.
Layers, in the form of floating boxes, can effectively divide a page into sections, much like a table or layout grid. Layers can be positioned precisely-at least in theory-on the page, without regard to the location of other elements.
You can stack and overlap layers, either to achieve a layout goal, or to simulate movement on the page. With layers, a section of your page can have its own unique look. Attributes can be defined in a layer rather than for the entire page. Style sheets can be used to define layers, while the underlying page can be left to the default display preferences of the receiving browser.