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Absolute, Relative, Fixed Positioning: How Do They Differ?

A user asked in the forums:

I am fairly new to web design, and I could never master the differences in positioning of elements. I know there are absolute, fixed, and relative. Are there any others? Also, do they majorly differ? And when should you use which?

Short answer: Yes, there is one more, "static", which is the default. Yes, they majorly differ. Each of them is incredibly useful and which you should use of course depends on the desired … Read article

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