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    How do I position something so that it doesn't affect other content?

    How do I position something so that it doesn't affect other content?

    I have a div, and inside I want to put an 'edit' button at the top, but I don't want the placement of that edit button to effect anything else.

    I've got something like this:
    Code:
    <div>
    <a class="dontMove">Edit</a>
    Other things, like text
    Like pictures
    These should not move!
    </div>
    My CSS is:
    Code:
    a.dontMove,
    a.dontMove:link,
    a.dontMove:visited
    {
     position: relative;
     z-index: 2;
     left: 2px;
     top: 2px;
    }
    a.dontMove:hover,
    a.dontMove:active
    {
     position: relative;
     z-index: 2;
     left: 2px;
     top: 2px;
    }
    What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks.


    OM

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    the only way to break something out of the box model is to use
    Code:
    position: absolute
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    thanks for the reply.
    tried that.
    but it takes the absolute point to be the start of the page - i.e. the top left corner.
    how do i make it absolute to the place where it's being put inside - i.e. a div?
    thanks.

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    remove your positioning, use margins to position it(top and left unless your aligning it in some other way, negatives = up/left, positives = down/right)
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    erm: even if i do that, just the fact that i have one itm next to the other pushes the next item right or down.

    the first item will be and 'edit' link.
    what i will do afterwards is allow the user to see the real version without the 'edit' links - i.e. show the html page with the 'edit' links removed.

    surely if i use margins, then when the 'edits' are removed: this will mess up my formatting?

    let me know what u think.

    thanks.

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