FAQ: CSS Display and Positioning - Position: Absolute


This community-built FAQ covers the “Position: Absolute” exercise from the lesson “CSS Display and Positioning”.

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So is it correct to say that using position: relative allows for moving an element in any direction with the top/bottom/left/right and position: absolute is the same thing except with respect to its parent element? How are they different?


position: relative positions an element relative to where the element itself would have been if no positioning had been applied.

position: absolute, however, positions the element relative to where the parent element is currently.

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