Position: absolute


“When an element’s position is set to absolute all other elements on the page will ignore the element and act like it is not present on the page.”(I copied it from the guideline when I was practicing CSS display and position.)
Is there something wrong with this statement? I can’t understand it. Should it be “when position:absolute, it will ignore all other elements on the page instead not all other elements will ignore this element.” Is it right?

Here is the link where I worked and met the problem.


No. It refers to normal flow that all the other elements will adhere to, ignoring the absolutely positioned one since it has been taken out of normal flow. The absolute positioning is relative to only the parent object, assuming it has a position specified. If not then the object will be relative to the body element.


Thank you for your help!:blush: