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  1. #1
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    hi. Im really confused about this.

    I have started building a site in dreamweaver using a table. I have centered the table.
    The problem starts when i try to using layers.

    I want to layer some text over an image. If i use absolute positioning the text will always remain at a fixed point when i resize the browser (which is pointless). When i use relative positioning layer will not lie on top of the image.

    This is very frustrating.

    can someone offer a sugguestion please?



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    Senior Member Eddy Bones's Avatar
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    Make the image a background image of the table, or dump the table and learn to use divs. Putting text on top of an image defined in HTML is never the way to do it.

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    Senior Member karinne's Avatar
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    Like Eddy said, the best way to put text over an image is you apply that image as a background.

    I strongly suggest you dump the table as well and go CSS all the way!

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    Man, cyberspace claimed my post, but I said what karinne said, and even provided a link.
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    Senior Member Steax's Avatar
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    Yeah, dump the table. And don't use those dreamweaver "layers" before you get too used to them... they're really nothing more than absolutely positioned elements (DIVs I believe).

    Be careful about putting text on top of images (something pretty simple and straightforward to do with CSS) because it may be unreadable.
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