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WebCore Rendering Series

I've recently been enjoying a series of articles by Dave Hyatt on the Surfin' Safari blog about the underpinnings of WebCore rendering. I've trudged through his detailed description and accompanying header files in the hopes of garnering some insight into rendering technology that might help me as a web developer.

This week's article on positioning has provided just such an insight, with its detailed descriptions of each of the position modes available: static, relative, fixed, and absolute. While I'm somewhat familiar with each of these, seeing them drafted out in near-specification form has helped to clarify their differences and intricacies.

The first five parts are already up, so I would encourage you to at the very least skim over them. The knowledge gained might just give you an "ah ha" moment of your own.

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