CSS–Advanced Topics

Alsalamo alekom .. we will continue what we started which is css reviews … so u have to check this links befour we start CSS Basics || and CSS Basics | Now we will talk about something advanced about CSS .. our topics will be

  • CSS – Cursor

  • CSS – Position

  • CSS – Layer

  • CSS – Display

CSS – Cursor

we will change cursor icon when we do action like “we are over text” we have many cursors like :

  • default – Display the normal mouse cursor

  • iconwait – The mouse icon to represent the computer “thinking”

  • crosshair – A cross hair reticletext – An “I” shaped icon that is displayed when selecting textpointer

  • A hand icon that you see when you hover over an
    HTML link-help

  • A question mark (usually)

Lets Try it now .. Just make Style tag and copy this :

 p { cursor: wait }
 h4 { cursor: help }
 h5 { cursor: crosshair }

and make your mouse over each one and see what happended 🙂 … and tell me

CSS Position

You will be able to manipulate the exact position of your HTML elements

Position Relative

Relative positioning changes the position of the HTML element relative to where it normally appears. If we had a header that appears at the top of our page, we can make it abit to right or to left , up , down or mix of them … i like “mix” remeber me “DevMix” 🙂 so the css code will be :


 h3 { 
 position: relative; 
 top: 15px;
 left: 150px;
 p { 
 position: relative; 
 left: -10px;

See this to understand more :

BeforeCSS    After Positioning

Position Absolute

With absolute positioning, you define the exact pixel value where the specified HTML element will appear. The point of origin is the top-left of the browser’s viewable area, so be sure you are measuring from that point.

CSS Code :

 h3 { 
 position: absolute; 
 top: 50px;
 left: 45px;
 position: absolute; 
 top: 75px;
 left: 75px;

CSS –  Layers

In CSS, each element is given a priority. HTML elements that appear later in the source code than others will have a higher priority by default. If there are two overlapping CSS positioned elements, the element with the higher priority will appear on top of the other. To manually define a priority, set the z-index value. The larger the value, the higher the priority the element will have.

CSS Code:

 position: relative; 
 top: 30px;
 left: 50px;
 z-index: 2;
 background-color: #336699;

 p { 
 position: relative; 
 z-index: 1; 
 background-color: #FFCCCC;

CSS – Display

Display Block and Inline

are you bored from using <br/> tag ?? yes me too .. what will we so if we have ablock of links … wil we using <br/> tag alot and alot ?? no css will make it easy for you let’s have an example :

CSS Code:

 a { display: block; }
 p { display: inline; }


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Display None (Hidden)

At times you may want to hide pieces of content, while at other times you would wish to show it. With the use of JavaScript, you can create collapseable menus.This is a simple example of how to hide an element.

CSS Code:

p.show { display: block }
p.hide { display: none; }

HTML Code:

<p class="show">This paragraph is displayed correctly because 
it has a display value of "block".</p>

<p class="hide">This paragraph is hidden because 
it has a display value of "none". Why am I even
writing anything in here?</p>


This paragraph is displayed correctly because it has a
display value of “block”.


I hope add something new to ur knowleadge ,,, thanks for reading …
we wait your feedback ….. ohhh Dont Forget we will make articles
about CSS3 … Don’t Miss it 😀

By : Mohammed Gabrail

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  1. #1 by dalia on August 21, 2011 - 6:30 pm

    مقال حلو فيه حاجات جديدة شكرا

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