Joe Gillespie’s Absolutely relative explains absolute and relative positioning in Cascading Style Sheets He shows how to use an absolute position as part of a relatively positioned div. Good stuff!
On the same page, his Paper vs. Pixels, Part 2 talks about some of the vital differences between designing for print and for the Web. He mentions in particular the problem of users resizing pages.
… a block of type no longer fits its allotted space. It reflows, overflows and generally looks a mess. The mistake here is that concept of an ‘allotted space’. Such a space is finite and predictable on a printed page. On a Web page, it is much less so. You need to build-in leeway in terms of column flexibility and ‘buffer zones’ that take up the slack.
[Via Digital Web Magazine.]