Understanding layers

Understanding layers

With Dreamweaver, you can use layers to lay out your page. You can place layers in front of and behind each other, hide some layers while showing others, and move layers across the screen. You can place a background image in one layer, then place a second layer, containing text with a transparent background, in front of that.

Layers provide a great deal of flexibility in placing content. However, site visitors with very old web browsers might have trouble viewing layers. To ensure that everyone can view your web page, you can design your page layout using layers, and then convert the layers to tables. For more information, see Converting layers to tables. If your audience is likely to be using any recent browser, however, you can design layouts entirely with layers, without converting them to tables.

Related topics

  • HTML code for layers
  • Managing layers

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