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As Figure 7-19 makes abundantly clear, the paragraph has spilled beyond the edges of the browser window and has not only pulled up far enough to overlap the end of the previous paragraph, but has also pulled the following paragraph up to overlap its last line.

Figure 7-19

Figure 7-19. Negative margin

Negative percentages are also permitted. These will behave like any negative length value, with the obvious difference that the amount of Friday 28th of April 2017 06:25:48 AM

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Chapter 1: HTML and CSS
Chapter 2: Selectors and Structure
Chapter 3: Units and Values
Chapter 4: Text Properties
Chapter 5: Fonts
Chapter 6: Colors and Backgrounds
Chapter 7: Boxes and Borders
Chapter 8: Visual Formatting
Chapter 9: Positioning
Chapter 10: CSS2: A Look Ahead
Chapter 11: CSS in Action
Appendix A: CSS Resources
Appendix B: HTML 2.0 Style Sheet
Appendix C: CSS1 Properties
Appendix D: CSS Support Chart
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generating the element as though it were set to static, and then simply shifting the element's box (or boxes, in the case of an inline element that crosses multiple lines). It is possible that the positioned element will overlap other content. The direction and magnitude of the offset are specified using some combination of the properties top, right, bottom, and left.

How this corresponds to our regular decimal (base 10) numbering is fairly straightforward. 05 is equal to 5, 0C is equal to 12, 0F is the same as 15, and 10 is equal to 16. No, really. 1F is equal to 31, 20 to 32, and so on. It goes like this:

Computers have been using hex notation for quite some time now, and typically programmers either are trained in its use or pick it up