Hi. Sorry, I’ve been reading books and articles on this, and have had no success. Unfortunately, many of the posts I find on the Web have an answer, but then it’s followed by numerous conflicting corrections/additions, etc… so I have not been able to find a source for a single, complete solution to this.
I’ve built the whole site, and have no real problems with HTML or Bootstrap. I just am stuck on this one particular thing.
I want to create a page that (among many other things) has a 2 Bootstrap column row, with the first containing a 400x400 pixel image (and the second will contain nav buttons, but they are not relevant to the question). Easy enough.
Now, keep in mind that this site is intended to be responsive. On SM and XS sizes, I have the second column snap down below the first (nav buttons go under the image, rather than beside). Again, no problem.
So, the problem is, I need to place a SMALLER (than the 400x400 image in the first column) image at a specific spot on the 400x400 image. In fact, I want to place a number of them, but let’s just stick with one for this.
This is now going into territory where I’ve always been a bit clumsy and uncertain. I read things like the ‘container’ has to be set to Position: Relative (and some also say make it a Block). I’m not even sure if they are referring to the actual container element, or the column that is containing the (larger image), so the confusion already begins there.
They also say that the smaller image needs to be set to Position: Absolute, and then there’s some discrepency from there… with some saying to use Left:x% and Top:x%, while others say Margin-Left:x% and Margin-Right:x%. I guess it all depends which method you want to use, so I’m assuming both are (in this case) interchangable. Both sides then also mention using Margin-Top and Margin-Left, although some use px and some use %… but, again, that’s a choice.
Thing is, I try this, and it doesn’t appear to work. I’m sure I’m leaving something out. I just have the two images, side by side, within the column.
So, based on my specific needs stated above, could someone please outline the full coding needed on the container, row and image tags?
NOTE: I know that the attributes should be defined via an external CSS document, which I DO, but for the sake of this explanation, could you just apply the attributes directly to the tags, so it’s more clear on what is what (and to avoid multiple sections in the explanation).
2 Bootstrap column (6 +6)
Image in first column
Second column has nav buttons (just mentioning it so you know there is a second column. I’m not asking anything about that second column)
Second column snaps underneath the image at SM and XS (…Again, just mentioning it, in case that affects the solution you suggest. It’s all working fine, and no help needed on that.)
I need compatibility across all popular patforms/browsers
One of my concerns, is even if I manage to get an exact offset value for the smaller image (to place it in the proper spot on the first image), it will get misaligned if/when the first image gets scaled down to a smaller image.
If someone can help with this, that would be awesome. Sorry, I’ve been trying to research and experiment with this, but with no luck. If someone has a good link to an explanation (that isn’t followed by a bunch of corrections/additions/debates) that would be great, too. I’m continuing to read up and experiment over here, but figured I’d ask, in case someone wants to help with an answer.