// hicksdesign: 3D CSS Box Model (20 May 2004)
Hereís a thing. Iíve seen umpteen diagrams showing CSS beginners how padding, border and margin work together, but not the order in which elements such as background colour and image are stacked. To try and fill this hole, Iíve drawn a diagram. Iím not sure if this is of any use at all, but here it is anyway - the 3D CSS Box Model.
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