Someone I don't know, without addressing me by name wrote asking "what is dhtml?" I wrote back into the void.

Hi, dynamic hypertext markup language is simply a way of coding the page in a more temporal and spatial manner. Some people also refer to dhtml as offering increased interactive capabilities. Basically, the page is coded on a grid in page divisions and layers. For example, the code looks something like this:

<div id="Layer2" style="position:absolute; z-index:2; left: 150px; top: 100px; width:300px"> <font size=1 face=arial>Text here.</font></div>

The div stands for page division. The "left: 150px" means the layer will be 150 pixels from the left hand side. The layer will be 100 pixels from the top. The Z-index determines the stacking order. The higher number will be atop the lower number. One layer can be placed atop or partially atop another. Movable layers can be created with a drag and drop script. Layers placed on a Timeline can move automatically. Editors, such as Dreamweaver, will do much of the coding for you. Some of the fun but complicated Java Scripting that enables text or images to fly through the air is done by the editor.
Best, Christy