I need to render a mixture of text and graphics elements at precise positions on the page, this includes control over z-order as well as use of transparency.
It seems text can be positioned, without using a floating box, as can elements within a graph. All this without a floating box, however, I have not tackled z-order or transparency.
It seems however that Floating Boxes are intended to position elements at arbitrary positions so my question is:
When should I use a floating box, what are the pros and cons of using them?