CSS3 Regions

CSS3 Regions, a work-in-progress by Adobe:

  • Threading content: Content that flows from one area to another.
  • Arbitrarily shaped containers: Text displayed in non-rectangular areas.
  • Arbitrarily shaped exclusions: Text can wrap around arbitrary shapes.
  • Region styling: Styling content depending on the area in which it flows.

Some nice proposals, yet it makes me wonder where this all will go. Right now — if stuff like this gets into the standard — it looks like CSS3 will become far too complex, as the existing syntax wasn’t built to deal with such things.

I guess a better approach would be an extra layer on top of CSS3, in which you can define these special renderings. Kinda like the DHTML behaviors, but then for advanced rendering.

Published by Bramus!

Bramus is a frontend web developer from Belgium, working as a Chrome Developer Relations Engineer at Google. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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