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CSS Regions: A look at the future of web page layout

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A good article on CSS Regions - still working its way through standards bodies. It promises to provide magazine-like layout options.

The approximately 3 minute video segment about this is definitely worth watching.

CSS Regions: Coming Soon to a Webpage Near You | Webmonkey | Wired.com

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Yup, I'll give that FIVE!

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That would help immensely in removing a lot of dead-space on websites, what a great idea, how come no-one thought of it sooner, tut!! ;) :)

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Very cool. I love magazine-style websites, and this will make it a lot easier to make them.


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I've used the same functionality in Xara Xtreme, but the HTML (and its own CSS) markup when saved, is a bit mind-boggling. So I've never used it on a website.

This will put paid to a rather expensive product, although you are unlikely to find me crying too loudly about it!

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Really cool stuff, give more powerfull layout possibilitys +5  
Thanks BobS for the link.


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I think this will really open the door for less-skilled themers (me!) to add interesting layouts to a site page.

I could use this right now as my biography pages are rather wide, although I don't find them difficult to read. Robbie had suggested that I might consider going with a fixed-width design. It's interesting to contemplate how this would help with text-heavy pages in fluid designs - especially if the regions would scale horizontally with the window.

I hope this gets through the standards bodies at least as a draft specification soon. That will encourage more unified browser support and some interesting experiments from the most skilled designers.

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