The CSS Grid Layout Module — Flexible Structures for Content

I often suggest that designing with a grid is a good idea. Developing them in html and css sometimes feels like a hack, though. Developers certainly build grids for use online and there are a variety of frameworks you can use that do the work for you. Still, wouldn’t it be nice to have some native css for creating grids?

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The CSS Regions Module — Control Where Content Flows

Would you like more control of your content and how it flows through your layout? Would you like an easy way to create more complex layouts? How about an easy way to independently style sections of a document, without complicated css rules that overwrite each other? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then css regions might be what you’re looking for.

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When Can You Use New HTML and CSS in Production?

The last week or two, I’ve been looking at some not quite ready for production css in the css shapes module and the css exclusions module. While neither is ready just yet, you might want to use them as soon as possible. Other things like flexbox are much closer to being ready. It begs the question how do we know when it’s ok to adopt new html or css techniques?

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The CSS Exclusions Module — Letting Your Content Flow

Last week I took a look at the coming css shapes module. It’s actually part of a more general module on css exclusions (formerly positioned floats) and I want to look at the more general exclusions today.

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The CSS Shapes Module — Breaking Out of the Box

One of the limitations of developing websites is that everything is fundamentally a rectangular box. We fight against it. We create non-rectangular images, we round corners, we have a variety of creative techniques to display less box-like shapes, but still behind the scenes each of these things sits in a rectangular box and other elements react to that box seen or unseen.

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