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Re: Draft blog post on CSS Regions

From: Alex Komoroske <komoroske@google.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2013 19:12:25 -0800
Message-ID: <CAPwaZpWrrHy=3B+76mr8CVYTc2ZPoL1PHmZEY5vaaRjsiLDQYw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Julee <julee@adobe.com>
Cc: "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Good news is always welcome! Some comments inline.


On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 6:24 PM, Julee <julee@adobe.com> wrote:

>  Hi, everyone:
>
>
> In an effort to keep the good news coming, I drafted a blog post for CSS
> Regions. Please let me know your thoughts.
>
>
>
> ----------------------------
>
> BLOG POST PROPOSAL: CSS REGIONS
>

Perhaps a more descriptive title?

>
> PROPOSED POST DATE: Monday, Jan 28 2013
>
>
> RELATED TWEET/SOCIAL MEDIA BLURB: CSS Regions: tutorial
> http://goo.gl/XBdfh and API docs http://goo.gl/2g7tm on #webplatform.org:
> your web, documented.
>
>
> BODY:
>
>
> CSS Regions helps content flow from one layout element to another without
> forcing a position.
>

Perhaps leading with the fact that it's an emergent standard to better set
developers' expectations?


> This affords complex magazine-style designs in which content flows through
> freely positioned layout elements.
>

"Affords" sounds overly proper here to my ear.


> The latest on CSS Regions is now in Chrome Beta, as well as Canary and
> nightly WebKit builds.
>

Superfluous "on"?

The wording doesn't make it clear that it's Chrome Beta/Canary; it sounds
like it's "Canary and nightly WebKit builds". It also doesn't make it clear
that you'll have to flip a flag to play with it (and thus it's certainly
not ready for deployment on a site with real users).


> Mike Sierra <http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/User:Sierra> wrote up a
> tutorial <http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/css/tutorials/css-regions>
> that shows how flows work, how to arrange a layout, enable it, control
> region breaks, style fragments, trim content, and create adaptive layouts
> with media queries.
>
>
> Here are new API doc pages, the first one for the API package as a whole:
>
>
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/apis/css-regions****
>
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/apis/css-regions/CSSRegionStyleRule****
>
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/apis/css-regions/Document/getNamedFlows**
> **
>
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/apis/css-regions/NamedFlow****
>
>
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/apis/css-regions/NamedFlow/firstEmptyRegionIndex
> ****
>
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/apis/css-regions/NamedFlow/getContent****
>
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/apis/css-regions/NamedFlow/getRegions****
>
>
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/apis/css-regions/NamedFlow/getRegionsByContent
> ****
>
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/apis/css-regions/NamedFlow/name****
>
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/apis/css-regions/NamedFlow/overset****
>
>
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/apis/css-regions/NamedFlow/regionlayoutupdate
> ****
>
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/apis/css-regions/Region****
>
>
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/apis/css-regions/Region/getComputedRegionStyle
> ****
>
>
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/apis/css-regions/Region/getRegionFlowRanges
> ****
>
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/apis/css-regions/Region/regionOverset****
>
>
> New CSS property/rule pages
>
>
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/css/properties/flow-from****
>
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/css/properties/flow-into****
>
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/css/properties/region-fragment****
>
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/css/atrules/@region
>

>  Mike also posted the example he described here:
>
>
> http://letmespellitoutforyou.com/samples/region_mq_sample.html
>

All of these sections come across as a dump of data in the form of bullets.
Perhaps choose a few key links (or perhaps a link to a page that lists all
of these pages) and work them into a prose paragraph?


>
> View it with Chrome Beta, Canary or Webkit Nightly, with experimental
> features enabled. Resize the window to see the simplified mobile layout the
> tutorial describes. Download the sample and play with the layout a bit: a
> more flexible CSS layout (rather than the hard-coded 8.5x11 page) would
> adapt it to various tablet browsers; a multi-page variant could be easily
> modified with swipe gestures to navigate among pages, with no need for
> additional paged media markup. And let us know what you've done!
>

This last section reads like an advertorial for CSS Regions, when
ostensibly this post is about the fact that there is now good CSS Regions
documentation on WPD (and giving a bit of background for folks who have
never heard of CSS Regions). And the "and" at the beginning of the last
sentence comes off as a bit informal (see what I did there?).


>
>
> END
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>
>  ****
>
> J
> ----------------------------
> julee@adobe.com
> @adobejulee
>
Received on Tuesday, 29 January 2013 03:13:13 UTC

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