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Re: Draft blog post on CSS Regions

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 02:02:27 -0500
Message-ID: <5108C583.6010701@w3.org>
To: Julee <julee@adobe.com>
CC: "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Hi, Julee-

This looks good to me (I guess I would say that), with one caveat, inline...

On 1/29/13 4:41 PM, Julee wrote:
> Thanks much, Doug! Here's the updated version:
> BLOG POST PROPOSAL: Documenting the Future: CSS Regions
> PROPOSED POST DATE: Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013
> http://goo.gl/XBdfh and API docs http://goo.gl/2g7tm on
> #webplatform.org: your web, documented.
> Web Platform Docs is an ambitious project. It is challenging enough to
> document all the features that work across browsers today, without
> delving into experimental features. But it's also critical for web
> developers to learn what's coming up next. Such features are not as
> widely documented elsewhere, and getting early feedback on them helps
> make sure they are done right.
> So when an important CSS layout feature like CSS Regions gets
> experimental support from two major browser engines, WebKit (Chrome and
> Safari) and Trident (Internet Explorer), we felt it was important to
> document it on Web Platform Docs. (You will have to enable experimental
> features in these browsers to see how CSS Regions works.)

Do we document anywhere how to enable these experimental features? Can 
it be generalized? Should we have a page that list all the experimental 
features that we've documents, and how to enable them individually?

For the purpose of this article, can we create this page, populate it 
with the CSS Regions enabling instructions, and link to it here?


> CSS Regions
> helps solve a long-standing fundamental design problem: allowing content
> to flow smoothly from one layout element to another without forcing a
> position. With CSS Regions, you can create complex magazine-style
> designs in which content flows through freely positioned layout elements.
> 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. The new API starts with the css-regions
> <http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/apis/css-regions> package, and
> includes APIs, such as CSSRegionStyleRule
> <http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/apis/css-regions/CSSRegionStyleRule>,
> NamedFlow <http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/apis/css-regions/NamedFlow>,
> and Region <http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/apis/css-regions/Region>.
> New CSS property pages have also been added, such as flow-from
> <http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/css/properties/flow-from>, flow-into
> <http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/css/properties/flow-into>,
> region-fragment
> <http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/css/properties/region-fragment>, and
> the @region <http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/css/atrules/@region> rule.
> Mike also posted an example he describes here:
> http://letmespellitoutforyou.com/samples/region_mq_sample.html
> Resize the window to see the simplified mobile layout the tutorial
> describes.
> J
> ----------------------------
> julee@adobe.com <mailto:julee@adobe.com>
> @adobejulee
Received on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 07:02:35 UTC

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