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Re: Draft blog post on CSS Regions

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 18:06:31 -0500
Message-ID: <5109A777.8000200@w3.org>
To: Julee <julee@adobe.com>
CC: Alex Komoroske <komoroske@google.com>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Hi, Julee-

Looks good to me, though I might put the link on "enable experimental 
features" rather than "experimental support". Up to you.

Regards-
-Doug

On 1/30/13 4:43 PM, Julee wrote:
> Hi, I made a couple minor changes, so I thought I'd send this out again.
> If I don't get any more feedback, I'll post it tomorrow.
>
> BLOG POST PROPOSAL: Documenting the Future: CSS Regions
>
> 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:
>
> 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
> <http://blogs.adobe.com/cantrell/archives/2012/07/all-about-chrome-flags.html>
> 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 to see how
> CSS Regions works.) 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
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