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Re: Draft blog post on CSS Regions

From: Julee <julee@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:32:27 -0800
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
CC: Alex Komoroske <komoroske@google.com>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CD2EED87.530EF%julee@adobe.com>
Done. Thanks. J


-----Original Message-----
From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 3:06 PM
To: julee <julee@adobe.com>
Cc: Alex Komoroske <komoroske@google.com>, "public-webplatform@w3.org"
Subject: Re: Draft blog post on CSS Regions

>Hi, Julee-
>Looks good to me, though I might put the link on "enable experimental
>features" rather than "experimental support". Up to you.
>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
>> 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
>> 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
Received on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 23:33:01 UTC

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