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Re: Columns and other layouts

From: Ben Godfrey <afternoon@uk2.net>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 01:52:34 +0100
To: www-style@w3.org
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On Monday, Apr 28, 2003, at 01:34 Europe/London, Coises wrote:

> Designers want and need control, but /not/ at the pixel-engineer level 
> CSS2 so readily provides.  We need control at the /logical/ level...

I think this sums up what I'm trying to say really well. I don't want 
to issue a directive to the browser saying put this content block 300 
pixels in and 20 pixels down, I want to say put this box next to the 
navigation area. If the nav gets bigger, for whatever reason, my 
content should move relatively. It is defining relationships between 
content areas that tables do much better than CSS and it's only those 
relationships that designers care about really. They are what makes 
HTML such a great tool for displaying rapidly changing content in a 
diverse range of environments, the core task of web design.

Would anybody responsible for CSS specifications like to comment on 
this?

Ben


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