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Re: Wrapping delimited lists, fluid rows

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2007 20:11:12 +1300
Message-ID: <45DFE510.7090109@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org

Daniel Beardsmore wrote:
> The point I'm also making, as you may realise, is that a "fluid grid" is 
> a virtual grid where as many cells fit on a row as will fit, simple as 
> that. If each cell is 300 px wide, three will fit across a 1024 px wide 
> screen, but two will fit across an 800 px wide screen. A table with 
> three columns of 300px each will force the page wider than that 800 px 
> wide screen (since the table will be at least 900 px wide) but a fluid 
> grid will just wrap one column early.
> The point is, that in most cases when it comes to galleries, no-one 
> really cares how many cells fit across the window but tables (and flow: 
> horizontal) force you to choose an arbitrary figure based on your 
> ASSUMPTION of a safe screen size. (Even though there is no such thing)

I wrote a proposal for a display type that works like this.

I was told that the "flexbox" model would solve the problem, but there
hasn't been any progress on that front these past few years..

Received on Saturday, 24 February 2007 07:12:37 UTC

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