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[css3-grid-align] Related work and implementations

From: Axel Rauschmayer <axel@rauschma.de>
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2011 14:39:08 +0100
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http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-grid-align/

I really like the spec, it is reassuring that it is very similar to what I know and love from the Java GUI world. As related work, the JGoodies Forms Layout whitepaper [1] is recommended reading, because it is very clearly written and covers a variety of issues. For example, it allows one to specify that a set of columns or rows should have the same size (without giving a fixed value!) which is handy for the typical "OK", "Cancel" buttons.

[1] http://www.jgoodies.com/freeware/forms/

Quoting Tantek Çelik from [2]:

[2] http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/theater/video.php?v=yuiconf2010-panel

> And if you look at, for example, interface builder, it's got all these capabilities and features that you cannot do in CSS. So there is some work on that. There's been work by Dave Hyatt and my folks at Mozilla and most recently by Microsoft on a CSS grid module. So for anyone that's interested in the future of CSS layout for applications, I recommend you take a look at CSS grid. It's coming along, and I would expect that we're going to be seeing working drafts published real soon, with prototype implementations in browsers in the coming months.

Ist grid-align that proposal? Are Mozilla, Google, or Apple involved, that is, will non-Microsoft browsers implement this?

Thanks!

Axel

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