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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-align] Add shorthands for alignment properties

From: Liam Quin via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2016 21:18:04 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-253342211-1476307083-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
On Wed, 2016-10-12 at 10:57 -0700, Jen Simmons wrote:
> I feel like `arrange` could potentially be confusing because it's 
too
> close to `align`.
> 
> It's hard to remember which is which already:
> `justify-self`
> `align-self`
> `justify-items`
> `align-items`
> `justify-content`
> `align-content`

Traditionally in graphic design i think we have,
* distribute items - put even amounts of space between them
* align items - line them up along a common axis in some way
* justify items - distribute space between them so the edges align 
with
two outer axes
* position items - a pretentious way of saying put items into their
assigned places

There are some other terms used in design and composition but I don't
think they are relevant here.

"arrange" is a more general term that subsumes all the ones I listed, 
I
think.

Liam



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