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Re: [css3-flexbox] Trying out flex units again

From: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2011 02:37:43 +1100
Message-ID: <4D4ACBC7.8000100@css-class.com>
To: Rob Crowther <robertc@boogdesign.com>
CC: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On 4/02/2011 2:23 AM, Rob Crowther wrote:
> On 28/01/11 16:58, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> At this level, no. No browser has implemented multiline flexboxes so
>> far, despite them being in the older draft for some time, so I'm
>> considering them relatively low-value here.
> I think from the point of view of web designers it would be a high value
> feature, currently they either don't bother, or they resort to JS hacks,
> eg.:
> http://css-tricks.com/equal-height-blocks-in-rows/
> Though your suggested extensions for table layout would achieve the same
> results, it seems to me that it's something flexboxes ought to be able
> to do.
> Rob

Equal height columns can be done easier using background-size since a 
percentage width can be given. I use this technique in the right column 


I don't understand why an author would want equal height block in rows 
since overflowing content would visually overlap other content.

Alan http://css-class.com/

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