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CSS3 - Multicolumn Layout

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Multicolumn Layout — CSS3


You go:

.my3cols {
   width: 100%;
   column-count: 3;
   column-gap: 10px;
   column-rule: none;
}

Then <div class="my3cols"> [Lorem Ipsum] </div>

All the Lorem Ipsum will be auto-flowed into columnar output, like this:

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However, the CSS WG Status Table says:

Multi-column layout in CSS proposes new properties to create flexible column
layouts. It may eventually be integrated into some module, or it may not.

Translation:

It's still in the second working draft. Given the reality of how long it's taken to get
even CSS1 part of the browsers, support for multi-column layout is a long way out.

          — Craig Saila

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brokenclay_
Jan. 13th, 2004 09:46 am (UTC)
I can also see it implemented such that the column height automatically adjust to the browser view area height, so the amount of scrolling is no more than before.


That's good - I've been spending too much time with pixel-perfect designers who want to dictate what's above the fold, what's below the fold, and where the damn fold is!
bride
Jan. 13th, 2004 10:00 am (UTC)
Heh, they often don't realize that the "canvass" is not the same size and resolution for everyone. It's not like physical paper where you know the exact measurements and _can_ dictate where the fold goes =)

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