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CSS Regions Auto-size

The CSS Regions implementation in WebKit has grown by an important but less obvious feature: it is now possible to have regions which auto-size themselves based on the constraints of the content that flows inside them. Until recently, elements which are regions – the ones which have the flow-from CSS property – required the developer... Continue reading →

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Web to Print and seeing your work live, on paper

The surprise Every now and then you get to see somebody using your work in totally unexpected ways. Whether it’s a computer case made out of Lego, a prom dress made out of soda tabs or a printed book created entirely using web technologies, it’s always surprising and prompts a “Wow!” moment. We had such... Continue reading →

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More TPAC 2012

As Dirk mentioned earlier, we had quite a few people from the Web Platform team at Adobe attend TPAC this year. Here’s my summary of what happened for the Regions and Exclusions specifications at the CSS Working Group meeting. Exclusions Rossen Atanassov from Microsoft led this discussion. The working group resolved to close several old... Continue reading →

Capitalization change for regionlayoutupdate

If you have been experimenting with CSS Regions in Chrome Canary or some other browser built from WebKit trunk, there has been a minor change you may need to account for. If you have code that used the regionLayoutUpdate event, note that the capitalization of this event has changed to regionlayoutupdate to match other DOM... Continue reading →

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A tale of CSS Regions and CSSOM: moving forward within the web community

Soon after we proposed the CSS Regions in 2011, it became obvious that we have to allow content creators a good APIs for interacting with CSS regions. In this regard, the CSS Object Model (CSSOM) addition to the W3C CSS Regions specification defined the appropriate mechanisms to determine if there are enough regions to flow... Continue reading →

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Notes from the August 2012 CSS Working Group San Diego Meeting

The W3C CSS Working Group met in San Diego on August 13-15. Vincent Hardy, Steve Zilles and myself were representing Adobe. Quite a lot was accomplished in three short days. The full meeting notes will be available soon from the CSS WG Blog. There is always a flurry of activity in the working group in... Continue reading →

Using CSS Regions and CSS Exclusions for Magazine-like Layout

Christian Cantrell has written a tutorial on HTML5 Rocks¬†about how to bring the power of desktop publishing to the Web using CSS Regions and CSS Exclusions. ¬†Christian goes into some detail on how to use the CSS Object Model for Regions in the latest version of Chrome. He also looks into the upcoming CSS Exclusions... Continue reading →

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