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CSS Shapes in Last Call

The CSS Working Group published a Last Call Working Draft of CSS Shapes Module Level 1 yesterday. This specification describes how to assign an arbitrary shape such as a circle or polygon to a float and to have inline content wrap around the shape’s contour, rather than the boring old float rectangle. A Last Call draft... Continue reading →

Cutting Edge CSS Features at CSSConf.eu 2013

This year, on September 13, front-end web developers and web designers gathered in Berlin for the first edition of CSSConf held in Europe. It was an awesome event packed with highly informative and entertaining talks about features, tools, techniques and upcoming technology that super-charge CSS productivity. I was happy to be on stage and share... Continue reading →

HTML Alchemy – Combining CSS Shapes with CSS Regions

Note: Support for shape-inside is only available until the following nightly builds: WebKit r166290 (2014-03-26); Chromium 260092 (2014-03-28). I have been working on rendering for almost a year now. Since I landed the initial implementation of Shapes on Regions in both Blink and WebKit, I’m incredibly excited to talk a little bit about these features and... Continue reading →

CSS Shapes and Float Positioning: What’s Old is New Again

The Adobe Web Platform Team has been working on CSS Shapes (fka CSS Exclusions and Shapes) for some time now. The CSS Shapes spec has been divided into two levels. CSS Shapes Level 1 allows authors to specify a shape-outside value for floats. The shape-outside value is a shape that defines the boundary that inline... Continue reading →

How to Make a Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup

Sometimes when you add two foods together, you get something exceptionally delicious. And sometimes when you add two CSS features together, you get something exceptionally useful. CSS Exclusions and Shapes will be one of those exceptionally useful combinations, particularly with new layout systems being designed like CSS Grid Layout. But while recipes can start from... Continue reading →

Creating an Installed Application Experience on Mobile With Web Technologies

Adobe’s Web Platform team recently showcased a prototype demonstrating the future of digital layout on the web using content provided to us by National Geographic. Although the experience is fully responsive (meaning it adapts to screens of all sizes), we decided to push things a little further by creating an entirely new — and much... Continue reading →

Adobe Explores the Future of Responsive Digital Layout with National Geographic Content

Update (5/21/13): To see the mobile prototype, check out Creating an Installed Application Experience on Mobile With Web Technologies. National Geographic partnered with Adobe, sharing select content for Adobe’s use to experiment with digital layout. The results mark the beginning of a technical and design collaboration that will look at innovating around layout while responding... Continue reading →

Growing and Shrinking Polygons

Hans Muller recently added another fascinating blog post to his running series on the implementation of shape-inside from the CSS Shapes Level 2 specification.  In this post Hans describes the initial support he recently added for applying shape-inside and shape-padding to polygonal shapes. While this first round of support in limited in scope, it is another step down... Continue reading →

CSS Regions and Exclusions on Mobile

It’s very cool to see contributions from Adobe’s Web Platform team land in the release version of Chrome (CSS Regions and CSS Exclusions are both available behind the generic “Enable experimental WebKit features” runtime flag), but I have to say, there’s something extra cool about them showing up in the Chrome Beta for Android. Now... Continue reading →