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By Rachel Andrew, Owen Gregory, Nathan Ford

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In the previous few years we've seen an outstanding step forward in what we will be able to in achieving with CSS – net fonts, gradients, shadows and media queries are actually a part of our daily toolkit.

CSS format itself, despite the fact that, has moved on little. builders have experimented with utilizing reveal: desk and demonstrate: inline-block for structure, as a way to mitigate the constraints of layouts in accordance with absolute positioning and floats. but, those equipment appear as very like hacks as these they struggle to interchange, and are available with their very own problems.

The way forward for CSS structure seems to be some distance brighter. during this little booklet Rachel covers many of the fascinating modules which are a part of the CSS3 specification. They promise a destiny the place we will be able to lay out parts to a grid and simply in achieving the objectives of equivalent top columns or spreading content material frivolously throughout a web page.

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I am now going to add my first media query, and make some changes to the layout once the browser window reaches 700 pixels wide. picturebox { -ms-grid-row:5; -ms-grid-column: 8; -ms-grid-column-span:11; 51 } } For this wider layout, I have redefined my grid to have more columns and an additional row. My first content area remains at full-width at the top of the layout. However, I have now split the other content into three columns, making one of them span across two rows, the other two becoming half–height, and dropping the image in below them spanning both areas.

Being able to wrap rows and flex items to fit the available space means that with very little effort simple designs can be responsive. Once you start to mix flexbox with media queries you can achieve far more complex layouts. Being able to display items independently of source order makes creating a different arrangement of elements for different screen sizes possible. You can also easily switch flex-direction as shown in the example below. We can display our navigation as a column until we get to a width of 700 pixels, at which point we switch to displaying it as a row.

I can now use it for a nice picture of a cat and a quote – unrelated to the content flowing around it. 62 The content ignores the central column as it is no longer a container for that content flow. Browser Tips We are looking at the sharp end of emerging CSS modules here, with support for regions only appearing in experimental form in WebKit browsers. This isn’t a technique you’re likely to be able to use in production yet. I think the possibilities for CSS regions 63 are really exciting however, and if we as developers test and request support for a module, it is far more likely to become included in browsers.

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