CSS helpful more ways than one!{3}

by Daniel S
Adobe aims to implement magazines style to the Web with CSS (cascading style sheet) extension that adds new features to a person’s webpage. WebPages have a lot of features that you see in different types of magazines, but most WebPages need Flash to achieve the different kinds of features that CSS gives us.  Adobe is trying to makes things a little less hassle with a new extension that is currently proposing to the W3C. W3C is a validation check for the World Wide Web.  The article also talks about CSS Regions, the proposed additions from Adobe to the W3C  module. Some of the highlights of CSS include Story threading, region styling, content shapes and exclusions, and etc.  Region styling will apply size and color modes and other design elements to text depending on where it appears in the story. Some testers have already pointed out that CC Regions mixes too much layout detail among the code structure, but Adobe admits it is a work in progress and is looking to improve the product as it develops.

I chose to write about CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) because we are currently working on how to create websites and CSS, it helps display HTML elements, creates time efficiency, and etc. Styles are normally saved in external .css files, but external style sheets enable you to change the appearance and layout of all the pages on a website, but just editing one single file. We learned in class that CSS there are different styles (internal style sheet, grouping styles, list styles, table styles, and etc.).

In general I am not too experienced with CSS, and my knowledge of the specified style sheet is very basic. All I knew about CSS was that it was created to give a guide to the internal code of creating a website, for example, the color, the font (boldness, italic, and underline), and etc. Also CSS implements hex code to range the different types of colors a person can use when creating their websites.


Labs, Adobe (2012, April 22). Build complex, magazine-like CSS layouts using web standards. Adobe Labs. Retrieved April 22, 2012, from http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/cssregions/