Adobe’s CSS Regions {1}

by Alexander H
A year ago, at Google’s I/O conference, Adobe made a bit of its own noise in the Web standards world by releasing CSS Regions. CSS Regions is an extension to the language used by Web developers to describe Web pages’ appearance. The technology was released as a prototype of the WebKit Web browser rendering engine, which powers Google Chrome and Apple Safari. “What Regions does is to make text on Web pages look more like it does on a well-presented publication – wrapping around images, for example, and filling from one text area to another…” (Muchmore 2011). The CSS Regions extension allows users to create a text flow between disparate regions, where they can see the technology in action. Text can also be formatted based on which region it enters. Adobe has submitted CSS Regions to the W3C hoping that once adopted by the Web standards body, the CSS extensions will be implemented in all browsers. read more...