Adobe’s CSS3 Regions

Ran across this article where Adobe discuss and give examples of their proposed extension to CSS3:

CSS3 regions: Rich page layout with HTML and CSS3

There’s some interesting stuff they are proposing to the W3C, essentially this is about providing flowed text, across columns, of varying widths, of defined regions and applied styling to areas within the region, placing text within arbitrary shaped areas, exclusion areas where text would wrap around a shape.

As one comment states I’m not entirely sure I’m happy with the use of divs to define these regions but then I’m not sure that wasn’t just for the examples, either way the proposed ideas are interesting and would extend the ability to design a page more along the lines of the manner magazines lay out text and graphics.

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