Adobe Envisions Brave New World of Web Layouts With ‘CSS Regions’
It’s cold here in the Webmonkey offices, Adobe has unveiled a web browser. No, Adobe isn’t really getting into the web browser game, but it does have a few tricks it would like to show off to the world. Adobe’s new demo web browser exists solely to demonstrate the company’s proposed CSS Regions layout tool.
If you’d like to check out the demo browser, head over to Adobe Labs and download a copy. Be sure to open up the included sample pages to see how the HTML and CSS is structured.
Adobe has been working on CSS Regions for some time, trying to develop a set of CSS layout tools that make it easy to build complex, print-style layouts on the web — think text that flows around circular regions, or text structured into shapes. If Adobe can convince browser makers and the W3C to get onboard with the idea, web design might be about to make a huge leap forward. Or backward, depending on how you look at it.
Not sure this is a good idea…