Go back to home page of Unsolicited Advice from Tiffany B. Brown

Layout-Related Specifications: A Reading List

The future of CSS layout will be far more complex than what's available to us now. Here's a round-up of layout-related specifications are currently in the works.

Of these, Positioned Layout, Flexible Box Layout (Flexbox), Multi-column Layout, and Paged Media are the furthest along in terms of browser implementations. Box Alignment and Fragmentation are auxilliary specs of a sort. They define terms or properties that affect multiple specifications. Box Alignment, for example, heavily affects Flexbox, while Fragmentation is closely related to the Multi-column and Paged Media specifications.

All of this is complicated in the sense that many of these specs overlap and are in flux. That's why I've gathered them here.