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Print-Inspired Layout on the Web

I always love seeing people get inspired by print design and trying to port it over to the web. There is a much deeper history of interesting print work to draw from, and still a ton of modern work happening that eclipses most digital design work today. The web is fully capable of bold, interesting designs, yet we see it all-too-rarely.

Just lately, we’ve seen a little surge of interest…… Read article “Print-Inspired Layout on the Web”

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Weekly Platform News: CSS column-span Property, ADA applies to Websites, Auto-generated Image Descriptions

In this week’s roundup: multi-column layouts gain wide support, the ADA means more A11y for retailers, and Google is doing something about all the empty image alt attributes in the wild.… Read article “Weekly Platform News: CSS column-span Property, ADA applies to Websites, Auto-generated Image Descriptions”

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column-count

If you need an exact numbers of columns when designing a multi-column layout, use column-count.

.lead {
  column-count: 3;
 }

Given the number of columns, the browser will evenly distribute the content in exactly that number of columns.

This property can also be used in the shorthand for columns and can be used in tandem with column-width. When both properties are declared column-count is the maximum number of columns.

Values

column-count can be auto or an integer.

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