Grid Alignment is published on W3.org!


Yesterday, the W3C accepted our Grid proposal and it is now published under w3.org!

http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-grid-align/

This is start of the long road! If you have any feedback on the spec, I’d still love to hear it.


Comments (3)

  1. EisenbergEffect says:

    Kathy, I've read the spec. Nice work. Obviously seeing the influences from WPF/SL make there way into browser would be great. This is an important missing piece for building real applications. I noticed that all the samples used lists of divs. Can I assume that the grid element would work the same against a hierarchical structure? perhaps one using new html5 Nav/Section/Header elements? It's important that we be able to maintain the semantic meaning of the documents in it's DOM and be able to layout the elements in a flexible way as proposed by the spec. Also, what happens next? Does this have to be approved? Will Microsoft be creating a javascript library to support this immediately? perhpas a jQuery plugin? or will we have to wait for every browser to implement this individually?

  2. KathyKam says:

    Hi Eisenberg,

    Glad you are excited about this as well. Answering some of your questions:

    Can you use it with more than Grid? Yes – All HTML element should work, not just DIVs.

    What happens next? Well this is still an "Editor's Draft" – Beginning of a exciting but long road! TPAC is happening this week in Lyon, France. http://www.w3.org/…/TPAC I'll probably find out more once the reps from MS return.

    Thanks,

    Kathy

  3. mentas says:

    The true "Grid System" come to HTML!

    Is this coming to IE9? No, W3C blahh blahh, Standards blahh blahhh… you have to wait 20 years to use it 🙁

    The world can't wait and believe on standards.