[development] Re: Patches

Darrel O'Pry dopry at thing.net
Tue Jul 11 21:18:56 UTC 2006

On Tue, 2006-07-11 at 17:04 -0400, Ivan Boothe, Genocide Intervention
Network wrote:
> This is a common problem, but it's definitely possible. In fact, it
> was just written about recently:
> http://www.communitymx.com/content/article.cfm?cid=6BC9D
> "In order to become a skilled CSS developer, you need to understand
> the 
> underlying concepts of CSS that make it work and not just how to 
> produce certain visual effects. The 'block formatting context' is one 
> of those concepts that drives how CSS affects your page without you 
> even knowing it. Most of the time, you don't need to worry about it; 
> it's just something that's going on behind the scenes that you don't 
> need to get involved with. Sometimes, however, the lack of a new 
> context can make elements interact in undesirable ways. The primary 
> reason for setting a new context is to keep cleared elements inside a 
> main content div from clearing floated sidebars. We'll use this
> problem 
> as a case study for how to establish new block formatting contexts
> and 
> to see what their effect is on the other elements around them."
> The solution is different depending on what kind of (browser) audience
> you have, but there are definitely alternatives to falling back on a
> table.
> --ivan

can the css thread move to themes at ... I mean this stuff ain't rocket
science table-less layouts have been pretty much figured out, and are
well documented.

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