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Graphic designer (print mostly) making the jump from tables to CSS. Having fun doing so, fustrating at times, but fun none the less. Experimenting with print techniques, treatments, and aesthetics on the web.

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Is it possible to have an artilce split between multiple columns fluidly (without having to manually break the article).

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?fluid text BETWEEN column (like a news paper or magizine)?

I hear what your saying, sorta like two text columns in Quark or InDesign, which you can link together the first to the second, as so the text flows into the second?

No you can't Tongue

It would be nice but unfortunately there's no provisions in CSS2.1 (not sure if v3 will accomodate for it, but don't hold your breath).

There may be some non-CSS-HTML way of doing it, but I don't know about it.

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?fluid text BETWEEN column (like a news paper or magizine)?

I believe it is in the spec for v3, but what browsers will support it is anyones guess, and I guess IE won't.
Just checked the W3C specs and it's there " multi column layout" text flows through the columns much the same way as it does in a dtp programe. Mozilla and FF will be fairly quick to implement it as expected IE on the other hand will remain the bain of our lives.

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?fluid text BETWEEN column (like a news paper or magizine)?

And considering it CSS2 has been around for a few years, and is still not fully implemented across browsers (well, one in particular), you can imagine how long it'll take for the step up to v3. Shock Crying

Add in the fact that many many developers/designers aren't (or are just) getting to grips with the power of CSS, they will be sticking with CSS2.1 for a good while.

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?fluid text BETWEEN column (like a news paper or magizine)?

thank you for your replys. I didn't think there was a way, but it never hurts to ask.

On the browser issue, I'm on a mac, and many times CSS Sites (including this one) are buggy...and that's running the latest IE and osx10.3 - it might be time to switch to safari.

And I would have made the switch to CSS a while ago, however browser support (lack thereof) aside, my company did not want to pay for me to learn it, nor did they want to deal with a learning curve on client's time.

Thanks for all of your input Laughing out loud

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?fluid text BETWEEN column (like a news paper or magizine)?

Yep, get on Safari/Camino/Firefox/Mozilla or Omniweb as fast as you can. IE5 for the Mac is dying of death. MS have stated that it is now at the end of its life (both on the Mac and the PC :? ). The Mac version is now serious pain to work with. Whilst its CSS support was groundbreaking several years ago, they haven't been updated, and are now a hinderance.

I've used Safari for the past year, but have recently started to use Camino. It's a lot lighter and has more zip about it.

As for your company... time for them to wake up and get with the program! Tongue

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