[thelist] Text in columns (Re: Page width and good web design)

Drew Shiel ashiel at sportsinteraction.com
Tue Jun 29 10:22:14 CDT 2004

At 15:55 29/06/2004, James Denholm-Price wrote:

>Given that wide columns are a bit of a no-no, is it possible using
>markup + CSS to get text to flow in a columnar fashion in e.g. fluid
>layouts? I have a vague memory of having seen this done using
>JavaScript somewhere...

   The International Herald Tribune has a very nice columnar flow. That is, 
I think it's nice; it seems to provoke that, or absolute hatred. You can 
see an example here:


   ... or indeed, on any article on the site. It's a DHTML trick, afaik - 
you can read an interview with its designer here:



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