One True Layout
Pure CSS-based layouts have come a long way but they still have shortcomings that fail to address certain design goals without compromising the true separation of content and presentation.
In short, the problematic design goals are these:
Total Layout Flexibility: That is, the ability to order columns logically in the source while displaying them in any order desired. For any number of columns.
Equal Height Columns: Or more accurately, equal height columns without having to rely on faux columns.
Vertical placement of elements across grids/columns: Designers face the choice of relying on elements being a particular height, resorting to tables or simply not bothering.
Read the whole article at Position is Everything
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Angela Craven is a User Experience Designer at EffectiveUI. She is inspired by the profound influence of art and design in our every day lives. Angela pulls from her experience in digital communications, business strategy, and a background in fine art, to craft design solutions for clients such as PepsiCo, Pfizer, Citi, Beringer Wines, Abbott Laboratories, LʼOreal MATRIX, Mountain Dew, and Weber Grills.