So this stuff is particularly new to me.
I really wish there were a way to have semantics in CSS for "next to"
Something along the lines of:
nextTo: #div2 side(right) top(30px);
Anyway, this brings me to programmatically-created CSS.
This basically gives me 3 options: LESS, SASS, or PHP/roll-my-own script.
I have to explore these options to see which one is worthwhile, if any.
They all basically do the same thing; allow for variables and less repetition when writing, but outputting standard CSS to the browser.
None of them seem to have the "next-to" functionality that I desire, except in making it easier to do the math.. But that doesn't make them bad.
I will try some stuff out.
Heh you know, I'm not sure if I ever got the code quite ready for "prime time" but I made that in jQuery, a function like "moveNear" that took that kind of offset. It had too many dependencies on the times being absolutely positioned and in a containter that was relatively or abslutely positioned etc, and then I had to catch when the browser resized (I think because of the way we were centerhing things) but the basic idea is sound, and especially useful for positioning something relative to its parent, but dynamicallyReplyDelete
Yeah, wouldn't it just be nice if CSS had this commonly-desired but difficult-to-implement instruction?ReplyDelete
Yeah it's been so long since I first leanred CSS and had that desire, I just normally assume a container div with floated elments inside. Or an absolutely position div.ReplyDelete