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CSS Layout Generators

A tool for generating 3 column CSS layouts that appears to use Big John’s Source Ordered Columns technique. CSS generating tools are a thoroughly excellent idea and I’m surprised no one has done one before; the CSS community is at a point now where there are some well understood, solid layout techniques available and some kind of tool that helps generate frameworks for new designers could really help speed up CSS adoption.

Update (April 15th, 17:30): It appears that this wasn’e really intended for public consumption outside of css-discuss. Alex Robinson has posted a note to this effect on the page. It also doesn’t use the source ordered columns technique, but this alternative tool does.

This is CSS Layout Generators by Simon Willison, posted on 13th April 2003.

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