Deer Park

The latest firefox upgrade (1.0.6) decided to get all crashy on me and was royally pissing me off, so I decided to take the plunge and download deer park.

For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about - my usual browser is firefox. It's an open source browser and so they often release alpha's of new stuff - deer park is the "code name" for the next firefox coming out - I believe 1.5 - which includes such cool things as the new automatic update stuff (yeah, no more damn reinstall) and the new multi-columns css.

I'm sure there's other new stuff, but I'm too lazy to go hunting for it.

Here's a list of the new css properties that are supposed to be available for columns in css

  • column-count
  • column-width
  • column-min-width
  • column-width-policy (flexible | strict | inherit)
  • column-gap
  • column-rule
  • column-rule-color
  • column-rule-style
  • column-rule-width
  • column-span
  • column-space-distribution ([start || end || inner || outer || between] | inherit)

So, being the strange person that I am, I set up a test case for deer park.

Now first of all, you aren't going to see anything cool unless you're running deer park.

The multicolumn support uses the -moz prefix right now- but the outline stuff, which was previously prefixed, is now straight supported (hurray). Mozilla seems to run nifty new css3 things "hidden" for awhile before taking off the prefix.

Notice that column-rule doesn't work just yet, we'll see if they get that finished. In the mean time, that's pretty darn cool. And outlines are cool as well - what are outlines in css? they work just like borders, except that they have NO SIZE so they won't murf up box model stuff - on a side note, opera 8 also supports outline - nifty


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