Eric Sol is founder of a small software firm based in beautiful Maastricht, The Netherlands. He has held several positions in Dutch higher education, both in ICT and policy making. He started his journey into CSS in October, 2006. Besides having a family he likes cycling and listening to his collection of vinyl and CDs.
Contributions by Eric Sol
CSS layout is awesome, except when your layout calls for a header, a footer, and columns in between. Use float, and content changes can cause columns to wrap. Use absolute positioning, and your footer can crash into your columns. Add the complexity of drag-and-drop layouts, and a new technique is needed. Enter "faux absolute positioning." Align every item to a predefined position on the grid (as with absolute positioning), but objects will still affect the normal flow (as with float).