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Floating Content

xportability LLC

Floating Content


Many current implementations in HTML make use of responsive designs. The challenge is to try and replicate this HTML into the printed page. The trigger here is the float element. We will start with an easy example, how about replicating a drop-cap.

his would be a good example of a floating container. A drop capital is frequently used in book publishing. The first letter of the first word is dropped out, floated to the left of the container and rendered in a larger font. Of course, to see the effect one needs a paragraph that extends beyond the height of the drop capital letter to see the effect. So we have put a few additional sentences in this paragraph to see the effect.

Now, a slightly more complex design that one would expect from a javascript solution like Twitter Bootstrap would appear like this.

Column 1

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Column 2

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Column 3

Duo sed qui lorem voluptua sed dolor labore zzril vel nonumy sit eirmod adipiscing. Vero dignissim elitr takimata sit sit dolor et sanctus accusam tincidunt sanctus ea lorem. Duo ea gubergren sadipscing sadipscing amet sea labore ut ea tincidunt ipsum sadipscing nonummy sed at et dolore dolor. Dolor nostrud erat sed lobortis dolores at augue. Et justo invidunt dolore nam ea ipsum volutpat nostrud nonumy magna commodo consequat molestie ut diam accusam nonummy sea. Sit nisl dolor consectetuer est laoreet sea accusam et nonumy voluptua. Amet sanctus eos nonumy molestie duo erat minim eros et diam at tempor justo luptatum esse labore et. Suscipit vel eirmod et doming consetetur eos at aliquyam takimata eu dolor velit stet clita lorem nonummy eos magna. Ut est amet duo vero rebum. Sit ipsum at et duo rebum takimata diam nisl sed sed sed invidunt lorem.

And this paragraph would appear after the floats. It has "clear" both to clear the floats.