iOS 7 Safari Adds CSS Regions Support
And, the iOS 7 innovations just keep coming. A pair of Adobe updates for Mac point to CSS Regions support in iOS 7 Safari, a feature that “will revolutionize how people approach responsive designs.” You would think that Apple might have mentioned it in the iOS 7 Release Notes.
However, very much like Multipath TCP, a revolutionary method for managing mobile connectivity, the mothership didn’t see fit to mention in its public documents.
But, back to the chase.
The new version of Safari introduces CSS Regions, a feature that will revolutionize how people approach responsive designs. Regions enable designs to separate layout and content, something that was previously not possible. Content can be made to “flow” through different containers of regions – ignoring DOM orders – which are typically laid out differently depending on screen size.
See also: iOS 7 Safari & New Web Platform Features
Apple likely laid out purpose and importance of iOS 7 Safari’s support for CSS Regions to developers at WWDC back in June. It’s perhaps odd that developers, a reliably leaky bunch, didn’t mention it over the intervening months.
Then again, CSS Regions support is even more inside baseball than Multipath TCP…
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