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thoughts on CSS columnar grids in TextMate
/* Need to make a columnar CSS layout (for a 960-grid, say)?
Have a fixed width base to work off of (like 960 pixels)?
Want it in all kinds of sizes (2,3,4,5,6,8,10 & 12, say)?
Then this is the snippet for you!
In TextMate, you can just select all
of the following lines and press:
Ctrl + Shift + E (evaluate as ruby).
This snippet is based on a 960px base,
with 10px of padding on each column,
and is set up for up to 12 columns of
control. Columns that would produce
decimal-width columns have been omitted.
.column1of1 would be full width, so it
is not included here.
*/
w = 960
[2,3,4,5,6,8,10,12].each do |n|
col_w = (w / n.to_f).floor # width of each column
(1..(n - 1)).each do |i|
puts "\n/* #{n}-columns */" if i == 1
x = (col_w * i) - 20 # this column's width
y = x + 20 # width of this column + padding
puts ".column#{i}of#{n}#{' ' if i < 10}#{' ' if n < 10} { width:#{' ' if x < 100}#{x}px; /* #{' ' if y < 100}#{y}px with padding */ }\n"
end
end
/* Sample output: */
/* 2-columns */
.column1of2 { width:460px; /* 480px with padding */ }
/* 3-columns */
.column1of3 { width:300px; /* 320px with padding */ }
.column2of3 { width:620px; /* 640px with padding */ }
/* 4-columns */
.column1of4 { width:220px; /* 240px with padding */ }
.column2of4 { width:460px; /* 480px with padding */ }
.column3of4 { width:700px; /* 720px with padding */ }
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