The new box modeled layout for the user Interface is known as Flexible Box Layout in short known as flex box a CSS module designed towards developing layouts for the websites in very easy steps. Layouts are very important when it comes to internet marketing as a proper layout on the website can make sure higher conversion of traffic that comes to your website. Here’s what you need to know:
The source code is very independent of the layout and flex box basically helps a designer know when to center elements, expanding and contracting elements in order for them to fit in spaces that are available. Flex box was at first used with Mozilla in laying out elements especially in the toolbar.
This code has further been developed and can now serve a number of all the leading browsers in the market today.
The syntax is relatively different between the different leading browsers like Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari. Firefox still uses the older syntax, as well as Safari, but this is not the same for Google Chrome. Just like the name suggest, CSS flex box is very flexible and has a number of possibilities to exploit.
This is one of the latest trends in web design and internet marketing that allows developers to take advantage of this code in very many ways. With having a stable syntax, all the available browsers are now supporting CSS flex box and many web designers are using this code to developing the framework of their websites.
Whereas Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers seem to be updating to adapt to the new technology, there is no sign that Safari browser will also follow that trend. However, sooner or later Safari will have to or this browser will become to outdated to use. Currently, Safari is the main platform browser for Mac and developers are using tables in mapping different syntax to use flex box and taking in account that.
Flex box is really making Web Designing easier, especially with the hassle that developers faced before with CSS. Designing web layouts were extremely tedious to work out during design with developers first using tabled based ones then shifting to float based ones. By switching to responsive design, web designers are able to design for multiple browsers and screen resolutions.
Internet Explorer 10 is a front liner already supporting the grid based layout. The grid layout specification is awesome when it comes to designing layouts for websites and a total game changer when it comes to Internet Marketing.
With flex box changing the ease of design and layout, soon it will be a very robust tool. It will have very many more options that developers and designers can explore. It is one tool that every designer and developer must follow closely if they want an easier way of making their websites look even better to their visitors and help in Internet Marketing.