15 CSS3 THE FUTURE
This article is translated to Serbo-Croatian language
by Jovana Milutinovich from Webhostinggeeks.com.
The problem of browser support is disappearing.
While browser makers are busy implementing CSS2, CSS3 is being worked on. Microsoft needs to do a lot of work on IE to support CSS2 completely.
The W3C is currently working on CSS3 which is due to be completed in 2004. CSS3 is modular, just like XHTML. This allows for a faster development of the individual modules without having to change the whole standard. Implementing CSS3 module by module is also easier for the browser vendors.
CSS is not limited to HTML, XHTML, but supports styling of other standards, such as SVG vector graphics) or SMIL (multimedia), too.
Column layout : The multi-column modul offers easier definition of layouts with multiple columns. This currently requires a table layout or nested div. This results in leaner markup than the table solution, and the CSS solution is more flexible, too. Columns can be adjusted to the available space, and text can flow into other columns automatically. Furthermore, it is possible to stretch an element across multiple columns.
CSS started out as a means to replace the font element. In the meantime, it has grown to a powerful layout language. It is to be hoped that browser vendors will not take the same 6 years for CSS3 that it took them for CSS2.