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Discussion on: CSS Layouts: History from Float to Flexbox and Grid

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Nicholas Stimpson

Between tables and the float-based grid systems, there was also an age of layouts-by-positioning as pioneered by Wired.com. See Professional CSS: Cascading Style Sheets for Web Design for details.

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Diana Le Author

Ah yes, I remember needing to modify a few absolutely-positioned sites years ago. Not fun.