Masonry is a dynamic grid layout script. Think of it as the flip-side of CSS floats. Whereas floating arranges elements horizontally then vertically, Masonry arranges elements vertically, positioning each element in the next open spot in the grid. The result minimizes vertical gaps between elements of varying height, just like a mason fitting stones in a wall.
You might have heard of jQuery Masonry, this is the framework-free version.
This package has all the documentation and demos to get you started.
View this project live at http://vanilla-masonry.desandro.com.
You can download a zip of all the flat HTML files from http://meta.metafizzy.co/files/vanilla-masonry-site.zip.
The documentation and demo pages are generated using Jekyll. With Jekyll installed, you can clone this repo and run Jekyll from Terminal:
git clone https://github.com/desandro/vanilla-masonry.git cd masonry/ jekyll --server --auto
Then view the live site at http://localhost:4000.
Copyright (c) 2011 David DeSandro