Legacy support for the CSS3 Flexible Box Model.
See it in Action?
Ready For Prime Time?
- IE 6-9
- Opera 10.0+
The Flexible Box Model is supported natively by these browsers:
- Firefox 3.0+
- Safari 3.2+
- Chrome 5.0+
Webkit browsers (Safari + Chrome) have incomplete support for the box-align property. Flexie normalizes this property in Webkit browsers.
Currently Supported Properties
Not There Yet
- box-lines (as far as I can tell, no browser currently supports this property)
I really wanted to use the CSS3 Flexible Box Model.
It works like Selectivizr. In fact, it uses Selectivizr's engine to traverse your style sheets and looks for
display: box elements. After that, it looks for any of the currently supported properties.
Note: Flexie looks for non-namespaced properties. For example, it will ignore
-moz-box-pack, but not
box-pack. For best results, make sure to use a non-namespaced property. But you were already doing that to future-proof your code, weren't you?
No setup on your end, just stick Flexie in your markup after your selector engine of choice.
See the Things you need to know
Also, a caveat. As of FF 4.0 / Chrome 7 / Safari 5, Gecko and Webkit differ slightly in their flexbox implementations.
Of note is their default values. Webkit will default to As of version 0.7, Flexie normalizes the
box-align: start, while Gecko defaults to the spec-defined
box-align: stretch. Make sure your flexbox CSS works on both these browsers before adding Flexie.
box-align property across Webkit browsers.
Selectivizr, for their fantastic CSS parsing engine.
Copyright and Software License
The MIT License
Copyright (c) 2010 Richard Herrera
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- Flexie on GitHub: http://github.com/doctyper/flexie