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carrying over content to next div

I want to make a newspaper type website (scrolling content horizontally).
Any Ideas?
or how can I carry content between divs once the content fills the first div, the rest carries over the the next?
Sam Cohen
Sam Cohen
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
HTML <div>s don't do that.  No HTML element will flow text from one to the next.  Even if you find a way to program it... different size screens will cause the <div> to be different sizes unless you have done something to restrict it.  And there is nothing that I know of that will tell you "when a div is full".
If you are trying to do a newspaper look the columns flowing, you may be able to use the CSS column properties. for both Chrome and Firefox you may have to to the hyphen hacks and there is no IE support prior to IE 10.  Rather than going across multiple div containers, the column property lets you define multiple columns within a single div and the flow will automatically adjust for changes in resolution as long as you don't use fixed units of measure.

Details of use are on the Mozilla Developers site:


I make some use of column in this page and several others on my site.

Sam CohenConsultant to Digital/DeveloperAuthor Commented:
I think this is what I am looking for:
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You can do this with pure CSS:

<!DOCTYPE html>
-moz-column-count:3; /* Firefox */
-webkit-column-count:3; /* Safari and Chrome */

<p><strong>Note:</strong> The column-count property is not supported in Internet Explorer 9 and earlier versions.</p>

<div class="newspaper">
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat volutpat. Ut wisi enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exerci tation ullamcorper suscipit lobortis nisl ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis autem vel eum iriure dolor in hendrerit in vulputate velit esse molestie consequat, vel illum dolore eu feugiat nulla facilisis at vero eros et accumsan et iusto odio dignissim qui blandit praesent luptatum zzril delenit augue duis dolore te feugait nulla facilisi. Nam liber tempor cum soluta nobis eleifend option congue nihil imperdiet doming id quod mazim placerat facer possim assum. Typi non habent claritatem insitam; est usus legentis in iis qui facit eorum claritatem. Investigationes demonstraverunt lectores legere me lius quod ii legunt saepius.


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A plugin that comes in a 148k zip; indicating an even bigger size in use.  So a big bloated approach instead of learning how to write about a hundred bytes of actual CSS code?

I guess that makes sense if you are trying to avoid learning how to code.  If that much bloat was necessary then you do what you have to do but logically that plugin makes as much sense as using a railway car to transport a bag of pretzels.

The plugin needs 100k+ to generate the CSS in the DOM either in the stylesheet object or in some non-standard object of its own. So more than 99.9% of the plugin is overhead to do the same thing as 100 bytes.  Efficient; very efficient. No sense having a lot of memory and bandwidth if you can't find ways to waste it.

RobOwner (Aidellio)Commented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

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Sam CohenConsultant to Digital/DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thank you to you all.

Thanks COBO, you make alot of sense.
Sam CohenConsultant to Digital/DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Get point COBO!
Sam CohenConsultant to Digital/DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks all!
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