Box model article in CAP&Design

The latest issue (3/2006) of Swedish design magazine CAP&Design contains an article that I have written. The article explains the CSS box model and how to avoid problems with older versions of Internet Explorer for Windows using its own box model.

The article is spread over two pages and starts by explaining what the box model is and how the W3C box model differs from the IE box model. It then goes on to explain four different ways of either avoiding the problem altogether or working around it.

I hope this will help Swedish web designers realise that Internet Explorer for Windows has had support for the W3C box model since the release of version 6. I also hope it will lead to fewer sites being dependant on the IE box model, which can easily lead to designs breaking in modern browsers.

The article is not available online, so you’ll need to get hold of a copy of the printed magazine to read it.

Posted on April 4, 2006 in CSS, Quicklinks


  1. April 4, 2006 by Alexandre

    When the magazine be out of the stores you could publish the article here, in english ;). So we brazilians and people of many other countries can read and understand. Sorry, i had to remember that you have a big public here in Brazil. :)


  2. Interesting. I better get to annexet here in Stockholm and read the magazine. :-)

  3. Groovy. We get CAP&Design delivered to our office.

  4. Nice, the CSS community is going global! First Robert and now you. Did you send in an article or did they contact you (do magazine-upper management read websites?)

  5. April 7, 2006 by Roger Johansson (Author comment)

    Alexandre: I’ll try to find the time to translate the article.

    Emil: Actually, I’ve written three columns for recent issues of CAP&Design, so I was first, not Robert ;-D.

    To make a long story short, they contacted me after I had been interviewed for another article.

  6. April 8, 2006 by Thomas Lindbjer

    As a teacher on basic CSS in a Swedish gymnasium I really appreciate getting a well-formulated article - in Swedish! It’s actually hard for many students to follow the English vocabulary. Thanks!

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