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Chapter 6. Putting Limits on Flexibility > Alternative Ways to Limit Flexibilit...

Alternative Ways to Limit Flexibility

Besides using hybrid layouts or adding minimum and maximum width, there are other CSS techniques that you can use to limit the degree of flexibility in a web page design. Though usually not as user-friendly or universal in the types of designs they work with, these alternative techniques deserve a brief mention.

Using the overflow Property

You saw in Chapter 2 how scrollbars on an overly large image could be used to keep text adjusting to smaller viewport widths while still allowing large images into the page. This effect is created using the CSS overflow property.


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