Looking to improve Web UI development, a company called The Grid is launching GSS (Grid Style Sheets) this week with the goal of overcoming issues with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets).
GSS extends CSS with new layout languages and replaces the browser's layout engine, using the Cassowary Constraint Solver algorithm that is used by Apple to compute native layout. "It's a linear arithmetic constraint solver that solves cyclic dependencies in your layout logic," Tocchini said.
The Cassowary engine behind GSS improves on the CSS layout model, said Alex Russell, a Google software engineer on the Chrome team who helped develop this engine. "[GSS] adds incredible power for developers" to express relationships between visual elements that would have been difficult to do in CSS, Russell said.
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