6 web layout myths busted

From the archive: This article was originally published in Summer 2016. Please be aware some specifications may have changed since then. 

When the web was first invented, there was no technology for page layout. Every background was grey. Every page was a single column of text, filling the whole space from side to side. Over the years, we've created one hack after another to tackle page layout (a decent website builder will give you creative options).

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Jen is a designer and developer advocate at Mozilla, and the host and executive producer of The Web Ahead. She presents talks and workshops around the world on page layout and the future of web design.