Now that 2009 is almost over, I am please to announce the publication of Fractal CSS Design, a paper that introduces a technique for generating CSS layout patterns based on fractal theory. Applications to the design of Web pages are presented. The technique introduced allows one to create tableless layouts.

While the concept of using CSS rules for emulating HTML table layouts is not new and is well documented, the main difference between our approach with other solutions is that ours is purely algorithmic and based on fractal theory; i.e., it is result of defining a small set of CSS rules for individual motifs, iterating these, and using the resultant fractal layouts as building blocks for larger layouts, which frequently turn out to be multifractals.

I will elaborate more on this in the IR Watch Newsletter.