Everyone is always talking about text-shadow, gradients, rounded corners, multiple background images and a few others when it comes to CSS3. Probably because there is wide support for those properties in most modern browsers. However, what about regions, exclusions, flexible box, grid layout and hyphenation. It seems like these are getting left the dark considering very few browsers support them. What do you guys think of these odd children – worth being part of the permanent tool set or not?

btw… don't feel bad if you have never heard of any of these things. I just learned about them a couple of weeks back and that is only due to Sencha Touch 2 which makes heavy use of flexible layout. Any way if you haven't heard of them look them up and give some thoughts. Surprisingly Microsoft has some very good documentation on them all.

One thing I will say is even though iframes suck a big one the concept of regions is pretty neat. In many ways one could essentially use CSS3 regions as a sort of data access layer. Not sure if that is good or bad but it is pretty cool either way. On another shorter note though it seems like IE10 will not support calculations, surprising or not really (correct me if I am wrong but I did not see it in the previously mentioned document).