Whenever we create an object in HTML, by default, that object is some kind of rectangle. The image below shows this in detail. Notice how the text wraps itself around the Moon in a square shape.
For years, printed media could curved text around a round image or graphic like the second photo you see. See how much more elegant this is?
Lucky for us, Web development has finally caught up with the printed graphics technique in the past few years by implementing CSS3 Shapes. All major browsers now support this feature.1Click the HTML page below and then hover over the flower for an idea of how this could be useful. See how the text accentuates the motion of the flower?
On the next page, we'll discuss the syntax that will make this happen.