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From James Ong <yanlile...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Painful story...
Date Fri, 15 Jun 2012 13:50:00 GMT
Hundreds libraries? Just JQuery and any solid JS framework will do. I been
using Flex, Scala (Play! or Lift framework) and PHP/Javascript/CSS for
years. You will need to understand Flex is not one-size-fit-all technology
and slowly you should get used to it.

On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 9:40 PM, sathyamoorthi

>  Hi,
>         I don't know where to share my thoughts. As a hard-core flex
> developer i just dump my thoughts here.
>         Yesterday, i started to build a web app using HTML. As a first
> step i tried to build a layout. I don't have anything special. below is my
> layout.
>         After a long struggle i designed and positioned my header
> correctly. Then i came to my main page which contains 3 containers. If it
> is flex, i will code like this,
>         <mx:HGroup id="grp" width="100%" height="100%">
>                 <mx:Group id="grp1" width="300px" height="100%"></mx:Group>
>                 <mx:Group id="grp2" width="100%" height="100%"></mx:Group>
>                 <mx:Group id="grp3" width="300px" height="100%"></mx:Group>
>         <mx:HGroup>
>         Above code will take less than a minute and should work perfectly
> in all browsers as i think.   But you know guys i am trying above layout
> for a day in HTML. still i didn't get it correct.
>         Usually in flex,
>             grp2.width = grp.width - grp1.width - grp3.width.
>         But in HTML,
>             grp2.width = grp.width. How good it is? i don't know. And
> another thing, i tried to layout 3 div's inside another div horizontally.
> That is also really painful.
> i tried float, display and lot more options. Nothing helps me to get it
> right in all browsers. I know it is easy with Table. but i should do it
> with divs.
>             Hundreds of libraries there in JavaScript. But really nothing
> contains that number of good components and layout features like Flex. I
> really hate programming in a day.
>        *     NOTE: Please don't reply with any HTML codes.* I will
> continue and succeed on Monday anyway. It is just a story, how a flex
> developer struggles to migrate to HTML because
> of HTML5 storm.
>             Happy Weekend!!!!!
> -Sathyamoorthi.

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