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From Nick Collins <ndcoll...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: AW: Thoughts about CSS and Flex
Date Tue, 11 Jun 2013 05:11:08 GMT
I am quite familiar with Flex 4, and while yes, Flex 4 is WAY better than
Flex 3.x was, there are still a lot of things that you cannot do with CSS
"out of the box". For example, lets say you wanted to have a nice button
that was comprised of 3 or 4 overlaid levels of gradients. For this you
would have to use FXG or the graphics API by hand. In CSS3 you can do it by
simply having a comma delimited list of gradients assigned to the
background attribute, and then control the repetition, positioning, and
scaling of each in the same fashion, by having those values in a
comma-delimited list on the corresponding attribute. That way the same
style could be easily applied to both mobile and web button components in a
reliable and scalable fashion.

Also, if you are using SASS or LESS you can create variables within the
stylesheet that correspond to a particular RGBA color value. With CSS
imports you can easily have a CSS file that essentially acts as your global
color palette and you assign the colors in ways that work well ( i.e.
Michigan Maize )

On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 11:15 AM, Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:

> OTOH, Flex CSS differs from W3C in several ways:
> 1) non-standard property names do not follow W3C naming rules
> 2) Some common properties like margins are not supported
> 3) Size properties (width height, etc) not supported
> 4) Flex uses gap which is not supported in W3C CSS
> 5) Attribute selectors not supported
> 6) Most media query rules not supported
> 7) Units other than px not supported
> I'm hoping to get more of this working in FlexJS.
> On 6/7/13 2:14 AM, "christofer.dutz@c-ware.de" <christofer.dutz@c-ware.de>
> wrote:
> >Something I would certainly like to have woud be the ability to Import
> >other CSS files :-)
> >
> >Chris
> >
> >________________________________________
> >Von: Justin Mclean [justin@classsoftware.com]
> >Gesendet: Freitag, 7. Juni 2013 08:37
> >An: dev@flex.apache.org
> >Betreff: Re: Thoughts about CSS and Flex
> >
> >Hi,
> >
> >> the CSS support in Flex is highly limited in its present state.
> >
> >What do you think it's missing?
> >
> >Flex 4 added a lot of advanced CSS support and it now supports class,
> >type, compound, id, descendant and pseudo selectors and media queries.
> >
> >
> http://help.adobe.com/en_US/flex/using/WS2db454920e96a9e51e63e3d11c0bf6288
> >3-7ff2.html
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Justin

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