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From Harbs <harbs.li...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [FlexJS]Layout problems
Date Sun, 27 Nov 2016 15:12:58 GMT
I’m not blaming the concepts. I’m just stating that as it stands, layout is really hard.

Part of the problem I was able to see was due to the fact that there were nested divs with
alternating absolute and relative positioning. This killed all padding settings to the sub-objects.
Basically the default layout was preventing natural browser positioning. (anti-PAYG) ;-)

Maybe the solution is to write another layout, but I have a feeling that simplifying the layout
might help even more.

Yishay and I will try to put together some test cases to help show the problems and possibly
help find the correct solution...

On Nov 27, 2016, at 5:06 PM, Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:

> 
> 
> On 11/27/16, 3:31 AM, "Harbs" <harbs.lists@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> FlexJS makes it way too hard to solve simple layout challenges.
> 
> I don't know if it is fair to blame the patterns and principles of FlexJS
> for that, but it certainly is possible that the Layout you need hasn't
> been written yet.
> 
> Keep in mind that regular Flex VerticalLayout visited every child twice
> and used %width in a non-CSS-compliant way.  So under PAYG, the default
> FlexJS VerticalLayout is going to leverage what the browser will do and
> work differently.
> 
> But that means these lighter weight layouts will leverage CSS and
> StackOverflow is full of folks wrestling with CSS to get what they want.
> If FlexJS has other, slower layouts that solve these common problems, that
> will be an advantage for us.
> 
> The way I suggest folks deal with layout right now (given that the layout
> you want may not exist yet), is to just use an HTML editor to layout some
> widgets in the way you want.  All FlexJS is trying to do is identify and
> encapsulate existing HTML and JS patterns and present them as components.
> So figure out what the HTML needs to look like and that will determine if
> an existing layout can do it, or if you need to write a new one.  Don't
> forget that in FlexJS, there is both CSS margin and padding:  regular Flex
> only supported padding and a non-CSS compliant "gap".
> 
> Thanks,
> -Alex
> 


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