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From Jeffry Houser <>
Subject Re: Painful story...
Date Fri, 15 Jun 2012 14:02:29 GMT

  With all due respects; we're glad you like Flex and some of it's 
simplicity; but as this conversation has nothing to do with development 
of Flex SDK; can you please take it elsewhere?

On 6/15/2012 9:50 AM, James Ong wrote:
> 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 
> < <>> wrote:
>     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.

Jeffry Houser
Technical Entrepreneur
UI Flex Components: Tested! Supported! Ready!
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