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From Dwayne Henderson <its.code.in.h...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Flex Charts: Will they improve?
Date Wed, 25 Jul 2012 09:28:25 GMT
Now that Flex is out in the open I'd like to raise awareness on the
following issue:

(I can help sponsor this work if anybody's up for it)

On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 11:41 AM, Dwayne Henderson <
its.code.in.here@gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks a lot everyone for listening!
>
> I'm just a poor CSS developer, I'm afraid I can't really contribute yet.
> All I can do is beg for full CSS support:
>
> (some of this logic may be a bit off, but I hope y'all understand
> nonetheless)
>
> 1. Positioning items in a row:
>
> <s:layout>
>   <s:HorizontalLayout />
> </s:layout>
>
> Oughta be: #column-chart { display: inline; }
>
> 2. Hiding shadows:
>
> <mx:seriesFilters>
>   <fx:Array />
> </mx:seriesFilters>
>
> Oughta be: #column-chart { box-shadow: none; }
>
> Or: .drop-shadow { display: none; }
>
> 3. Hiding grid lines:
>
> <mx:backgroundElements>
>   <fx:Array />
> </mx:backgroundElements>
>
> Oughta be: .grid-lines { display: none; }
>
> 4. Hiding axis lines and tick placements:
>
> <mx:horizontalAxisRenderers>
>   <mx:AxisRenderer id="horizontalAxis" axis="{chart.horizontalAxis}"
> showLine="false" tickPlacement="none" />
> </mx:horizontalAxisRenderers>
> <mx:verticalAxisRenderers>
>   <mx:AxisRenderer id="verticalAxis" axis="{chart.verticalAxis}"
> showLine="false" tickPlacement="none" />
> </mx:verticalAxisRenderers>
>
> Oughta be:
>
> #horizontal-axis-renderer.axis-lines,
> #horizontal-axis-renderer.tick-placements,
> #vertical-axis-renderer.axis-lines,
> #vertical-axis-renderer.tick-placements { display: none; }
>
>
> 8. No made up declaration names (make those selectors instead):
>
> .myAxisStyles { showLine: false; tickPlacement: none; }
>
> Oughta be: .axis-lines, .tick-placements { display: none; }
>
> 5. Use real size units:
>
> mx|DataTip { paddingLeft: 3; paddingTop: 3; }
>
> Oughta be: .datatip { padding-left: 3px; padding-top: 3px; }
>
> 7. Support CSS shorthand:
>
> .datatip { padding: 3px 0 0 3px; }
>
>
> Thanks again!
>
> --Dwayne
>
>
> On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 10:35 AM, David Arno <david@davidarno.org> wrote:
>
>> > From: Dwayne Henderson [mailto:its.code.in.here@gmail.com]
>> > Sent: 17 January 2012 00:17
>> >
>> > Does anybody know if this will change?
>> > Are there any new Flex charting libraries in the making?
>>
>> +1 to what Roland said. If you feel up to it, get writing them yourself
>> and
>> submit them. It's the best way of ensuring that a new Flex charting
>> library
>> gets written. Even if you don't think your skills are up to it, you can
>> still help by documenting what you think is wrong with the current ones
>> and
>> how they could be improved. This may well spur someone else to get
>> involved.
>> Adobe Flex work isn't just confined to committers (I'm not one after all):
>> everyone in the Flex community is encouraged to take part. :)
>>
>> David.
>>
>>
>

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