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Re: [custom-layout] use case: Polar Layout

From: Michiel Sikma <mike@letsdeliver.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 15:36:08 +0000
Message-ID: <CAGxU5Qqe7khie=yY+eYTZ4Rkdg080py=8RiaSVZHDaA+V=RKOQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>
Cc: "public-houdini@w3.org" <public-houdini@w3.org>
Hi there,

It's a nice proposal! Some things came to my mind while reading it:

- Devices such as the LG G3 can switch between different device-radius
values. Would there be an added value, in this case, in making it possible
for items to transition from regular to non-polar coordinates?
- The screen object seems like the most appropriate place to store
device-radius information.
- Since this is all new, border-shape:display; might be a better default
than nodisplay.

Also, there might be some value in extending Flexbox for round layouts,
maybe. For instance, being able to position menu elements like on the LG G3
cover screen (see part 4 of the PDF), and then re-order them by changing
the order attribute.
Just my first thoughts, nothing more.


Let's Deliver



2015-03-01 22:49 GMT+00:00 Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>:

> Hey all,
> At TPAC last year and the CSS meeting in Sydney, a representative from LG
> gave a presentation [1] on the CSS extensions they'd like to see for round
> displays. One extensions was to position elements using polar coordinates.
> I'm thinking that this might be a good case to consider as we develop
> custom layout.
> Their proposal is relatively simple, and can be done now using script and
> absolute positioning. I would hope that what's made available for custom
> layout would improve on the current situation in some way (simpler code,
> faster, some benefit from avoiding abspos). It could be intriguing to see
> a before/after library for polar positioning to gauge the benefits of
> custom layout.
> Thanks,
> Alan
> [1]
> http://www.w3.org/wiki/images/8/84/141029_W3C_TPAC_Breakout_Session_Round_D
> isplay.pdf
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