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

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2015 14:37:56 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDA7EwM-Ks_OSAju7N0wc7izXHXY79C+fDba0=XswiDr_Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Michiel Sikma <mike@letsdeliver.com>
Cc: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>, "public-houdini@w3.org" <public-houdini@w3.org>
On Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 12:21 PM, Michiel Sikma <mike@letsdeliver.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 7:36 AM, Michiel Sikma <mike@letsdeliver.com>
>> wrote:
>> > - 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?
>>
>> Can you elaborate on this? The G3 appears to be a (rectangular) phone,
>> so what's the relevance of device-radius to it?
>
> It's normally got a rectangular screen, but when you close the phone it
> shows a round screen on the lid. It's shown as the first image on chapter 4
> of the PDF.

Ah, I didn't see there was a pdf!  I didn't catch this example when I
saw the presentation, thanks for pointing it out.

>> > 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.
>>
>> One of the benefits of producing a custom layout spec is that authors
>> will be able to write this kind of thing for themselves. ^_^
>
> Yeah. The PDF mentions these are 'minimal extensions needed to support a
> round display'. Even just these few things (mostly flowing content and
> border shaping) are going to be challenging to implement, though, and
> there's going to be lots of other corollary issues to resolve.

Indeed; border-shaping will be especially difficult.

~TJ
Received on Monday, 9 March 2015 21:38:42 UTC

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