Re: [css3-flexbox] flex-direction values are confusing

Thanks, James, for enlightening me.

Yet, I'm not quite sure whether I'm the only person to be confused by the 
naming scheme.

Just in case others might be confused as well, wouldn't it be an advantage 
to rename the property values to something like "horizontal" and "vertical"?

Axel Dahmen

"James Ross"  schrieb im Newsbeitrag 

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> Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:51:05 +0100
> This is quite contrary to my observation. When working with databases,
> spreadsheets and their corresponding frameworks, columns are always
> horizontally arranged (where, e.g., Column A is the leftmost column) and
> rows are vertically arranged (where, e.g., Row #0 is the uppermost row).
> Even the HTML table layout (colspan, rowspan) works according to my
> observation, and, as far as I can see, in contrast to the flex-direction.

Maybe the difference here is singular vs plural; columns are laid out 
horizontally but a column layouts out things vertically. when I set 
flex-direction on a container to "column" it makes sense to me that its 
contents are thus arranged vertically.

James Ross ( 

Received on Friday, 14 March 2014 14:31:31 UTC