Chapter 3. Dynamic Layout

Layout deals with the size and position of the components that comprise a rich Internet application. With Flex 3, you can size and position these components based on other components and available space, which gives you a way to create dynamic layouts. Dynamic layouts can adapt to your users’ screen resolution and allow you to hide, show, or resize content as necessary.

The type of application and your target audience can have a strong influence on the way you lay it out. Complex enterprise applications may utilize a rigid grid-based layout, whereas a children’s educational application may benefit from a more free-form layout. An application like Scrapblog, a Flex-based scrapbooking tool, uses dynamic layout to maximize ...

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