| ||Ask HN: Why not Flex?|
37 points by mrshoe on Sept 3, 2009 | hide | past | favorite | 74 comments |
I feel like I have to jump through several hoops just to achieve good-looking rounded corners, especially if the element has a border.
Many relatively standard GUI widgets just don't exist in the web stack (e.g. tabs have to be expressed as an unordered list with an extra element in each to do the "sliding doors" effect).
The set of available fonts is still, in 2009, incredibly limited.
My current project (http://shoptalkapp.com) has typified all of the above pain, and more. It's heavily AJAXy, which only exacerbates the problem.
So I ask the HNers, "Why not Flex?"
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