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React native flexbox


Today is actually a day i enjoyed. I gained the knowledge on flexbox in react native. according to the documentation flex defines how items are going to fill over available space along main axis. In react native,the main axis is the column.

MAIN - flex:1

item-1 - 1/6
item-2 - 2/6
item-3 - 3/6

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  • flexDirection - column,row,row-reverse
  • layoutDirection - LTR,RTL
  • justifyContent - align along main axis - flex-start,flex-end,center
  • alignItems - along cross axis.
  • alignSelf - individual item.
  • alignContent - flexWrap must be present. defines distribution along cross-axis.
  • flexWrap
  • flexBasis - axis independ way of providing the size of an item. if direction=column,height else width.
  • flexGrow - how item grows in relation to siblings. If 2,grows 2 times larger than siblings.
  • flexShrink


position : absolute | relative.


width|height:'100| "10%" | auto'

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In defense of the modern web

I expect I'll annoy everyone with this post: the anti-JavaScript crusaders, justly aghast at how much of the stuff we slather onto modern websites; the people arguing the web is a broken platform for interactive applications anyway and we should start over;

React users; the old guard with their artisanal JS and hand authored HTML; and Tom MacWright, someone I've admired from afar since I first became aware of his work on Mapbox many years ago. But I guess that's the price of having opinions.