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  • #16
    Re: using grids in tablet optimised forms(resize behaviour)

    the grid was designed for web browser applications where the screen sizes went from normal to big, bigger, biggest&widest.
    the list controls and other viewboxes are more suitable for mobile screen sizes, i am told ( i don't have version 12)
    and grid can become very big in size if lot of functionality added, i am sure.
    thanks for reading

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    • #17
      Re: using grids in tablet optimised forms(resize behaviour)

      Originally posted by amitloh View Post
      "lots of work" is the reason for the rad tools to exist.
      i do not know there is such a development tool that does not require lots of work. in alpha, you do lot less work than other tools, at least that is what i am led to believe
      thanks for reading

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      • #18
        Re: using grids in tablet optimised forms(resize behaviour)

        You can get grids and the search area of grids to be sorta-kinda mobile and small screen responsive using Freeform and a CSS "responsive grid" system such as http://996grid.com/, but it is too much work. Also, as said above, the grid was built when all screens were pretty wide AND more importantly when tables where how you organized data in to columns. I know, having just gone through the new iadn.com site that all of my grid-laden pages fail miserably when validating the css on the page (using https://validator.w3.org/). Alpha is not going to go back to the old grid and fix any of those table and modern css related issues. But hopefully some day they build a new Grid that is modern.
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        • #19
          Re: using grids in tablet optimised forms(resize behaviour)

          bootstrap and kendo ui are front end manipulators, alpha does front and back ends. if you are not happy with alpha provided front end then i am sure you can work with those front end manipulators and use alpha as backend data provider, much like any other back end providers like php or asp, and use a5_mergeDataIntoTemplate function so the data can be in the design of your choice.
          thanks for reading

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          • #20
            Re: using grids in tablet optimised forms(resize behaviour)

            But hopefully some day they build a new Grid that is modern.
            Aahh... a ray of sunshine.
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            • #21
              Re: using grids in tablet optimised forms(resize behaviour)

              I was able to make it work on my grid with some. I will be requesting it via feature request to integrate in the tool itself. We have 20+ screens and designers work externally and they will not be able to write responsive genie rules as we will have to train designers/contracters and for developers like me its too much work to make 20+ screens responsive with multiple grids and controls. Many of alpha controls are already responsive like frames etc.
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              • #22
                Re: using grids in tablet optimised forms(resize behaviour)

                I made it configurable for my needs. I will add the global responsive CSS and will try to make it configurable in all of my projects. The frames in alpha are already responsive. So now I do not need to use lists for responsive projects. Alpha Grids are too powerful to be replaced with lists(inline editing, linked grids, flying genie automatic linked grids, many other proerties via RAD). Lists are good but it requires additional configuration for big editable complex forms/grids that needs to work on all devices and desktop browsers without a need of writing custom editors etc.
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                • #23
                  Re: using grids in tablet optimised forms(resize behaviour)

                  Nice pictures but obviously far from responsive.

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