Friday, November 2, 2012

Issues With Achieving Auto Layout Zen

Justin Williams:

What frustrates me about setting constraints with Interface Builder is its instance on adding more constraints automatically for me, even if I don’t want/need them.


When something has such a steep learning curve as Auto Layout, you want to provide as much documentation and help as possible, especially if you want developers to adopt the technology.

In the case of Auto Layout, the best documentation isn’t in Apple’s official documentation. It isn’t in a book. It’s in three hours of WWDC 2012 videos.

Auto Layout debuted with Lion, so you would think there would have been time to fill out the documentation. Still, I’m excited to start using it in my apps.

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