Why is it that so many of us make Flex applications that look like this:
I mean.. The default look for Flex applications looks fine, but it’s kind of like making an HTML app that looks like this:
I suppose the answer is that many of the folks playing around with Flex these days are developers, but that doesn’t mean we have to settle. I think there are two factors at play here:
- The default HTML look is pretty ugly, which forces you to look for an alternative.
- HTML has been around for longer, so more people know the tricks you need to know to change its look.
To counteract this inertia, maybe we should have made the default Flex look be an obviously non-production look, like Elyon’s napkin skin (which is wonderful, BTW. Yes, that is a real screenshot of a working datagrid) In a funny way, this would have forced people to develop their own look while at the same time opening people’s eyes up to the vast styling possibilities of Flex… Hm…..