Automating Layouts Bring Flipboard’s Magazine Style To Web And Windows

Web and Windows 8 present new challenges to designers and developers because it allows users to resize browser windows to any size at any time. Charles Ying, a developer at Flipboard, wrote an article in TechCrunch that explains how Flipboard evolved from only being able to support 20 layouts in a specifically designed size to now supporting thousands of page layouts in all sizes.  The secret is Duplo, a new layout engine that starts with the ideas in Pages but uses a modular block and grid system to quickly fit content into thousands of page layouts in all sizes.

To learn more about Ying’s experience with incorporating Duplo into Flipboard, read the full article.

Follow us on Twitter @OxfordTech or on Facebook to read tips about UX Design.