Layout panel terminology

User 379556 Photo


Registered User
632 posts

In the Layout panel, the final box is called 'Columns' even though it refers to what are called 'spans' in three of the boxes further up in the panel. Although this has persisted through RLM, RSD and RFF, I consider that
(1) nobody would be confused by renaming the final box 'Spans' instead of 'Columns', and
(2) people first starting to learn these programs would be saved having to wrestle with
(a) this use of different terms for spans, and
(b) the term 'column' being used everywhere else for something other than a span.

I suggest that RBB (still in Beta) gets the ball rolling regarding this, and that updates to, and upgrades of, the other programs follow suit.

Frank
User 122279 Photo


Senior Advisor
11,243 posts
Online Now

I may have misunderstood what you mean, but if you go directly to Bootstrap and work with the code, your main entity is 'row' and inside a row you have 'columns' with the span included, like this:
<div class="row">
<div class="col-md-7"></div>
<div class="col-md-5"></div>
</div>

RBB does exactly the same thing.

Here is the same in RFF, also columns:
<div class="row">
<div class="columns small-6 medium-7"></div>
<div class="columns small-6 medium-5"></div>
</div

It's only in RSD, with CC's own in-house coffeegrinder system that they use the terminology 'span':
<div class="row">
<div class="coffee-span-7"></div>
<div class="coffee-span-5"></div>
</div>

I haven't checked RLM(P), but since you can choose between various grid systems, my guess is, that you will get the terminology used by the grid system you have selected.

I think it would be wrong to rename Bootstrap and Foundation classes. If you do, you can't really use Bootstrap or Foundation as part of the programme name, and it would not be possible to take an exported project up in a html editing programme and continue using those grid systems directly. Besides, I don't think too many of the users of these CC programmes will ever look too closely at the code, as the progs are made to be used visually. And those who do look at the code, will most likely be to some extent code savvy anyway and will find their way through the 'jungle'.
Ha en riktig god dag!
Inger, Norway
My new honey site, built with RFF: http://www.horgenhonning.net/
Component sharing for RFF, RBB, RSD and SD: http://www.horgenhonning.net/sharing/


User 379556 Photo


Registered User
632 posts

Sorry I didn't make myself clear.

I'm not suggesting any changes to classes or code, but just to the wording of the Layout panel (i.e. the panel at the right of the window, selected by clicking on the Layout button) in each of the three programs.

At present it seems to me that in that Layout panel the words 'span' and 'column' refer to exactly the same items, i.e. the width-segments of the grid. The 'span' buttons further up in the Layout panel actually control how many of those width-segments are included in a column. It therefore seems confusing to call the width-segments themselves 'columns' at the foot of the Layout panel.

Frank
User 122279 Photo


Senior Advisor
11,243 posts
Online Now

OK, NOW I'm with you. Yes, I think 'Spans' would be a better word there.
Ha en riktig god dag!
Inger, Norway
My new honey site, built with RFF: http://www.horgenhonning.net/
Component sharing for RFF, RBB, RSD and SD: http://www.horgenhonning.net/sharing/



Have something to add? We’d love to hear it!
You must have an account to participate. Please Sign In Here, then join the conversation.