jose@solutionscay.com

Implications of CSS in FileMaker?

Discussion created by jose@solutionscay.com on Nov 9, 2011
Latest reply on Nov 9, 2011 by mcyrulik

Hello everyone,

 

I was reading this feature request of including CSS in FileMaker Layouts http://fmlayoutmode.com/wp/?p=2427. I think it's a good idea and I hope to see it in the future.

 

So let's suppose that FileMaker incorporates CSS to define layout styles.

 

Wouldn't it also make sense to incorporate HTML to define the layout structure? Wouldn't it make sense to incorporate an interoperable library for interface patterns like tabs, portals, drawers, etc.? Wouldn't it make sense to evolve in a way that the resulting FileMaker application would not be a binary file, but an open and robust database-driven web application that could be hosted anywhere or ported to many devices? Wouldn't it make sense for this to happen today instead of in version 20, if ever?

 

I know that FileMaker is in the business of selling licenses. And that it's done a great job of captivating their developer community. I truly love their products because they allow me to provide dramatic results.

 

But still, at this point in time, isn't it silly that we are excited by the thought of CSS in layouts.

 

Any thoughts are appreaciated.

 

Best,

 

Jose

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