Grid Style Sheets

Grid Style Sheets

March 20, 2016

Grid Style Sheets are a radical approach to doing app-style layouts in a browser. It is a JavaScript library that replaces the browser’s built-in layout engine with one based on a constraint solving algorithm. The result is that some layouts that are incredibly tricky in CSS are completely natural to implement in GSS. This talk will demonstrate an experimental R library that makes it simple for any Shiny developer to take advantage of CSS. 12:56

About the speaker

Yihui Xie

Yihui Xie is a software engineer at RStudio. He earned his PhD from the Department of Statistics, Iowa State University. He is interested in interactive statistical graphics and statistical computing. As an active R user, he has authored several R packages, such as knitr, bookdown, blogdown, xaringan, tinytex, rolldown, animation, DT, tufte, formatR, fun, xfun, mime, highr, servr, and Rd2roxygen. He also co-authored a few other R packages, including shiny, rmarkdown, rticles, and leaflet. He has authored two books, “Dynamic Documents with knitr” (Xie 2015), and “bookdown: Authoring Books and Technical Documents with R Markdown” (Xie 2016), and co-authored two books, “blogdown: Creating Websites with R Markdown” (Xie, Hill, and Thomas 2017), and “R Markdown: The Definitive Guide” (Xie, Allaire, and Grolemund 2018).