How do you properly do collapse/open animations of widgets in qooxdoo.
Here at Realtime Solutions we heavily use qooxdoo Desktop for our
webapp and it is wonderful in terms of programming. UI and UX wise
it does leave something to be desired, but I have seen work on that,
so that is happening.
Right now we're starting to use animations to help the user keep
track of the behaviour of the app (mental mapping), but I keep
falling back to simply using .hide() and .show().
The main reason for this is that i would like to use collapsing
animations to gradually (speeds of 0.2 seconds) show widgets by
collapsing and opening them. In native css transitions you would use
maxHeight and maxWidth for this, which effects would be directly
communicated the rest of the layout, but I know qooxdoo does
The question is, how do I let the rest of the layout know that
widget layout properties have been updated and that it needs to
Or should I take a different approach alltogether?