In this chapter, you'll get a feel for what it's like to lay components out on the screen of mobile devices. Thankfully, React Native polyfills many CSS properties that you might have used in the past to implement page layouts in web applications. You'll learn how to use the Flexbox model to lay out our React Native screens.
Before you dive into implementing layouts, you'll get a brief introduction to Flexbox and using CSS style properties in React Native apps—it's not quite what you're used to with regular CSS style sheets. Then, you'll implement several React Native layouts using Flexbox.
Here's the list of topics that we'll cover in this chapter:
- Flexbox is the new layout standard
- Introducing React Native styles
- Building Flexbox layouts