[Flutter Edition] Feeling Rusty? Let's Align Those Containers!

[Flutter Edition] Feeling Rusty? Let's Align Those Containers!

Hello, everyone!

It's been a month or so since I've written any code, and it's quite the experience trying to get back into the swing of things. After stepping away for a bit due to personal commitments, I've returned to be greeted by what should be a straightforward task: aligning two containers side by side. It's a basic skill, sure, but I've been reminded that taking a break can make even the most familiar tasks seem a little strange at first glance.

But that's the journey of coding, isn't it? Each return is a new adventure, a reacquaintance with the old and a chance to learn anew. Let's get our coding hats back on and tackle this together!

What we're aiming for is a clean and symmetrical design, with two distinct containers — let's refer to them as Box A and Box B, using layout widgets.

Here’s the code snippet that achieves our goal:

      children: [
          child: Container(
            decoration: BoxDecoration(
              color: Colors.red
            child: Text("Box A"),
          child: Container(
            decoration: BoxDecoration(color: Colors.black),
            child: Text("Box B"),


And just like that, we have our solution. The image above demonstrates the output we expect from this code: two equally spaced containers, aligned horizontally. It's amazing how a few well-placed lines of code can result in a clear and functional design.

I trust this explanation has been helpful. Do incorporate this into your own projects where needed, and may your development journey be both productive and fulfilling.

Best regards and happy coding!

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I am Zaahra, a Google Women Techmakers Ambassador who enjoy mentoring people and writing about technical contents that might help people in their developer journey. I also enjoy building stuffs to solve real life problems.

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Umme Faatimah-Iz-Zaahra Mujore | Google Women TechMakers Ambassador | Software Engineer