inessential by Brent Simmons

Dr. Strangelayout

Ole Begemann: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Cocoa Auto Layout:

If you find yourself in a situation that is difficult to solve with Auto Layout, just don’t use it for that particular view. You can freely mix the constraint-based layout with manual layout code, even within the same view hierarchy.

Good advice and simple. You should subscribe to Ole’s RSS feed, by the way.