This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum. We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line! See this thread for details.
I have never seen a text field too small when using a FlowLayout. I believe the text field will be sized by using "W" as the width of each character. Since "W" is the widest character I dont' see how it can ever be too small.