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From Bert Van Kets <>
Subject Re: css skins (Re: forrest war)
Date Sat, 09 Nov 2002 15:24:46 GMT
I agree with all this.  CSS can make the skin easier to maintain and make 
the site a LOT faster as the styling (CSS file) is cached by the browser.
One thing I personally will never accept is that we break backward 
compatibility with older browsers.  Please don't start a new thread on this 
one, we have spent enough bandwidth on this already.  We have to wait until 
some definite stats are available to be absolutely sure version 
compatibility can be upgraded to version 5.


At 02:11 10/11/2002 +1100, you wrote:
>On Sat, Nov 09, 2002 at 03:25:14PM +0100, Bert Van Kets wrote:
> > I'm building the new skin using as much CSS as possible.  IMHO This 
> will be
> > the most beautiful and fastest skin ever built for Forrest. :-)
>Wohoo :)
>FYI, over the next few days I'm planning on factoring stuff out of the
>forrest-site and avalon-tigris skins into a common repository, and
>generally fixing the stylesheets.  The aim is to make skin maintenance
>less of a PITA.  If you're in the early stages of design this won't
>affect you.. hopefully the XSLTs will be less horrible by the time you
>get to them.
>Rounding up recent CSS skin stuff:
>Robert Koberg:
>   "If you all want, we can use the site as a base for
>   a forrest skin. We have put ALOT of work into the layout/css. The site
>   can look extremely different by simply changing the CSS."
>    <>
>The tigris skin mentioned earlier:
>And in case anyone forgets, the portal-like Forrest front page in CVS,
>using lots of CSS:
> > Bert
> >

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