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From "Roger Ackroyd" <apache.forr...@ackroyd.freeserve.co.uk>
Subject Re: Template page resizing IE 6.0
Date Thu, 31 Jul 2003 13:53:17 GMT

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeff Turner" <jefft@apache.org>
To: <forrest-dev@xml.apache.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2003 12:52 PM
Subject: Re: Template page resizing IE 6.0


> On Thu, Jul 31, 2003 at 11:50:25AM +0100, Roger Ackroyd wrote:
> > 
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Jeff Turner" <jefft@apache.org>
> > To: <forrest-dev@xml.apache.org>
> > Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2003 11:40 AM
> > Subject: Re: Template page resizing IE 6.0
> > 
> > 
> > > On Thu, Jul 31, 2003 at 01:45:54AM +0100, Roger Ackroyd wrote:
> > > > Hello
> > > > Am rather new to all of this. I expect/hope the answer to this will be
> > simple.
> > > > Forrest created a template site Ok but pages header and content, does
> > > > not size to width of browser, nor resize when minimised/restored.
> > > > Cannot find any place to change this behaviour. If I save a page from
> > > > the Forrest site locally, it sizes and re-sizes correctly in this
> > > > browser.
> > >
> > > Do you mean, you have the same problem viewing pages from
> > > http://xml.apache.org/forrest/, and when you save the page locally, it
> > > doesn't have the problem?  Weird.. not sure why that would happen.
> > No, not quite.
> > The forrest seed builds a broken template with the search box pushed
> > way off right of the browser margin that will not re-size. That goes
> > for every page in the template.
> > The content does re-wrap when browser is re-sized. The header (MyGroup
> > MyProject etc) will not.
> > I merely saved a local copy of the Forrest home page under my local
> > Apache web server to see if that behaved correctly and it does. I do
> > not think therefore that it is the browser at any fault.
> 
> I still think I don't understand.  So you run 'forrest seed site', and it
> renders a static HTML version of the site in build/site/.  Is the problem
> that this generated HTML causes the user to have to scroll horizontally?
>
[snip] 
> 
> In any case, you might want to experiment with our two alternative skins,
> forrest-css, which is a CSS equivalent of the standard skin that will
> definitely resize, and krysalis-site, a very polished alternative:
> 
> http://www.krysalis.org/index.shtml
> 
> These alternative skins can be tried by changing the 'project.skin'
> variable in forrest.properties, and regenerating the site.

>From trying these obviously the 'problem' is the width of the generated MyGroup and MyProject
.png's. 340 + 640 = 980 pixels
It just caused me to think there was something serious wrong. (From a blind man just walking
in perspective you understand)
Both CSS and Krysalis look very good. 
Thanks 
Roger
> 
> --Jeff
> 
> > It is what Forrest is building.
> > Roger
> > >
> > > --Jeff
> > >
> > > > Can anyone suggest what I need to change this (non) behaviour, and thus
> > > > remedy this.
> > > > Thanks
> > > > Roger
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > 
> 
> 

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