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From Jason End <bensnep...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: A skin with some new features
Date Fri, 31 Oct 2003 22:35:42 GMT
I could really use all those features. Why don't you
formalize them into their own skin. Let me know if I
can help out in any way (limitations of mine
permitting)

Jay

--- Ross Gardler <rgardler@wkwyw.net> wrote:
> I have been using Forrest to deliver my lecture
> materials to my students 
> on the various courses I teach at the University of
> the West Indies. As 
> a result I have developed a skin that is heavily
> based on the 
> Krysalis-Skin. However, it does add a few new
> features some may be 
> considered useful in the main skins - are there any
> that you would like 
> me to include in the main other skins? (I will be
> maintaining and 
> improving these features for my own site).
> 
> 
> Features that may be useful:
> 
> glossary functionality
> ----------------------
> 
> create a link with role="glossary" and the resulting
> link indexes into a 
> glossary file, using the href attribute as the
> anchor. Default action is 
> to open the glossary page in a new window at the
> relevant point. I 
> intend to improve this so that it extracts the
> relevant glossary entry 
> and open up a small window displaying just that
> entry.
> 
> example
>
http://localhost:8888/courses/MIS/ISEnterprises/typesOfIS.html
> 
> 
> 
> citation functionality
> ----------------------
> create a link with role="citation" and it links to a
> references document 
> in the same way that the glossary function works (at
> present the 
> references file is very basic, but I hope to find
> the time to make it 
> work with full bibliographic databases - perhaps at
> the end of this 
> semester)
> 
> example
>
http://localhost:8888/courses/MIS/ISEnterprises/case.html
> (see 
> end of page for reference)
> 
> 
> 
> next page link
> ---------------
> A link that moves to the next page in the site.xml
> file (allows the user 
> to navigate through the site one page at a time). It
> did have a previous 
> page link too, but this broke when I added the menu
> javascript stuff, I 
> will fix it one day. This feature can be turned off
> with a skinconf 
> property.
> 
> example - any page
> 
> 
> slides (probably too specific for most skins)
> ------
> This creates a new view of the site where special
> sections with 
> role="slide" are rendered as slides for presentation
> purposes. The link 
> to slides view only appears if there is a slide in
> the current page. The 
> resulting slide page has basic navigation (next and
> back to full text 
> version)
> 
> Slides are also rendered differently in the main
> part of the site, 
> although they need not be, the use of role means
> other skins still 
> render correctly (see the PDF's which are generated
> by the default XSLT 
> for example)
> 
> example
>
http://localhost:8888/courses/MIS/ISEnterprises/case.html,
> click 
> on the slide icon in (next to PDF) to see slide view
> - note doesn't 
> include additional information at base of page.
> 
> Ross
> 


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