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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject Re: Forrest customization
Date Sun, 28 Dec 2003 14:46:02 GMT
Ross Gardler wrote:
> I wasn't thinking of a single CSS for all skins (this would have the 
> same problems as colour definitions in a single skinconf.xml for all 
> skins). I was thinking more of a "colour.css" (oh it would be nice if it 
> had English, UK, spelling, but I doubt that ;-)) in the skin directory. 
>  This could be accompnaied by a layout.css. Each can optionally have a 
> _local (i.e. colour_local.css) file for local modifications.

What I'm trying to say is that it's not easy to do this.

Look inside krysalis-site and tigris-style. Then try making a colors.css 
file that goes well for both *without* changing the standard tigris CSS 
files. You can *only* if you make these colors.css files have different 
names for the colors, and you cannot port the colors between the skins.

>> So the skinconf colors are a *basic* set of colors, a profile that 
>> skins can use (or can even disregad). If more infos are needed, then 
>> it's necessary to have a CSS to be extended, but it will be skin 
>> specific.
> My main concern is that we may be making it too hard for page designers 
> to style pages without the aid of a developer. It's OK if they only want 
> to change a basic colour, but if they want to create a whole new view on 
> the docs they need to know XSL as well as CSS.

Not really, I use XSLT only as a templating thing.

Look, let me do it, and then we'll see if it's ok or if it's inappropriate.

Nicola Ken Barozzi         
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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