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From Thorsten Scherler <>
Subject Re: status on leather-dev?
Date Mon, 11 Apr 2005 08:12:52 GMT
Hi Diwaker,

leather-dev is dead long live view/viewHelper. ;-)

I made a screen shot of the view plugin (using the viewHelper plugin).

The viewHelper is using the markup and css elements from scale-dev. 

...but I reckon the css would need some patches. ;-)


On Thu, 2005-03-10 at 14:24 -0800, Diwaker Gupta wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Sometime back there was a discussion on the list on whether to keep
> leather purely syntactic (i.e., use containers and named CSS elements
> without attaching any notions of containment or placement in the skin
> itself). The problem we were facing back then was that CSS is not very
> good with absolute placement, and so keeping the skin purely syntactic
> and doing all positioning with CSS was not working out very well (as
> anyone using leather has seen -- particular notorious with the
> "floating" search box and the weirdly placed menu)
> So whats the status on leather now? Are we still with the purely
> syntactic model? I really liked the idea implemented in scale-dev,
> which honored CSS named elements (branding etc), but also included
> some semantic notion of containment within the skin itself (like the
> search box going inside the header etc) to make CSS skinning easier.

"Together we stand, divided we fall!" 
Hey you (Pink Floyd)

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