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From "Gav...." <>
Subject RE: [jira] Commented: (FOR-605) CSS enhancements needed for MOTD area inside Table of Contents
Date Sat, 23 Jun 2007 13:41:40 GMT
Ok, so 550036 has moved MOTD to the left and removed relative positioning.

It looks much better than it did and does not overlap content.
Where it was floated right, it caused all sorts of issues, not easily
fixed due to the fact that MOTD and/or surrounding content divs and classes
could be optionally added/removed at any time. There is as far as I can see
no good all round fix for this, taking browser sizes, browser versions and 
screen resolutions into account. The current fix works fine for all those
but may not 'look' as good as if it were prevalent on the right side.

I do have one idea to improve the look and keep it where it is on the
left, hopefully being an agreed final fix for this MOTD position.

I would like to propose that we create a new MOTD class in the same
style as .note, .warning and .fixme. We'll give it a unique color from
the rest but will be displayed in exactly the same way, from the left going
as far across the screen as necessary, with a title section and content
section the same as .note etc.

We can call it .information with 'Information' being the default label for
the top part which can be over-ridden with your own label, the MOTD on the
current forrest index page would instead use this with a label of 'Latest
release 0.8', the content area then having '18 April 2007 Forrest-0.8
released: Features the Locationmap. (More)'

I'll do a mock up in a test-sample site and attach the graphic to this issue
if you like but I'm sure you know what I mean.

So we have choices :-

1. Keep it as I have changed it to currently - to the left and still the
traditional MOTD.

2. Create a new version of MOTD in the style of .note etc -- still keeping
the same way that we apply the MOTD, just the style changes.

3. Revert and try something else, but it will be difficult to get it right
and keep it right for all scenarios. The above two will work in all

4. Something else.

Thoughts ?

(The site will reflect this update shortly, or use the proxy trick mentioned
on for instant viewing.)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gavin (JIRA) []
> Sent: Saturday, 23 June 2007 5:26 PM
> To:
> Subject: [jira] Commented: (FOR-605) CSS enhancements needed for MOTD area
> inside Table of Contents
>     [
> 605?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-
> tabpanel#action_12507586 ]
> Gavin commented on FOR-605:
> ---------------------------
> This issue is more prevalent than ever, just look at the main forrest home
> page or even worse is
> > CSS enhancements needed for MOTD area inside Table of Contents
> > --------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> >                 Key: FOR-605
> >                 URL:
> >             Project: Forrest
> >          Issue Type: Bug
> >          Components: Skins (general issues)
> >    Affects Versions: 0.8
> >            Reporter: David Crossley
> >            Assignee: Gavin
> >         Attachments: 605-screenshot.png, forrest_faq.png
> >
> >
> > The Message of the Day (MOTD) facility inserts a panel at  the top right
> of the Table of Contents (ToC). However this panel interferes with the
> flow of text in the ToC, forcing items to be line-wrapped to a narrow
> width. The MOTD is not properly implemented with CSS, probably needs its
> own definition.
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