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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject Re: WYSIWYG testing of new CSS-settings on your Forrest-site with FireFox and EditCSS
Date Fri, 05 Nov 2004 08:22:21 GMT
Ferdinand Soethe wrote:
> I discovered a way of testing and developing new CSS-settings on a
> given Forrest installation.
> 
> Required: Firefox Browser in current version (a must have anyway!)
> Install:  EditCSS-Extension that can be found http://editcss.mozdev.org/
>           (Tiny download, takes only seconds to install)
> 
> Use:
> 
> 1. Now open your Forrest site in Forefox
> 2. Select menu item View-Sidebar-EditCSS
> 3. Select Action-Reload from Sidebar Menu
> 
> The sidebar will now show the currently used stylesheet for your
> Forrest-page. Any change to the styles will immediately show in the
> Forrest-page.

Wow, that is good! I don't yet have Firefox, but Wow.

> Example:
> 
> 1. Find '#tabs' and change the fontsize to 50%.
> 
> As soon as you type it, you can see the fontsize of the tabs shrink.
> I think this is as close to WYSIWYG-editing of styles as you can get.

So then is it possible to save the file back to disk.
In that way we could compare with the original *.css
to create a patch file.

> Should I put this into a howto?

Please do.

-- 
David Crossley


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