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From Thorsten Scherler <>
Subject Re: commercial Forrest skins?
Date Mon, 29 Nov 2004 21:39:07 GMT
El lun, 29-11-2004 a las 16:13, THOMAS BENOIT escribió:
> Ross Gardler wrote:

> I don't think that commercial skins is an interesting concept.
> Graphic/Web designers prefer to work with clients and do something
> specific for him or her. Therefore commercial skins would not work.

If we may get some day a big project like httpd then I guess commercial
view/themes will come. Imagine you are not having the money to contract
a designer but you have some money to buy a view/theme. ;-)

> Though they are not bad, it would be very nice to improve the quality of
> the default skins!!

Yeah, we will drop the concept of skins in 0.7 and introduce
forrest:templates (a new templating language).

> The page template and the css could be improved to be more W3C
> compliant, etc, but it is not a big deal. Beside the layout could be
> improved, though it is, according to me, already pretty good.

Patches are always welcome. ;-)

> What I would like to see is CSS which are easy and fast to customize.
> Futhermore I would like to see XSLT code which is easier to customize,
> though it is not bad, don't get me wrong ;). 
<snip />
> So my moto is more flexibility for CSS and XSLT code.

IMO designer hardly use XSLT. That is why we are introducing and "easy"
templating language "forrest:templates" that is extensible for people
with knowledge of xslt. 

You can extend you forrest:view with your own implementation of
forrest:fbits (functionality). Use forrest:hooks for graphical container
and forrest:nuggets for content. Everything highly extensible and

> Where can I have more information about the views/themes concepts?
> Thank you.

Search as well for:
leather, naming convention, fbits, nuggets, ...

> Thomas


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Hey you (Pink Floyd)

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