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From Thorsten Scherler <thors...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Changing page layout
Date Fri, 27 Oct 2006 11:34:54 GMT
On Fri, 2006-10-27 at 13:05 +0200, C. Grobmeier wrote:
> Thanks Thorsten,
> i am working with the CVS copy and will try out what you suggested.

You mean SVN, because if you really mean CVS then this version of
Forrest is way too old and you need to switch ASAP.

Good luck and welcome to the dispatcher.

salu2

> Regards,
> Chris
> 
> Thorsten Scherler wrote:
> > On Fri, 2006-10-27 at 12:05 +0200, C. Grobmeier wrote:
> >   
> >>> See the above linked document, all is explained in there (although 
> >>> maybe not clearly enough, patches welcome). In particular for changing 
> >>> colours  (as opposed to layout) see the skinconf.xml file, with 
> >>> particular attention to the <extra-css> and <colors> elements.
> >>>
> >>>       
> >> Thanks, i saw and read that. But i also want to change the layout of the 
> >> tabs and f.e. switch the menu to the right etc. I think this cannot be 
> >> done with extra css, or can i? As far as i understand with the above 
> >> link, when i have small changes like f.e. colors, logo etc i use 
> >> skinconf.xml. When i have bigger changes like modifying the tabs grafics 
> >> or putting the tabs to the right side and such things, i have to prepare 
> >> an extra skin with my own css. Looks like i have not to modify the xsl 
> >> in most cases.
> >>     
> >
> > http://forrest.apache.org/pluginDocs/plugins_0_80/org.apache.forrest.plugin.internal.dispatcher/#introduction
> > "As stated in the Skin documentation the aim of the Forrest skins is to
> > provide many capabilities so that extra skins are not needed. Experience
> > showed that many Forrest users still decided to create a new skin
> > because the default skin did not offer the features that they wanted or
> > they "just" needed extra content in some pages. ..."
> >
> > I would say your case fuels our experience. You may look into the
> > dispatcher, but that would mean that you need the SVN Head version of
> > forrest and not the 0.7 release.
> >
> > http://forrest.apache.org/pluginDocs/plugins_0_80/org.apache.forrest.plugin.internal.dispatcher/how/howto-dispatcher-quickstart.html
> > Here (and in the other howtos) you will find basic information to gettt
> > started. 
> >
> > With the dispatcher it is easy to create a customized theme and only
> > exchange some parts (we call them contracts in the dispatcher)
> > overriding them with your own implementation. 
> >
> > Further the structurer lets you "putting the tabs to the right side" by
> > putting the contract tag into the right place.
> > http://forrest.apache.org/pluginDocs/plugins_0_80/org.apache.forrest.plugin.internal.dispatcher/how/howto-dispatcher-structurer.html
> >
> > P.S. Mind the warning "The "Dispatcher" (aka "Views") is new
> > functionality which is still in development phase. That is why it is in
> > the "whiteboard" section of the Forrest distribution."
> >
> > salu2
> >
> >   
> >> Regards,
> >> Chris
> >>
> >>     
> >
> >   
> 
-- 
thorsten

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