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From "C. Grobmeier" <>
Subject Re: Changing page layout
Date Fri, 27 Oct 2006 11:05:23 GMT
Thanks Thorsten,
i am working with the CVS copy and will try out what you suggested.

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.
> "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.
> 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.
> 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

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