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From "C. Grobmeier" <grobme...@possessed.de>
Subject Re: Changing page layout
Date Fri, 27 Oct 2006 11:37:59 GMT

> You mean SVN, because if you really mean CVS then this version of
> Forrest is way too old and you need to switch ASAP.
>
>   
yes, i meant SVN :-)
> Good luck and welcome to the dispatcher.
>
>   
Thanks,
Chris
> 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
>>>>
>>>>     
>>>>         
>>>   
>>>       


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