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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Prototype of new (Forrest generated) Incubator site
Date Mon, 02 Jan 2006 17:56:44 GMT
On Jan 1, 2006, at 10:45 PM, Ross Gardler wrote:

> I've been wanting to create a skin for Forrest that looks like that  
> at http://www.apache.org for some time. Mostly because the default  
> Forrest skins are, well "old".
>
> The recent thread here discussing Forrest as a tool has finally  
> prompted me into action (congrats to anyone deliberately provoking  
> us to make this happen ;-). I've built the Incubator site using it.
>
> My intention is only to illustrate just how easy it is to configure  
> Forrest to work the way you want. To use it there is just a little  
> editing of skinconf.xml and a one line change to  
> forrest.properties. If anyone feels inclined to build the incubator  
> site with this new skin let me know, I'll even provide a patch (why  
> not do it myself? because momentum is against Forrest and I have no  
> interest in wasting my time, so ask for it)
>
> It is not (yet) a perfect copy of the main ASF site. We still need  
> some work on the finer details. However, I hope this is enough to  
> give you a "feel".
>
> This was about 1.5 hours work, I may be a Forrest dev, but I am no  
> CSS wizard, so that is pretty quick work I think.
>
> You can view the prototype skin at: http://people.apache.org/ 
> ~rgardler/testingGround/coat/
>

Just FYI, I *just* tried this prototype skin on Safari 2.0.2 on  
MacOSX 10.4 and it renders about 3% wider and deeper than the window  
width and depth.

Craig

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Craig Russell
Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System http://java.sun.com/products/jdo
408 276-5638 mailto:Craig.Russell@sun.com
P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!


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