[Zope-CMF] Pure CSS for main template

Jens Vagelpohl jens at dataflake.org
Sun Oct 5 20:00:16 EDT 2008

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On Oct 5, 2008, at 20:06 , Charlie Clark wrote:
> now that I've got my own branch I've finally made a start on a pure
> CSS version of main_template.pr for CMFDefault.

Please make sure you stick to one functionality/change per branch to  
make it easier for others to make a diff and understand all the  
changes. I thought you wanted to use the branch for the  
folder_contents work only ;-)

> The idea is not to do
> a redesign but to implement the existing one using CSS now that pretty
> much all of the browsers in use have at least adequate support.
> Customers will hopefully still want to have a different design but it
> should be easier to do.

CMFDefault represents a simple sample application for the CMF. It  
doesn't have to be pretty by itself, but any changes should have these  

  - make it easier for people to customize the look-and-feel using CSS  
only, or...

  - make it easier to take the current main_template as a guideline  
for a new main_template by making it as simple and understandable as  

> I'm using an "em" based elastic approach where the layout will "grow"
> with the chosen text size. I know that most browsers have now caught
> up with Opera and offer proper zooming but there are still lots of IE6
> installs out there. I'm working on a baseline of 1024 x 768. Does
> anyone have objections to this?

I'd be opposed to any template that uses fixed widths and which does  
not degrade gracefully with less or more width.


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