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7/10/2005 6:47:52 PM
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phpbb style

I'm still working on it... I'm not sure it's "legal" but I'm having fun
doing a phpBB Area51 style like.
http://www.skrypt.shacknet.nu/mojoportal/
7/11/2005 2:20:56 AM
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Looks pretty good!  I'll check it out again later and see your progress!

Joe
7/13/2005 7:56:34 AM
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As soon as I'm finished with my current project I'm goin to give you some help with this code. I just did a pool code in C# that could be ported to mojoportal.
I'm also going to finish my little design.

7/26/2005 7:41:20 AM
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I've done a lot yesterday on the phpbb design. It looks great.
I noticed that you guys have made a lot of CSS var.
Did you planned to include a CSS style sheet for every module cause it looks like it?
Theres seems to have a lot of thing that could be fixed and modified but the C# code in itself seems to be done greatly.
I needed to add some lines here and there but generally I could build the design layout without having to change a lot.
It seemed more difficult where you guys where using Panels and Datalist, they are harder to manipulate since they add automated TableRows and TableCell wich is harder to set a CSS style to those. I replaced em' with HtmlControlsTable.
Actually I used the phpbb3 Alpha style sheet and did'nt used your style sheet at all so now I'm going to redo it all with using the style sheet you guys have made.
7/26/2005 2:00:05 PM
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Hi Jasmin,

>I noticed that you guys have made a lot of CSS var.
>Did you planned to include a CSS style sheet for every module cause it looks like it?

I'm still open to suggestion on improving how the skinning works. In general there is a need to have 1 stylesheet per skin named the same as the skin except for with .css. This way when the user selects the skin the correct stylesheet is used.
I could see adding more classes in the stylesheet to support more customization of style within modules

>Theres seems to have a lot of thing that could be fixed and modified but the C# code in itself seems to be done greatly.
Thanks and I'm happy to listen or look at any suggested improvements

>I needed to add some lines here and there but generally I could build the design layout without having to change a lot.

If you are changing markup in the modules or pages you are potentially breaking compatibility with future versions and making a little challenge for yourself in keeping your customizations after an upgrade.  If the changes you are making result in more flexibility for any design then send them to me and I will integrate them into the source but if they are just specific to a single design I can't include them.

Once all the ASP.NET 2.0 stuff is working in mono we will have a better model for skinning at both the page and module level

>It seemed more difficult where you guys where using Panels and Datalist, they are harder to manipulate since they add automated TableRows and TableCell wich is harder to set a CSS style to those. I replaced em' with HtmlControlsTable.

You can set a lot of css properties on DataList and Panel is just like a div, changing from DataList to some other way is breaking compatibility with the project, I would have to see what you've done to know whether I would want to change the project to match your changes.  Feel free to do whatever you like for your needs of course just keep in mind the difficulty it will cause  if you want to upgrade later.

>Actually I used the phpbb3 Alpha style sheet and did'nt used your style sheet at all so now I'm going to redo it all with using the style sheet you guys have made

Yes all stylesheets must use the same css class names to make them interchangeable but we can certainly add more as long as we do it in a way that doesn't break other skins, ie we may have to go and add some more classes into existing stylesheets to match the new ones and keep the style the same.

I look forward to seeing your design,

Joe
7/26/2005 5:03:47 PM
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There is a problem with my production website try to go directly on my computer.
You can see what I do in real time there: www.skrypt.shacknet.nu
7/27/2005 5:12:14 PM
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Looks very nice! I like it!

Joe
7/29/2005 6:06:23 AM
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Hi joe, I whas thinking about something today.
I'm redoing all the logical structure of the CSS style sheet so that it be more flexible for each modules.
For example: The blog module description text is no longer using the class="normal" but instead I created a new Class just for it that I named "BlogText". I'm going to do it with each of the modules so that users can modify their look individually. I'm keeping the general Class for the Main content of MojoPortal like ModuleTitle.ascx page and the SiteTitle etc... I think if you want to increase the global flexibility of the portal design it should be done.
So this post is kind of like an offert of my services to be part of the Portal Design team ... (if you want)
I could also make sure that the older skins works by rebuilding em' with some extras

I'm going to wait for your answer. You can reach me by email at jsavard@skrypt-web.com

Thanx
7/29/2005 3:18:07 PM
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Hi Jasmin,

I sent you an e-mail earlier about the workflow for patches in svn, but let me also say welcome to the mojoPortal Design Team!
I hereby appoint you Team Leader! 

Feel free to email me if I can help you in any way in getting things moving.  I'm not good at making things pretty but I do have a pretty good knowledge of html and css.  I've been trying to learn more how to do things with css. I know a lot can be done using divs or spans and positioning instead of tables and currently we have mostly a table driven layout approach, so I am totally open to some major re-arrangement if needed to make things more flexible.

I know that mojoPortal can be made much prettier and I am grateful for the help from people who can make it happen.

Joe
8/3/2005 3:29:44 PM
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This baby is looking nicer everyday
8/3/2005 3:38:03 PM
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Hi Jasmin,

Whats the url? I'm getting an error at http://www.skrypt-web.com/

Looking forward to seeing your progress!

Joe
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