multiple instances of a single module type on a page without having them step on each other's feet

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11/4/2011 8:24:11 PM
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multiple instances of a single module type on a page without having them step on each other's feet

Hey guys,

As you know I am terrible at the visual position of elements on a page.  If I were making a page, say for a list of say, projects (which I plan to be doing in the future), and download links, considering there are only six possible pains for which content can live, what about using the same pain for multiple portions of the page.  Will the modules end up stepping on each other?  In other words running into each other and making a visual mess?  Thanks. 

11/7/2011 10:50:54 AM
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Re: multiple instances of a single module type on a page without having them step on each other's feet

you can put multiple items in the same content pane, they will flow down the page one after the other, they should not step on each other.

11/7/2011 3:17:21 PM
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Re: multiple instances of a single module type on a page without having them step on each other's feet

Great.  That's fantastic because I'll let my mentors know and we'll have a better chance of migrating the www.gordon.edu site over fromCFM to mojo Portal.  The more I can flont mojo portal, the better in this case I think.  But I forgot one thing.  How do you specify to the editor that you want to use pure HTML markup instead of text?  For instance, when putting another link to another part of the site on a page for example?  Gordon does that all the time, but they prefer desktop editors like MS Expression Web (which I understand cannot use Mojo portal because of the multisite configuration), or Dreamweaver.  How do you recommend getting around that for the HTML purists around here?

11/7/2011 3:33:27 PM
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Re: multiple instances of a single module type on a page without having them step on each other's feet

When you're a trusted user, the content editors have a toolbar button that switches between text and HTML mode. The HTML mode is not WYSIWYG, but it will allow you to enter and edit HTML tags directly, or cut and paste into it from a more full featured HTML editor. Keep in mind that the editors will still post process that directly entered HTML at save time, and may strip out some things. As an example, I know they don't allow empty anchor tags.

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11/7/2011 3:42:52 PM
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Re: multiple instances of a single module type on a page without having them step on each other's feet

That works fine though, and I'm sure that since nothing is at all the same around here, especially in the IT department where I volunteer, I'm sure i'll be able to get people to see the goodness of this wonderful change anyway.  I mean, I don't use pure html markup unless I have to, but I think that it will make a difference around here.  Big time. 

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