[Plone-UI] CSSManager, base_properties - simplification (plone3)

chris does plone chriswilshaw at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 12:33:32 UTC 2008


I will 2nd your approach, request and opinion. 6 colours sounds very
reasonable - the situation now with CSSManager and Base_Properties is that
one can choose as many different colour values as there are boxes.

I see this being most useful when there is a pallet of 6 colours and the
values they set are grouped. So Heading colour is also border color and
active link colour (however the designer defines &dtml in the stylesheets.

then Ms User is only choosing 6 colours and making sweeping changes - there
will be no similar shades of the same colour as can be (badly) obtained from
a colour picker and far fewer changes for them to make so they don't get
swamped by 20 input boxes every time they want to edit - a visual
representation of these colours together on the page would be great too so
they can see day-glo pink and green is going to hurt before they commit.


espenmn wrote:
> This has been my approach with SubSkins (actually I use 6 colors, the  
> plan was to have 5  "normal" colors, and one "descreet", typically a  
> grey.
> 3 or 4  colors is needed for the menues.
> Another color might be needed for the (whole) background.
> What I would love to have in my product is another version of  
> CSSManager that lets one edit the selections made in the colorschemes.
> (So if anyone can help with this, it would be great)

> chris does plone wrote:
>> How to drastically simplify their options? [to stop ugly designs,  
>> set all
>> values via 4 dtml values so the user has less to do/messup]
>> Can we control all the values via only 4 dtml values? Say by  
>> writing the
>> custom css so it only references 4 dtml values then adjust  
>> base_properties
>> and CSSManager to have them too? How?

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