[thesite] the stylesheet and the btnbt

aardvark roselli at earthlink.net
Sat Jul 21 18:22:39 CDT 2001

> From: "mccreath" <mccreath at ak.net>
> ***Stylesheets***
> There are a couple of styles that I'd like to add to the stylesheet
> for a.e.o. One is an alternating-row style for greenbar-style display
> of data, and there are a few styles that we'll need for the calendar.
> Should these be added a.e.o.'s version of isaac.css or should they be
> in a separate a.e.o.-only stylesheet?

added to isaac.css...

> I feel like the alternating-row style is something that could be used
> on other evolt sites, so would like to include that in
> a.e.o.-isaac.css, for eventual inclusion into uber-isaac.css, but the
> calendar styles (mostly for coloring the days of the week) would be
> pretty specific to a.e.o., so they could easily go in a separate sheet
> and never be rolled into uber-isaac.css.

just make sure you can call them without mucking up other styles, 
and add 'em to isaac.css...

i'd rather have one master CSS file, especially should we start to 
share things across sites, like styles and the like... it will also 
make it easier for the coders if all the sites have the same CSS, 
hopefully ensuring less confusion...

> ***the Blacktabnavbarthingie (btnbt)***
> I think we need to start using the pull-down in the
> blacktabnavbarthingie for a domain-specific menu, rather than having
> it point to the sections of w.e.o. I believe this is already in the
> plans for f.e.o., and I would like to do the same thing for a.e.o.
> This change could eventually propagate out to all the other *.e.o.
> sites as well.

ok, took me a minute, i see what you mean... so on feo, it might 
be 'vegetarian, desserts, ...' right?

> I think it makes much more sense from several standpoints to make this
> change. When we very first launched the new design, the only other two
> sites that used it were b.e.o. and l.e.o., and those are so integral
> to evolt and had little enough internal navigation that it made a
> certain amount of sense to leave the pull-down pointing to the w.e.o.
> sections. Now, though, that idea is going to become not only
> counterintuitive, but confusing and user-unfriendly. Since the links
> above the btnbt now point to all the different domains, the pull-down
> becomes the first big navigation tool that people will see, and we
> should take advantage of it.


going back to sulking...

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