Yes, I agree it would be better. Changing this would break the current themes and the Chameleon addon.muttly wrote:* Is there a compelling reason to have the style sheet embedded within the cgi rather than referencing a freestanding external file? I think it would be easier for everyone to maintain and modify their style sheets if it were formated and commented.
This is one of the problems with fooling around with the layout, some stuff are originating from addons. We might end up with a quite funny looking installation if changing the core but not some of the addons to reflect this as well. Then we have the backwards compatibility issue for addons...muttly wrote:* There are a couple places where I can't tell where an autogenerated table is originating from. (I think this was in your the XMS addon)
I agree, but once again, if we change this, the addons that adds a link at the bottom navigation needs to be updated as well.muttly wrote:* the autogenerated page bottom navigation is currently output in a format that appends a pipe after each link. The links are compiled from a couple of different sources. I think this would be better if it were redone as an inline list, then assorted CSS styles like those listed here could be easily applied
I like your suggested order, just hasn't thought about it. This one is easy to accomplish, I can change it right away...muttly wrote:* It seems to me that the Main index should be displayed like this rather than it's current line up. I don't know if there are structural reasons for the current line up or if anyone besides me even sees this sort of thing as important enough to bother with.
Do you really see this as a big issue? I think it could be achieved, needs more investigation though. Maybe with a Yes/No option if this should be enabled or not?muttly wrote:* I'm wondering if it is structurally possible for the Modify News table to be swapped out with an addon. Then we could offer a scrollable alternative something like these
Yes, but this request should go in the addon forum then, not the core forum?muttly wrote:* I'm wondering if there is any value in adding these Textarea Tools as an option in the CutomFields addon (especially in light of the new GEA addon)
Yes, please use the weekend and work things over one more time and then send the adjusted files to me and I can take a look what might work and what might not. As I said above, if we do to much changes addons *will* brake. I would like to thank you for your work so far though...muttly wrote:Since you have mentioned being quite busy I haven't directly solicited any help in stomping my self-generated bugs. Assuming that my work will be judged worthy of inclusion and folded into the next iteration, do you (the core coders) want to splice in my formatting changes or should I send you my adjusted files after the new issues are resolved?
Hopefully over the weekend I will get my current version and notes organized and send out a more complete list my recent thoughts.
BTW, could you post some screenshots of your current work? Or is it OK if I do it? There are some issues I would like to discuss...