Re: [jox-tech] CSS issues
- From: Mathieu ONeil <mathieu.oneil anu.edu.au>
- Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 16:50:54 +0100
[Converted from multipart/alternative]
Hi Stefan, all
----- Original Message -----
From: Stefan Merten <smerten oekonux.de>
Date: Monday, November 1, 2010 6:09 pm
6 days ago Mathieu ONeil wrote:
Regarding the navigation bar color I think the original
choice (light green) worked better: the new version is too
faint, makes it hard to see.
I guess by "navigation bar" you mean the "Site Map", "Accessibility",
No I meant the right-side column which says "navigation" on top...
It was dark green, indeed. I reverted this. This applies to *all*
links (i.e. text where you click on and end up somewhere else).
Because this change has such a high impact I didn't fiddle with the
colors in this stuff:
Concerning the toolbar it is also hard to read now. Also
the names of pages are sort of a bit too high in the
toolbar. If you look at this example:
you will see what I mean, their titles (Explore,
I changed this by changing vertical #portal-globalnav/a/padding
to 9 pixels. However, this is fiddling with single pixels and may
depend on factors such as the actually installed font. In other words:
It may look right to you but may break for someone else.
(they also don't look so thick - if ours are in bold, this
This could be because of our setup, when you click over
title there is a black square that appears but there is
a piece of
grey toolbar that remains underneath?
Gone with the padding change.
OK, looks better I think - thanks.
In any case white on light grey is hard to read; grey
should be a bit darker I think.
As I said I didn't change this. Please make a suggestion for the
background and the foreground color.
Currently the toolbar is light grey with letters in white (is this what you mean by background?) which is hard to read ; when you scroll over the white turns to black which makes the writing much clearer..
Either we can leave as is or try to make the unscrolled-over letters more visible, maybe by making the background a slightly darker grey?
This is not about the toolbar font, but about the single
titles above the line.
It is not too bold exactly, but this font does not match
rest of the layout - it needs to be more like arial or geneva
Well, this is a typical style element to have the headers in
font and the text in a sans-serif font - which is probably the
difference you see. In fact this is one of the few places
serif and sans-serif is considered good practice.
Therefore I didn't change this and suggest keeping it this way.
Well, to me it is quite dissonant to have a different
scheme like that; I suggest we wait until there is more
text underneath to see what it looks like?
Well, if you look at typical printed text like in a newspaper
see that "dissonance" often.
Well, it doesn't really matter to me. I killed it in all places where
it occured. (Obviously the designer had something in mind when
Also should be all in not-caps to match the journal title font.
Oops - that one I forgot. I'd need to change
`h1.documentFirstHeading/text-transform`. However, I'd
it the way it is. Please repeat this point if you really want this
Well, if is a different font then it doesnt matter so
much. Ideally for me those titles should match the journal
title so be in the helvetica / arial font family and all
in not caps. But like I said before lets wait for articles
until we decide, if that is OK with you.
Since it's no longer a different font I changed this, too.
Random other issues:
Right-side navigation toolbar
I tried to add categories to the research page but could not following your earlier instructions but did not succeed (or maybe this was just to tag submissions?). If there is a way for me to add categories in right-side columns I can go through the site and make sure everywhere has them, thanks for letting me know.
On the frontpage I removed the numbers next to the suggested conference questions - I thought they looked funny as they were so isolated prominent to the left of everything; but there is some layout trickery around no. 1: when you remove it all text disappears so I left it for now. Is there a way to fix this? Alternatively is there a way to have lists of numbers which are not in the margin relative to the rest of the para?
We have not discussed this at all yet; normally all research papers should be rated according to our categories (see http://cspp.oekonux.org/journal/peer-review)
We need to figure out a way to make this appear somehow?...