jay at veggiespam.com
Sat Dec 6 19:45:23 UTC 2003
i'm happy that bugzilla is adding CSS support. it'll make
customization to corporate colours much easier. heck, you can even
client side change the style sheet on the fly, so we can have a "print
me" button at the top which load a plain, small font, tree wasting css
CSS will also allow for future fun, like hidden HTML (which will be
non-hidden on NS4 and lynx automatically). we can hide all of the
advanced options on the search page and the user clicks on "advanced"
and they magically appear. all slick, easily implemented, enterprise
desired beautiful functions.
I suggest a quick glance at
http://www.alistapart.com/articles/slashdot/ . This was somebody's
attempt at removing all of the customized hacky HTML 3.2 code from a
slashcode page and replacing it with a fully CSS aware page which looks
exactly the same. The author remove most of the tables - even using
<li> instead in places that i would have never thought, like the header
of images. He also gives a walk though of how he did it all of it,
with the interim web pages. It'd be an excellent skim if you're leery
of changing the bugzilla pages and might help us avoid pitfalls that he
there is also a nice side effect to using CSS - lower bandwidth. in
the slashdot example, it was 9k per page request. i don't know what
b.m.o's costs are per month, but that might help push for a CSS change.
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