RT HTML and CSS

Are there any plans by BestPractical to update the HTML templates?

I would like to see valid HTML, and HTML styling moved completely to
CSS, and more general CSS class names.

Ideally I would like to see all fields given IDs, as Todd mentions
below.

There’s no chance, I guess, but I would also very much like to see all
unneccessary tables (those which do do not tabulate data but exist only
for reasons of page layout) replaced.

All though it’s not really ever my job, I do install RT everywhere I
contract, and have done so for some years now (despite my occasional
silly posts to this list). Every time I sweat over customising the HTML.
This is the only thing I do not like about RT, and it’s the only item
every one of my clients dislikes.

I realise there is a tempaltes/scheme/skin area on the FTP server, but
it is empty. I suppose I could offer to fill it, but I think it may be a
a job larger than I can justify with my 9-to-5.

Lee Goddard
Internet Application Analysis/Development
European Aviation Safety Agency

Are there any plans by BestPractical to update the HTML templates?

Have you looked at RT 3.5.x? I’d love to hear your comments on the
cssification we’ve done there.

Thanks,

Jesse

Are there any plans by BestPractical to update the HTML templates?

Have you looked at RT 3.5.x? I’d love to hear your comments
on the cssification we’ve done there.
Thanks,
Jesse

Sounds good! I’ll take a look right now! Thank you!

Lee

Are there any plans by BestPractical to update the HTML templates?

Have you looked at RT 3.5.x? I’d love to hear your comments
on the cssification we’ve done there.

Ah, so that’s what I saw at CPAN. Very nice indeed! The graphic design
is a matter of taste, but the XHTML tagging: excellent stuff! That is
going to make my life much easier, which means I’ll never get to play
with Scarab :slight_smile:

Niggles you probably know about: some of the columns overlap on the
latest IE on Windows ‘Professional’; the ‘nav’/‘system-menu’ doesn’t
span the screen but does look as if it ought to.

Question: some of the mark-up is a bit strange. For example (only
example I have so far):

  • Home
  • ...

    Wouldn’t that be better as:

    • Home
    • ...

      Is there a reason for the seeminly redundant div and span elements?

      Many thanks
      lee

Goddard Lee wrote:

Ah, so that’s what I saw at CPAN. Very nice indeed! The graphic design
is a matter of taste, but the XHTML tagging: excellent stuff! That is
going to make my life much easier, which means I’ll never get to play
with Scarab :slight_smile:

I don’t think it’s quite proper XHTML yet, but it’s much closer.

Niggles you probably know about: some of the columns overlap on the
latest IE on Windows ‘Professional’; the ‘nav’/‘system-menu’ doesn’t
span the screen but does look as if it ought to.

Which columns are you talking about? A screenshot would be dandy. :slight_smile:

Question: some of the mark-up is a bit strange. For example (only
example I have so far):

  • Home
  • ...

    Wouldn’t that be better as:

    • Home
    • ...

      Is there a reason for the seeminly redundant div and span elements?

      Yes, the extra divs are there for doing the rounded corners (which I’ve
      done manually instead of using Javascript to add the extra elements).
      The span is there to style the bullet independently of the list item.

      Cheers,
      Tom

Yes, the extra divs are there for doing the rounded corners (which I’ve
done manually instead of using Javascript to add the extra elements).
The span is there to style the bullet independently of the list item.

Would it be worth switching to RICO?

Jesse Vincent wrote:

Yes, the extra divs are there for doing the rounded corners (which I’ve
done manually instead of using Javascript to add the extra elements).
The span is there to style the bullet independently of the list item.

Would it be worth switching to RICO?

Not sure, but probably not. In my experience, Rico sometimes
inadvertently screws up the styling of elements when it adds its
supporting elements. Best just to leave a working thing work (the menus
were finicky to get right in the first place). :slight_smile:

Tom

Which columns are you talking about? A screenshot would be dandy. :slight_smile:

Didn’t post one originally because I thought it would be prohibited. It
was, and is being held by the list moderator…