Version 53 (modified by Fran Boon, 14 years ago) ( diff )


BluePrint for CSS

We have moved to a full page design to allow maximal screen real estate to be available for list views & data entry. Ours is based on:

The logo font is Brush Script.

Q: Should we migrate to BlueTrip?
A: Probably not as their value isn't proven.

The CSS could still do with some cleaning up to remove unused styles.

CSS can be previewed in different browsers, however no interaction is possible:

Original Sahana CSS documented here: DeveloperGuidelinesCSS

Maximal usability ideas:

Theme Manager

  • The selection & application of a theme should be moved to the same (or related) area as the Theme Editor, rather than hiding it within the main Settings area.
  • 'Apply Theme' should be an explicit option.

The current 3 menu system should be migrated to a single menu to take upo less screen real estate & provide a consistent UI experience.

Ideally this would be loaded once & then cached (e.g. have the system generate a static menu.js which can then be loaded/cached)

We should always know where in the system we are.

Icons in Menus?

ExtJS menus are flexible & can allow DRY creation of navigation elements (buttons/menus):

Alternative layouts

We should include alternate layouts which different views can inherit from (common areas included into these to be DRY):

Q: How to {{include}} content into multiple areas? (How is it done with the JPolite app?)

Can use LOAD to import a component into an area of a webpage. Updates to this component happen independently to the rest of the page:

Right-to-Left theme

We already have a simple:

body {
    direction: rtl;

This is currently set using the Theme.

We could look at setting this based on a lookup of the current locale.

Print View

Provide a view which allows for better Printing

  • CSS sufficient? (media=print)

Browsers don't print pages in identical ways...if this is key, need to use PDF.

Like for format=ocr.

Mobile View

Provide a cut-down version for use on low-screensize, low-bandwidth devices, such as Mobiles

Mobile Emulators:

Could consider using the RESTlike CRUD controller's ?format=plain

Current Issues

  • Main page content displays well as text reflows
    • except for Haiti era redesign
  • Top-menu works fine, but fixed-width means a lot of scrolling
    • GIS Catalogue Toolbar doesn't work (gets cut-off)
  • dataTables work but need some scrolling (not sure this is possible to work around & seems OK)


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