Well I'm done just lurking and have finally begun working with radiant. Like it. On this project, we've had to modify the edit_page.rhtml to add some fields. I ran into issues when trying to stylize these elements First of all, the CSS problems don't seem to be limited to IE (I'm testing with 6 right now). I also get some odd results using Firefox and Opera. I'm seeing two distinct issues: 1.) The .fieldset tables (within the div.extended_metadata) is set to choose some odd widths for the columns with input textboxes. Right now the textbox width is derived from a weird combination of the 100% style and the maxlength property. Actually, this looks fine on the default edit_page using Firefox but add a text box with a greater maxlength (currently the largest is 160 characters) and watch what happens. And even Firefox shows this odd behavior on the default edit_layout page (click "more" for content-type). Opera shows all these oddly but IE 6 really goes bonkers with this one - sending the textboxes off the edge of the screen. Though, in this case I don't fully blame IE - the applied styles here are a bit, well, interesting. 2.) I'm not even sure what to call this issue (reminds me of the good 'ol IE peekaboo bug). When you load the edit_page page, the title label (the one that says "Page Title") is not shown. Try to select the text or maybe scroll just the right way, and it suddenly appears. The 2nd problem is all IE but is also easy to fix (one added line). The first one is a bigger change (actually it looks like the main.css could use some spring cleaning). So, I'd be happy to contribute here but I don't want to duplicate work that is maybe already being done. I also don't want to spend a lot of time only to learn that something like the facets branch is going to obliterate my work. Let me know how/if you want some help here. -Chris P.
on 2007-04-14 08:58
on 2007-04-14 11:47
Chris P. wrote: > So, I'd be happy to contribute here but I don't want to duplicate work > that is maybe already being done. I also don't want to spend a lot of > time only to learn that something like the facets branch is going to > obliterate my work. > > Let me know how/if you want some help here. A separate patch for each of these issues would be very helpful. I'm not personally very concerned about Opera, but I would love to improve the IE 6 & 7 support. -- John L. http://wiseheartdesign.com
on 2007-04-14 21:02
Happy to. Is there anyone intimately familiar with main.css? There are a few elements that look to be remnants from earlier stylings (like they once applied to this issue but now don't do anything). I'd like to clean those up too but I'd hate to learn that some "secret" page somewhere needs them. Anyway, it would help if someone was available to ask questions like "what's the story behind this?" Unlike ruby, CSS is ghastly to read and decipher.
on 2007-04-17 06:58
Chris P. wrote: > Is there anyone intimately familiar with main.css? There are a few > elements that look to be remnants from earlier stylings (like they once > applied to this issue but now don't do anything). I'd like to clean > those up too but I'd hate to learn that some "secret" page somewhere > needs them. You are welcome to contact me directly with questions about the CSS. I just checked in some changes which should fix the two main bugs on IE 6 on the page edit screen. Can you verify? -- John L. http://wiseheartdesign.com