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Because there is not much to do on a Sunday, we revamped slightly the administrative interface of Texpattern. Mainly, we optimized the stylesheet and reworked the tabs, as we as tired of looking at an all yellow interface. Long time ago, we already had changed most font-sizing (the default sizing of 10/11px being way to small for our old eyes). Everything is now using ems. The styling for most input buttons (
input[type="submit"]) has been deleted, as it sometimes fights with the styling of those buttons in our user stylesheet (see this article). Based on this thread on the Textpatern users fora, the tabbed navigation has been reworked into unordered lists, instead of that messy set of nested tables. New background images for the tabs have been created: better blending into the environment, relatively flexible to various font-sizes, a change of colour. It looks like this in Firefox/OS X. Click on the screenshot for a larger view.
The revised stylesheet and image files, and the modified Textpattern file are available for
download. This has been tested in Firefox (my default browser), and works equally well in Safari and Opera 7.5. Untested in IE6 Win (who use that browser, anyway ?), it should work, more or less; we migh have a look to improve it if needed. If blue is not your type of colour, the source Fireworks files can be requested, but you’ll have to ask it nicely.
It is not perfect yet, but as lots of things are hardcoded into the Textpattern files, they’re not that easily changed.
I’ve made a new version, tailored for Textpattern release 4.03. It is based on work by Mary and my previous package. Download: txp-facelift.tgz. See also the discussion thread in the Textpatteren forums.
The above package, update for Texpattern 4.04. Download txp-facelift-404.tgz.
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