New UI Options test page

Colin Clark colinbdclark at
Thu May 5 19:37:17 UTC 2011

Hi Anastasia,

On 2011-05-05, at 2:41 PM, Cheetham, Anastasia wrote:

> The files are in the "standalone-demos" folder, called SomeKindOfNews.*

It's a really good start, and pretty hilarious. Funny text, funny visual design. :)

> I've tried to define a "theme" that encapsulates the custom styles (namespaced "skon-*") but I'm still working out how to create an FSS theme, so I'm sure I'll need to work on that some more. I understand this theme name would need to be passed to UIEnhancer (not implemented at the time of this email).

Learning how to make an FSS theme makes a lot of sense to me. I think a theme has to implement the FSS class name conventions, scoped to a unique theme container class name. If you want to see an example of a home-rolled theme, have a look at the Fluid Engage FSS theme.

I'm thinking it would be really awesome to have a tutorial about exactly this topic, too.

> Right now, I'm just pulling images in that exist already in the hierarchy (except for the background gradient). Not sure if that's ok.

I guess the only risk is that images might change or move around in the future, only to break your demo. Seems fine as a bootstrap, but you might want to have your own resources before too long. I can imagine James might have some hot design ideas for the long run, too.


Colin Clark
Technical Lead, Fluid Project

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