Re: W3C CSS Home Redesign RFC

On Nov 15, 2007, at 1:45 AM, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:

> Actually, the W3C CSS pages would be a good place for information  
> on using
> user style sheets as well. Instead of offering a fancy collection of
> alternate page style sheets, which cannot be selected by most  
> people (since
> they use IE and don't have an add-on for extended style sheet  
> support) and
> cannot be selected except on a per-page basis (i.e., the choice  
> does not
> stay in effect when moving to a new page), they could have some  
> directly
> downloadable demo style sheets, with instructions on how to use  
> them as user
> style sheets on popular browsers.

What I had in mind was a JavaScript control for selecting between the  
alternate style sheets. Those with JS turned off would either use  
their browser controls to switch, or would just see the default.  
There is a good article on ALA for how to use such a scheme site-wide  
via a cookie that records your preference. I was also thinking that  
there could be a class name on the BODY tag to identify pages from  
this site, so that people could try out their own style sheets for  
the site in a manner similar to what you propose, even if they were  
not built in or selectable by the site.

Received on Thursday, 15 November 2007 15:17:25 UTC