[EP-tech] Re: table vs div
gwolf at gwolf.org
Fri Aug 17 16:05:08 BST 2012
Denis Pitzalis dijo [Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 09:26:54PM +0200]:
> I would like to start a discussion about EPrints theming.
> I am working on many different installation of EPrints (thanks EPrints
> team for all the support you give to me!) and for every installation the
> question from the final user is always the same: "it is nice, all those
> functionalities and so on, but can you now make it look better?".
> Obviously yes, but customizing EPrints in the web2.0 world require lot
> of effort because of the hard coded elements: many of them are tables
> and many of the tables does not have ids nor classes to identify them.
> I would propose for the futures version of EPrints to move to a more div
> oriented approach, identifying every item via a class and a unique id,
> in the way modern css works.
> This will improve the way the final user create custom themes
> (http://test.michael-culture.org/ a installation I'm working on, with a
> look and feel heavily customized, in alpha test).
Just a side-note: The recommendation to set distance from table-based
layout in favor of a div-based one is when tables are used for layout
— But when they are used for tabular content (i.e. where the
information makes sense to be presented in rows/columns, as is often
the case for EPrints), reinventing a table using divs does not make
Tables can also be comprehensively themed via CSS if they are
annotated with their IDs and classes.
But yes, just making this minimal note - I agree with you, and would
also welcome a layout less riddled with tables.
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