[Cubicweb] Bootstrap 2, Orbui 1 and CubicWeb 4

Celso FLORES celso.flores at crealibre.com
Fri Apr 27 17:55:48 CEST 2012


Hi List,

In fact, Orbui is our attempt to bring CW to

   - HTML5
   - Responsive Framework ( Bootstrap - we tried another frameworks)
   - and some code we developed to make CW more friendly.


We really wanted to start this exchanges with the community as CW would
certainly move one day to HTML5 and responsive design.

We also thought it as CW4 because of the main changes in the HTML
structures and probably some other modifications at the core of CW.

I understand the issue about migrating and maintaining your current and
historical Apps.

Certainly we will continue developing Orbui, as it will help us cover our
development and design needs.

We hope one day most of this code will made it to CW, making the
maintenance of Orbui easier and probably bringing more people to the CW
Community.

Concerning the views integration on CW, you guys (Logilab) know certainly
better.

Thanks,




2012/4/27 Nicolas Chauvat <nicolas.chauvat at logilab.fr>

> On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 04:53:17PM +0200, Aurélien Campéas wrote:
> > * by default fonts are much bigger than now and the ratio between
> > h1/normal text way bigger than needs to be
> > * low contrast text colors (grey on grey is not great)
> > * the main template seems to center the page
> > * I suspect there is also a kind of max width there
>
> That's the default style. It can be changed, refer to
> http://twitter.github.com/bootstrap/less.html
>
> > * right boxes exhibit weird width change depending on dynamic
> > content change (e.g see the "tagged by" box)
> > * the actions menus are no better organized than before (worse imo)
> > * I see global window scrollbars appearing/disappearing while the
> > mouse hovers over the tiny reledit icon
> > * the reledit iframe appears as a small dot (I had this artifact
> > with jquery.mobile ui also)
>
> That's how it works now, but crealibre/zemantica said that a large
> part of orbui is exploring how to switch CW to Bootstrap. They did not
> say that Orbui is ready for production or is frozen. Quite the opposite.
>
> > These are details and I see great value in a big cleanup of
> > cubicweb's current look and underlying css structure.
> >
> > Esp. as it will make it easier for css specialists to provide patchs,
> etc.
> >
> > I'd like to start a cw patch integrating cw_minimal_css ...
> > I for sure can't make a statement such as "bootstrap will be in cw
> > 4" ... in part because there is no such a thing as cw 4 in sight
> > righ now :)
> >
> > The ideal would be an incremental path.
>
> What do you think about extracting cubicweb.web.views.* into a cube
> and make it replaceable by orbui ?
>
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