[Cubicweb] Bootstrap 2, Orbui 1 and CubicWeb 4

Nicolas Chauvat nicolas.chauvat at logilab.fr
Fri Apr 27 17:26:54 CEST 2012

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

> * 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 ?

Nicolas Chauvat

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