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Slash in CSS/XHTML? -- Sure!

posted by Cliff on 09:44 AM March 4th, 2004   Printer-friendly   Email story
wiswaud notes: "Following this article in A List Apart, which rewrites (statically) a Slashdot homepage from HTML tables to CSS/XHTML, what are the chances we'll see this implemented in Slash? ALA calculates that this might bring savings of 10GB of bandwidth PER DAY, while making each reload a little faster for everyone. It would also make Slash-generated pages more accessible, as CSS makes it possible to show as little or as much formatting as a device supports. Furthermore, while I've never delved into the Slash, I would tend to think that, while it might be quite an endeavour to do the conversion, the code would actually end up being clearer and easier to follow, as the formatting would be separated from the content..." Well, wiswaud -- looks like some one agrees with you. For those interested in a new CSS-aware theme for Slash...read on.

Elixss - A CSS Theme for Slash

gugod announces: "After weeks of template editing, I've just finished my CSS Slash theme, called 'Elixss'. Take a look at these pages, located on the main development and testing site, and also this secondary site. I've also adapted a JS style switcher with lots of alternative styles, to show-off the ability of having a totally different layout. You may download my work from here (thanks to autrijus and elixus for providing the Perforce server). It's a Chinese-enabled Slash system, but you can only install the Elixss theme in it to your site. It is still a work in progress, as many other templates need to be tuned. Please send any suggestions you may have to me".
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  • You should get together with the Lottadot [lottadot.com] guys and work with them on the CSS version as well. It would make more sense to have a unified CSS version.
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    It's either on the beat or off the beat, it's that easy.
  • I personally made an edition on this. You may see here [elixus.org] If you took off the cssurl=.. parameters from url, you may see an "Core Styles" menu, each presents a different styles of Slash.
  • Maybe now that there are dollar $ign$ attached, CmdrTaco will actually get slashdot cleaned up! :D

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    Constitutionally Correct [cpne.org] ⇐
  • Slashdot *definitely* needs to follow web standards.

    It's just absurd for one of the most popular meeting point of open standards and new technology geeks to still be using messy HTML 3.2 ...
  • If you use mozilla you can see the different styles with the style switcher. Really cool stuff.
  • There is a standards-compliant slashcode clone here [sf.net]. I'm the coder of that project, which uses PHP, and I'm currently looking at porting the whole package to PHP 5, when it reaches full stability. We support most features in slash, with a few additional ones such as image uploading via database/ftp combo for security. Pictures enter the db for approval, and then can be linked in stories (parsed into them) or comments. Also supported are comments, users, stories, moderation, the zoo, and more. Using XHTML an