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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 06 2005, @04:06PM (#6279)
    Of course with "a good browser", you can select the stylesheet to use when alternative stylesheets are available. In IE you can't.
    But even "good browsers" like Firefox, Mozilla and Opera don't handle this correctly. When you click on a link that fetches the next page from the same site, the style sheet selection is undone and you again need to pull out the same 3-level menu selection to switch style to the one you want.

    Only Konqueror handles this "correctly", by remembering the style you selected for tht site.
    However, solutions using a cookie are available, like the one describled in this article on A list Apart: []

    When using this method, some clickable widget on the page can be used to select style, while the menu item still works.
    Slashdot should incorporate something like this, or the stylesheet selection will be useless to 99% of its users.
    • The real question is how we're going to write a module to solicit style sheet contributions from our users and let everyone try them out and vote on which ones they like best.

      Patches welcome.

      Bonus points if your code automatically ships free ThinkGeek T-shirts to the most popular.

      • Actually, I have some ideas on that.

        A few years ago when I did the slashcss theme, I had planned on doing some sort of slashzen-garden type thing.

        Hit me up on IRC later today about it.
        lottadot []
      • by Anonymous Coward
        <I>question is how we're going to write a module to solicit style sheet contributions from our users and let everyone try them out and vote...</I>

        People can try them with user CSS.
        In Opera Shift + G, or Ctrl + G.
        In FF With Web Developer extention or Edit CSS.

        Hard to post CSS because /code adds spaces.

        /* */
        body{font-family:arial narrow}
        h1,h2,h3,h4,h5,h6{color:white;background: #006666;margin:0%;font-family:arial}
        h1 a,h2 a,h3 a,h4 a,h5 a,h6 a{color: #CCCCCC;}
        ul,ol{border:thin solid gr
        • by Anonymous Coward
          Also have to add your stylesheet...
          Press: Alt + P, Advanced, Content, Style options...
          Then Shift + G to activate.

          Here's another small one:

          font-family:verdana,sans-serif;} /* optional */
          h1,h2,h3,h4,h5,h6,a[name] b{display:block;background:#696;color:#eff;margin: 0;padding-left:3px;}
          td td{background:#cdc;}
          b{font-family:tahoma,sans-serif;} /* font optional */
      • /* linlines | some | slashboxes */

        .block * {display : inline; margin : 0; padding : 0; color:#603; background :#AAA; font:10px verdana;} .block li + li:before {content:" | "} .storylinks { background : #aba;} .storylinks * {display : inline; margin:0; padding:0;} .storylinks li + li:before {content:" | "} .storylinks:after {content:"[Make Bug Report: Storylinks should not be LI]"; font:9px verdana,sans-serif;} .btmnav * {display:inline; margin:0; padding:0; color:#603; background:#AAA; font:10px verdana;}