keepfeed
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Postby keepfeed » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:06 am

:P Other Awasu on a PC users may like to try the template I was able to derive by cloning from the Eclipse template. I am using Awasu Free 3.0. Before I explain how, let me describe what you get. It is very neat, very plain and ever so easy to read - all three being my objectives. It could not be clearer

The channel name and item text in the narrative is black on near white, using that to avoid glare. The item name is blue-black is a light grey box but I have enlarged the text to make it easier to scan by eye without the more detailed narrative proving to be a distraction unless you want to read it.

I do not know the language used but am sufficiently computer literate to have managed anyway:

1) In Windows Explorer, go to C:\Program Files\Awasu\Resources\Channel Summary Templates\ and copy Eclipse.template and Eclipse.css. Rename the copies ExEclipse.template and ExEclipse.css respectively.

2) Open ExEclipse.template in notepad. (If necessary open Notepad and drag the filename into it.) Near the top you will see the following, but in it change the two occurrences of Eclipse to ExEclipse in the below:

<head>
{%INCLUDE% includes/StandardHead.include}
<style>
{%INCLUDE% ExEclipse.css}
{%INCLUDE% ExEclipse.user.css isOptional}
</style>
{%INCLUDE% includes/StandardHead2.include}
</head>

3) Now save the file.

4) Open ExEclipse.css in notepad. If you write click on the filename, you can use Edit to do so.

I have deleted one line that embeds a graphic in the browser pane and edited the colours and one font size. The easiest was to change to this, is to give all the text here, so select all the original text, delete it and paste in the following down to but not including "5)":

/* --- PAGE ---------------------------------------------------------- */

{%INCLUDE% includes/common.css}

{%UNDEFINE% watermark-image-url} /* disable the normal watermark image */

/* - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - */

body
{

background-position: 0 0 ;
background-attachment: fixed ;
background-repeat: no-repeat ;
background-color: #f0f0f0 ;
}

/* - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - */

.content
{
padding-top: 20px ;
padding-bottom: 20px ;
padding-left: 50px ;
padding-right: 20px ;
font-family: Georgia , "Times New Roman" , Times , serif ;
color: #55557e ;
}

/* - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - */

blockquote
{
border-left: 2px dashed #ccc ;
}

/* - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - */

a
{
color: #ccc ;
}

a:hover
{
color: #55557e ;
}

/* --- BANNER -------------------------------------------------------- */

.banner
{
}

/* - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - */

.channelHeader
{
}

/* - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - */

.channelName
{
font-size: 200% ;
}

.channelName a
{
color: #55557e ;
text-decoration: none ;
}

.channelName a:hover
{
text-decoration: underline ;
}

/* - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - */

.channelDescription
{
font-size: 125% ;
font-style: italic ;
}

/* - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - */

.channelDetails
{
}

/* --- ITEM LIST ----------------------------------------------------- */

.itemList
{
margin-top: 1em ;
}

/* --- ITEMS --------------------------------------------------------- */

.item
{
margin-top: 1em ;
}

/* - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - */

.itemHeader
{
background: #cbcbcb ;
padding: 5px ;
border: 1px solid #555 ;
}

/* - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - */

.itemTitle
{
font-size: 135% ;
color: #000 ;
}

.itemTitle a
{
color: #000 ;
text-decoration: none ;
}

/* - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - */

.itemDescription
{
margin-top: 0.5em ;
margin-left: 1.5em ;
}

/* - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - */

.itemDetails
{
margin-top: 0.5em ;
font-size: 75% ;
font-style: italic ;
}

/* - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - */

.itemRelatedLinks
{
}

/* - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - */

.offlineContentUrl
{
position: absolute ;
right: 25px ;
}

/* - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - */

.sendTo div { background: #333 ; }
.sendTo div , .sendTo dl { border-color: #ccc ; }
.sendTo div a:hover { color: #eee ; background: #666 ; }

/* --- COMPACT PRESENTATION ------------------------------------------ */

{%!SHOW-ITEM-DESCRIPTION%}

.itemList
{
font-size: 80% ;
}

/* - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - */

.item
{
margin-top: 2px ;
}

/* - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - */

.itemHeader
{
padding: 2px ;
}

/* - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - */

{%ENDIF%}


5). The original of the above included the blank lines down to the one just above this. Save it.

6) Within Awasu, select TOOLS OPTION DISPLAY and within template click on the folder icon to open out the list. Just select ExEclipse, then click on OPEN and OK.

If you use any of the advanced features, some of the colours might not display as you might wish but for basic use, it could not be better IMHO. I hope you like it.

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kevotheclone
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Postby kevotheclone » Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:41 pm

This is a nice clean layout! I like it! ::-):

Thanks keepfeed!

The only problem I see is that the hyperlink text is a little low-contrast for my eyes, but that's easily tweakable.

If you get anymore ideas, don't hesitate to post them to the forum; or better yet, when they are finalized the Extensions section of the Awasu Wiki.

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Postby support » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:48 am

Yep, I like it too.

I've uploaded it to the wiki here. Feel free to add some text of your own, or let me know if you'd like to call it something else.

keepfeed
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Postby keepfeed » Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:07 am

Thanks for that. I was not able to edit in any comments, so perhaps one needs to have a separate registration for the Wiki? It would be nice to know how.

Not enamoured with the name as very bland. How about Partial Eclipse?

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Postby support » Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:59 am

keepfeed wrote:I was not able to edit in any comments, so perhaps one needs to have a separate registration for the Wiki?

Create an account - link in the top-right corner of the page.

keepfeed wrote:How about Partial Eclipse?

Done.


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