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From "Franklin, Matthew B." <mfrank...@mitre.org>
Subject RE: [DISCUSS] Customizing Bootstrap via LESS
Date Sun, 29 Apr 2012 23:00:59 GMT
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Chris Geer [mailto:chris@cxtsoftware.com]
>Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2012 6:10 PM
>To: dev@rave.apache.org
>Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] Customizing Bootstrap via LESS
>
>From a Rave perspective I think it's fine. I'm just trying to plan our
>gadgets and their use of bootstrap. To get a consistent look and feel
>between the container and our gadgets we want to use the same css files.
>Right now our gadgets reference the same bootstrap files that the container
>references. If those files are going away and there will just be rave.css

Internally, we build a common gadget css that each gadget includes.  This will compiled from
less files in a similar manner to rave; but, will be done external to the container.

>(which includes all the bootstrap definitions and doesn't just reference
>the bootstrap files) in the future I just need to plan accordingly. That's
>all. As you said, we can always customize if needed.
>
>Chris
>
>On Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 1:38 PM, Franklin, Matthew B.
><mfranklin@mitre.org>wrote:
>
>> >-----Original Message-----
>> >From: Chris Geer [mailto:chris@cxtsoftware.com]
>> >Sent: Friday, April 27, 2012 5:06 PM
>> >To: dev@rave.apache.org
>> >Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] Customizing Bootstrap via LESS
>> >
>> >Stan,
>> >
>> >I just reread your proposal. Are you planning on condensing the existing
>> >rave.css, bootstrap.css and bootstrap-responsive.css into a single
>> rave.css
>> >file?
>>
>> Sounds like there would just be a series of less files that get compiled
>> into rave.css; which I think will work for most people's needs.  If there
>> is a desire from someone using Rave to NOT use less or bootstrap, they are
>> still free to define their own stylesheet.
>>
>> WDYT?
>>
>> >
>> >Chris
>> >
>> >On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 1:31 PM, Drozdetski, Stan A.
>> ><drozdetski@mitre.org>wrote:
>> >
>> >> Dennis, we (MITRE) are also very keen on getting this done quickly.
>> We've
>> >> started experimenting already, and should start committing code next
>> >week.
>> >> Sounds like you're very much interested, so we might find ways to
>> combine
>> >> forces.
>> >>
>> >> Stan Drozdetski
>> >> MITRE
>> >>
>> >> -----Original Message-----
>> >> From: Dennis van der Laan [mailto:d.g.van.der.laan@rug.nl]
>> >> Sent: Friday, April 27, 2012 10:43 AM
>> >> To: dev@rave.apache.org
>> >> Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] Customizing Bootstrap via LESS
>> >>
>> >> On 26-4-2012 23:21, Drozdetski, Stan A. wrote:
>> >> > OK, we previously decided that we'll try to customize Bootstrap
>> >> "properly", and use LESS to recompile source Bootstrap files (along with
>> >> our customizations) to create CSS.
>> >> >
>> >> > Here's a draft proposal on the mechanics of doing that:
>> >>
>>
>>http://wiki.apache.org/rave/ArchitectureTopics/FrontendCustomization/Bo
>ot
>> >strapCustomization
>> >> >
>> >> > Will this meet your needs? Or, perhaps more importantly, will it meet
>> >> the needs of future Rave integrators?
>> >> >
>> >> > Stan Drozdetski
>> >> > MITRE
>> >> >
>> >> Hi Stan,
>> >>
>> >> I know I probably should not be asking this, but I really want to
>> >> know... Do you have any idea when this way of customization will be
>> >> available? We are at the point of integrating a new look (-and-feel)
>> >> into Rave for our University portal and I waited for the bootstrap-merge
>> >> to make sure we wouldn't get our hands dirty with the 'old' css and
>> >> html. Your proposal looks like less work (pardon the pun), but if it
>> >> will take a few weeks before this will be available, we will have to
>> >> start next week.
>> >>
>> >> TIA
>> >> Dennis
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Dennis van der Laan, MSc
>> >> Centre for Information Technology
>> >> University of Groningen
>> >>
>> >>
>>

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