[geeklog-devel] Non table layout (was Geeklog 1.9.0 or Geeklog 2.0.0?)

Rouslan Placella rouslan at placella.com
Mon Apr 16 13:43:19 EDT 2012

On 16/04/12 13:27, Yoshinori Tahara wrote:
>> Rouslan wrote:
>> This is done in newpro theme as well, although in a different way [0].
>> The stylesheets are still kept in separate files (easier to work with
>> for developers), but they are assembled on the server side and then
>> cached on the client side. This also allows a really easy way to
>> implement RTL display by using placeholders. See the implementation for
>> RTL here [1] and sample usage here [2].
> For this matter, I have a different opinion with you.
> Your solution is not common.
> I think that you cope with complicated techniques to complex situations.
> Indeed, separate the stylesheets properly, readability is increasing.
> However, the number of stylesheets of professional_css is too many.
> If you bring them all into one, the problem is easier.

I'm not sure what you are trying to say here, but I find dealing with
one really big stylesheet quite painful :)

> For display of RTL, there is an easier way.
> If you select a stylesheet depending on the value of a variable $
> LANG_DIRECTION in a theme's function.php, the matter is resolved.
> $cssfile = ($LANG_DIRECTION == 'rtl') ? '/style_rtl.css' : '/style.css';
> $_SCRIPTS->setCSSFile('theme', '/layout/' . $_CONF['theme'] . $cssfile);

But then you need to maintain two copies of almost the same stylesheet.
At some point in time they may, and probably will, diverge. So it's
extra work for developers and maintainers.


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