Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Simpler Style Creation

Hybrid View

Previous Post Previous Post   Next Post Next Post
  1. #1
    Senior Member franko's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Tasmania Australia
    Posts
    2,617

    Default Simpler Style Creation

    I started to raise this on one of the other threads in this group but felt it better to start a new topic. I would like to see a simpler process for creating a new style. At the moment the process is as follows:
    1. Open NoF. Choose new blank site. Name and save site.
    2. Navigate to Styles. See Glasgow - Teal and vomit or whatever it's called.
    3. Click Style>New SiteStyle. Name new sitestyle.
    4. Click Set sitestyle. Choose new site style, click ok.
    5. Click Remove unused sitestyles. Choose Glasgow - Teal and vomit. Click ok
    6. Finally we're in a position to start adding assets to our Style.

    What I'd like see is something like this.
    1. Open NoF, choose New blank site. Name and save site.
    2. Navigate to Styles. Do not see there a style chosen for me, especially one as naff as Glasgow Teal and vomit.
    3. Start adding assets to blank site style which, by default, is named the same as the site.

    Frankly, most of the supplied styles are extremely old fashioned and rather naff in this day of web 2.0 going on web 3.0. Make NoF faster and more efficient for professional web developers to use and give the amateurs and wannabes the option of installing canned styles from the NoF web site if they're not able to design and create a style of their own.

  2. #2
    Senior Member franko's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Tasmania Australia
    Posts
    2,617

    Default

    Oh...and let me change my text styles in the styles graphic tab and not have to go through the manage text styles dialog box. There are some really clunky interface issues relating to using NoF that could easily be sorted for the next release, without worrying about adding things like e-commerce, CMS, etc.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Adendum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    London (UK) & Granada (Spain)
    Posts
    926

    Default

    Franko,

    Firstly - I'm not stalking you, I promise...it's just a timing thing!

    I think we must be related Franko, cos yet again I have to agree 100%. Creating a new site style is unnecessarily complicated but there is a work around that I borrowed from one of the sage's here.

    I did all the work up front and created an absolutely clean style, black on white, very basic and no graphics. Saved all of that as a style, created a new site with that style and exported as a template. I now use that template to start any new project off with.
    Paul - Aditerum Ltd and AllSortsOfStuff Ltd
    NOF11 (in Admin mode!); Vista Premium 64bit; AMD Phenom IIx4 945 Processor 3.00Ghz; 8.0Gb RAM
    Wouldn't it be great if there was only a single browser to worry about!!!

  4. #4
    Senior Member franko's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Tasmania Australia
    Posts
    2,617

    Default

    Franko,

    Firstly - I'm not stalking you, I promise...it's just a timing thing!
    No, it's just that web both spend too much time in front of computers and need to get lives!

    Could be. I was born in Hornchurch Essex and grew up in North Kent. Mum from Walthamstowe; Dad from west country
    I saw this but I'm lazy and it's as much trouble as importing assets for a custom site anyway. I'd much rather have a reduced workflow in the next release.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Adendum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    London (UK) & Granada (Spain)
    Posts
    926

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by franko View Post
    No, it's just that web both spend too much time in front of computers and need to get lives!
    Agreed! But how could you - you live in a paradise. Noosa is awesome and you have the Whitsunday's on your doorstep. You'd have to drag me back to a computer if I had your scenery!

    Quote Originally Posted by franko View Post
    I saw this but I'm lazy and it's as much trouble as importing assets for a custom site anyway. I'd much rather have a reduced workflow in the next release.
    Must be the heat!
    Paul - Aditerum Ltd and AllSortsOfStuff Ltd
    NOF11 (in Admin mode!); Vista Premium 64bit; AMD Phenom IIx4 945 Processor 3.00Ghz; 8.0Gb RAM
    Wouldn't it be great if there was only a single browser to worry about!!!

  6. #6
    Senior Member gotFusion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    www.gotHosting.biz
    Posts
    4,526

    Default

    My mind must be getting a little soft lately but I remember NetO having a style or template builder software available not too long ago as part of a toolbox collection. I've dug around on my active array and can't seem to find it. I don't seem to find it on the NetO site either I will fire up the archive drive and take a look on there to see if I still have it some place.
    NetObjects Fusion Cloud Linux enabled Web Hosting, support + training starts at $14.95
    NetObjects Fusion web Hosting and support + ASP + PHP + ColdFusion + MySQL + MS SQL
    FREE NetObjects Fusion Support & training comes with all web hosting accounts
    NetObjects Fusion Web Hosting: http://www.gotHosting.biz

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •