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CSSManager (0.9.1)

by Ihor Berehulyak last modified 2009-02-20
Released on 2008-04-06 by WebLion Group, Rob Porter for Plone 2.5, Plone 3.0, Plone 3.1 under GPL - GNU General Public License available for All platforms.
Software development stage: stable
This product gives a simple, through-the-web interface to let users change the colors, borders, site logo and other visual characteristics of their Plone site. It assumes no knowledge of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) or the ZMI (Zope Management Interface).

In the past, changing the look of a Plone site has been a challenging task for newbies, particularly ones with little or no knowledge of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets).

The CSSManager product gives you a simple point and click interface that lets you change things like:

  • Colors: of text and borders
  • Borders: styles and widths
  • Fonts: styles and sizes
  • The site logo

Essentially, this product enables you to customize the DTML properties that your theme's style sheets reference (for example, the properties specified in the base_properties file).

It completely removes the need to go into the ZMI (Zope Management Interface)

Instead, customizations are made from within the Plone control panel (accessible via the "site setup" link on a typical Plone site).

Some features that even experienced site customizers might find useful:

  • Buttons give you the ability to enable and disable CSS Debug Mode on the fly
  • CSSManager senses what base_properties your site is using and puts a copy of that file in your site's portal_skins/custom folder, ready to be customized
  • A color-picker lets you experiment with different colors for things like text and borders.
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