[hobbit] Skinned Hobbit (eww) discussion

Robert Holden robertholden at gmail.com
Mon Aug 11 21:34:32 CEST 2008

I like the term "themes" more than skins.  I will use that from now on. :-)

I will try to get together 'diffs' list or something to show what changes I
have made.  My biggest weakness in these changes is with css.  I feel this
is the best way to maintain consistency on all pages.

I have tested my theme on different types of pages:
 - Main (ok)
 - Non-Green ("X events received in the past Y minutes" box has 'dark'
colors still)
 - Critial Systems (ok)
 - Sub-pages (ok)
 - Reports:
 --- Eventlog (ok)
 --- Availability (ok)
 --- Snapshot (ok)
 --- Config (ok, but page is hard to read [busy])
 --- Metrics (ok)
 --- Ghost clients (menu not working, not sure what is so different about
this report)
 - All Admin Menu functions (ok)
 - All Help menus (no header / menu / footer, bug in hobbit?)

The most complicated part of the changes I have done is the menu move.  Took
quite a bit of trial-and-error to get that part to work.


On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 11:18 AM, Galen Johnson <Galen.Johnson at sas.com>wrote:

>  There has been some discussion over the years but I don't think anything
> significant.  I've always liked the idea of a "brandable" hobbit.  We could
> then add a new "themes" section to The Shire. :-)
> It would be nice if you could just point to a theme folder or maybe just
> symlink www to a theme.  If you could write up a tutorial on what you did
> that could go up on The Shire…that'd be awesome.  It'd be really awesome if
> we could make it brandable to the sub-page level for those of us who monitor
> multiple customer's sites.
> =G=
> *From:* Robert Holden [mailto:robertholden at gmail.com]
> *Sent:* Monday, August 11, 2008 12:58 PM
> *To:* hobbit at hswn.dk
> *Subject:* [hobbit] Skinned Hobbit (eww) discussion
> With all the discussion about icons, I figured I would open another
> can-of-worms (so to speak).
> I don't know if this has been discussed before (I could not find anything
> in my searches).  As part of getting buyoff from managers we changed the
> look of hobbit to be a little less "dark".  We only make one change to the
> code (to make highlighting of the line work), all other changes were to the
> web/www files.
> Major Changes:
>  - Moved menu down to make room for 'company banner'
>  - changed colors (background/font/etc)
>  - Removed background (we were annoyed by the "blink" everytime the screen
> refreshed)
>  - Added status "line" between company banner & menu, also below the
> footer.
>  - Added highlight function: highlights line that mouse is over
>  - changed icons
>  - changed footer
> I wanted to see what others thought of our effort.  Also, I wanted to see
> if others think it would be worth the time to make hobbit 'skins' (never
> really cared for that term).
> I am willing to help in any effort.
> See attached. (sanitized version).
> Robert
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