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Aardvark 1.2 Pro - Pre Release Information

 
 
Picture of Shaun Daubney
Re: Aardvark 1.2 Pro - Pre Release Information
 
Hi chris, I don't have or use lightbox so I'm afraid I'm at a loss on this one, wouldn't know where to begin. As for gradebook, on the standard theme does it keep the students names on screen when scrolling? I'll have to look at how it works, it works in theory in my head, but I've discovered my head doesn't always work the same way as a web browser.

I think the grade book is one of my beloved tables, so in theory if there was an attribute to fix the display of a column, that should do it. Hmm...
 
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Picture of Thomas Hanley
Re: Aardvark 1.2 Pro - Pre Release Information
 

Hi Shaun,

Thanks for all of your work on Aardvark.

With regard to Lightbox I think Chris was referring to the JQuery lightbox plugin.

http://leandrovieira.com/projects/jquery/lightbox/

jQuery lightBox plugin is simple, elegant, unobtrusive, no need extra markup and is used to overlay images on the current page through the power and flexibility of jQuery´s selector.

With regard to CSS the single best book I have read is

CSS: The Missing Manual by David McFarland

I am now half way through his book on JavaScript

JavaScript: The Missing Manual by David McFarland

Incidentally the JavaScript book starts with IE & Mozilla JavaScript but then focusses on the use of JQuery. It covers the lightBox plugin pretty comprehensively.

Both books are in my opinion exceptional in their clarity of explanation. As far as CSS / XHTML goes I have read about 10 books (incl O'Reilly ones) over the years and David McFarland's is the best!

~thomas

PS I don't have shares in the Missing Manual series, JQuery or in David McFarland ; )

PPS My next JQuery step will be:

Learning JQuery 1.3 (Paperback)

by Karl Swedberg (Author), Jonathan Chaffer (Author)

 
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Picture of Gerrard Shaw
Re: Aardvark 1.2 Pro - Pre Release Information
 

Hi Shaun,

Ended up on here via Google looking for an IE6-compatible menu fix... looks like you're on it already :D

1.2 is looking good from the screenshot, was just wondering if there will be support for a wider top banner image as I've put into the 0.4 theme here...

http://moodle.myvle.org/redbridge2

I was changing various bits of the header and CSS to get that image on there, is it being designed in the same way as before with the small square or can we put a background image the length of the header with transparency?

The JQuery hasn't been an issue for me since the 0.3 aardvark as it was removed in 0.4? Lightbox is working fine for me at the moment...

Only issues for me have been...

- menu goes haywire in IE6 (nasty browser!)
- I seem to be getting scrollbars on 800x600 but I think that's something I've done as your newbury site seems to display OK
- need full width banner image at the top rather than the small rectangle on there at the moment. Edit: just looked in the CSS on the 1.1 Pro theme and this might already be there but knocks the login form to the right?
- Would be nice to have the menu dropdowns with 3D effect like I've somehow managed to put on our site (again playing with the CSS and using background images on each menu item). This might already be there on the new menu though?

I've also got a pix folder with the best free icons I've been able to find so far that covers practically every mod I've come across, let me know if you want the ZIP to incorporate into the package...

Looking forward to the new release!

 
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Picture of Shaun Daubney
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Hi Gerrard,

I think I've solved the IE6 problem, can't guarentee it but fingers crossed. The banner width thing is fixed/being fixed. I think it's to do with Z-index.

Would it be possible to send me a zipped copy of your version of the theme to s-daubney@newbury-college.ac.uk

so I can have a little fiddle and see if there's anything which can helkp me.

Thanks

 
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Picture of Shaun Daubney
Re: Aardvark 1.2 Pro - Pre Release Information
 
Fixed the top totally now. Wasn't the z-index, was just the placement of my DIV tags in header.html, silly me.

Depending on how much I do tonight, there may be an updated screenshot.

 
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Picture of Shaun Daubney
Re: Aardvark 1.2 Pro - Pre Release Information
 
Thanks for the book recommendations, the one I have is Eric Meyer - it's good but a little out of date now (2004), still it was good for addressing the IE6 issues, I just need to test it but I'm on a Mac.. no IE.

The JQuery issue has gone, no longer using JQuery for this theme so lightbox (which I looked up earlier and think is great) should work.
 
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Me!
Re: Aardvark 1.2 Pro - Pre Release Information
 
Shaun, if you need any help at all testing this on IE6/PC, let me know if I can help, very keen to get the IE issues fixed, have been routing through the code, and came to the conclusion that IE6 needs some extra javascript for the menus to work. I tried adding it into your theme, but made a right royal mess of it.

I noticed also that this page (moodle.org) has similar menu system that works fine in IE6, but can't find this theme anywhere, maybe somebody at moodle.org could help?
 
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Picture of Gerrard Shaw
Re: Aardvark 1.2 Pro - Pre Release Information
 
Hi Shaun, how's it going with 1.2, did that IE6 fix work in the end?
 
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Picture of Shaun Daubney
Re: Aardvark 1.2 Pro - Pre Release Information
 
No, the IE6 stuff I'm giving up on. Sorry to all of those with IE6 but as I'm still learning all this stuff and my organisation doesn't even have IE6, it's now way down the bottom of the list which means I'll never get around to it, unless there's a christmas miracle. Sorry.
 
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