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  • stalemate resolution associate Reply #11, 7 years, 8 months ago
    Question: Is there a need for a MODX version of fontawesome for MODX? I think when I was reviewing screenshots, I'm pretty sure that a lot of people have used fa-money for cache, really for lack of a better option. Don't get me wrong, Font Awesome lives up to its name, but when looking at the UI side of things, I think a few custom icons a la fontawesome would be a good idea.

    Regards,
    Tom
    • Actually, Alan Pich and Jan Peca managed to get FA to replace virtually every icon in the Manager. If they haven't been replaced yet it's most likely just been overlooked. Even managed to write a custom renderer for the tree menu to use FA instead of pixel-based icons, so it looks great on retina displays, too.
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      • There's %pseudo-font and %pseudo-font-x-btn silent classes that are used in the default theme to replace retina icons like this:
        .x-btn em.x-btn-split {
          /*background: transparent url(../images/modx-theme/button/s-arrow.gif) no-repeat right center;*/
          display: block;
          padding-right: 14px;
          position:relative;
          &:before {
            @extend %pseudo-font;
            content:$caret-down;
            position:absolute;
            top:4px;
            right:0;
            color:inherit;
          }
        }
          jpdevries
        • Would it be possible to make a default Bootstrap Manager theme, where other theme style sheets could be dropped in to quickly change the manager appearance?

          There's tons of cool admin themes on sites like WrapBootstrap, that could easily change the style with adding one .CSS file.

          At the moment ExtJs generates all the markup, so would some kind of "bridge stylesheet" need to be made so the ExtJs buttons are mapped to the Bootstrap buttons?
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          • What is the idea behind this contest? I hope you are aware that solving issues for such a complicated GUI, I'm not talking colour and font, is a time consuming job. Do you guys keep somekind of log with issues users are facing?
              UI /UX designer + bit of Front-End Developer. Getting around with MODx Revolution
            • stalemate resolution associate Reply #16, 7 years, 8 months ago
              Quote from: jambek2003 at Feb 01, 2014, 11:50 PM
              What is the idea behind this contest? I hope you are aware that solving issues for such a complicated GUI, I'm not talking colour and font, is a time consuming job. Do you guys keep somekind of log with issues users are facing?

              Hi myradon,

              The contest isn't intended to solve issues, but rather to inspire the MODX community to come up with a default theme for the manager for 2.3.

              All issues are now tracked in github: https://github.com/modxcms/revolution

              Hope this helps,
              Tom
              • To me, the contest isn't about coming up with a default theme at all. We released a default theme in the first preview of 2.3 at MODXpo. It's about there being more Manager themes out in the wild, and the community being more familiar with how to control how their clients interact with MODX. The pain-points we hit in modifying the 2.x Manager are the things we to remember when we can make breaking changes.
                  jpdevries
                • Aha! So you guys mean it's esthetics. Now I'm getting it. So are we going to share the hurdles we had to overcome? Sounds like fun. [ed. note: jambek2003 last edited this post 7 years, 8 months ago.]
                    UI /UX designer + bit of Front-End Developer. Getting around with MODx Revolution
                  • I am pretty sure that's the whole point here. Everybody takes a stab at it, and shares what they did and how they did it.

                    Me, I'm barely at the point where just a few days ago I suddenly understood how SASS works - still not real sure about Compass and Grunt. I've got a few more steps to go before I can try anything fancy. Like getting git set up on my machine so that it talks to a fork on GitHub so I can make pull requests when and if I have something to offer.
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                    • stalemate resolution associate Reply #20, 7 years, 8 months ago
                      Hi Susan,

                      After Mark's presentation at MODXpo and the release of the migrated issues to GitHub, I said to myself I'd try to figure out the GitHub. I created an account there yesterday, and now it's just reading up on how it works. I'm going to read http://git-scm.com/book/en/Getting-Started and since I'm a Windows guy (don't ask: rough childhood), I thought it would make sense to find a tutorial on how it all works with Windows guy, which I found yesterday http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u12zHGRfiKU.

                      Hope this helps.

                      Regards,
                      Tom