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style sheet. dammit why do users think programming = web design?

CRUD app.  Again.  Can someone please give me a link to a style sheet that makes forms and grids look nice and tight?

I so hate this part of web dev.  Thank you thank you thank you.

If you do this for me I promise to hang on your every word and pretend I like you.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
January 27th, 2006 12:40am
ASP.Net? :-)

In any event, try Verdana text, font-size:small, dark grey header with bold white forecolor, alternating white and Gainsboro background for rows with black forecolor.

That's my "make a datagrid look nice" cheat sheet.
Permalink Send private email Philo 
January 27th, 2006 1:03am
You'd think CSS would have some sort of facility for "alternating rows" by now.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
January 27th, 2006 7:56am
Errr there is.

Investigate tr.odd and tr.even
Permalink Send private email Simon Lucy 
January 27th, 2006 8:10am
BUT THAT'S FOR *TABLES*

**GASP**
Permalink Send private email muppet 
January 27th, 2006 8:10am
Well if you're displaying tabular data, the logical thing to display it in is, unsurprisingly, a table...
Permalink Send private email Mat Hall 
January 27th, 2006 8:16am
"A silly consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds" ;)
Permalink Send private email Philo 
January 27th, 2006 8:17am
I see everyone's facetious detector is still broken.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
January 27th, 2006 8:21am
Yeah, right.
Permalink Send private email Simon Lucy 
January 27th, 2006 8:26am
Calm the fuck down Lucy Labia, I was talking about Hall.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
January 27th, 2006 8:34am
Now that's one I wasn't called at school, I wonder why.

Oh yes.

Three year olds don't have the vocabulary.
Permalink Send private email Simon Lucy 
January 27th, 2006 8:56am
You dropped out of school at age 3?  That explains a great deal.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
January 27th, 2006 8:58am
After a while they stopped calling me names...
Permalink Send private email Simon Lucy 
January 27th, 2006 10:14am
Well I imagine it was hard to call you names while they were in school and you were blowing vagrants for fags.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
January 27th, 2006 10:16am
Yeah, but what about the forms? I inherited the code that's in VBScript--the guy wrote the alternating table colors in the script. I'll take it out and do it CSS so they can more easily choose colors.

Isn't there some kind of plain, efficient, but business-like CSS for a horizontal menu with submenu and add/update/delete submenus plus the forms and datagrids?
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
January 27th, 2006 10:22am
Sounds like your problem is that you need to learn CSS.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
January 27th, 2006 10:23am
Hmmmm interesting convulution of meanings that could have depending upon whether one used English or American vocabularies.

The only people that ever wanted to interfere with me as a boy were truck drivers and male nurses. 

Though come to think of it I was importuned by an almost vagabond bristly chinned old fellow when about 17 just before nets (cricket practice).  Perhaps he thought I was more susceptible as I'd just finished a joint on that same park bench.
Permalink Send private email Simon Lucy 
January 27th, 2006 10:25am
Sharkfish,

Spend about a day and a half wandering around http://www.alistapart.com/ and play around.

I also recommend 'Cascading Style Sheets' Hakon Wium Lie and Bert Bos.

Its the CSS equivalent to K&R's C Language.
Permalink Send private email Simon Lucy 
January 27th, 2006 10:29am
I know how to work with style sheets.

I just don't know how to make it look good.

Jiminy.  I'm a web developer.  That means I steal people's designs and tweak them. I don't make any on my own!!!!
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
January 27th, 2006 10:34am
Well if you want to make ridiculous trolls you can help yourself, then.  :-)
Permalink Send private email muppet 
January 27th, 2006 10:35am
I know a web designer. She gets really pissed if you call her a web developer. Now I know why. :)
Permalink Send private email Flasher T 
January 27th, 2006 10:36am
Dammit.  Foiled again.


I'll just find a site I like.  Geez.  I thought maybe there was a free style sheets site that wasn't BLOGGING related.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
January 27th, 2006 10:36am
There's plenty of tutorials on making CSS menus.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
January 27th, 2006 10:39am
Now who's trolling, fucker.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
January 27th, 2006 10:40am
Who's trolling?  There are TONS of tutorials on CSS menus.  Actually if you type "CSS menu" into Google you'll get scads right up top.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
January 27th, 2006 10:42am
There is so much that is ironical about this thread that it makes pretty iron filings patterns on my monitor.
Permalink Send private email Simon Lucy 
January 27th, 2006 10:45am
The difference between me being ironic and the irony of most of the random idiots on this board being ironic is that I'm well aware of the irony and I create it on purpose.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
January 27th, 2006 10:46am
I know how to make the menu. I don't know how to choose color schemes and make it look nice and pretty and tight.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
January 27th, 2006 11:00am
There are simple rules to picking colours that work well together; we did expound on it at great length on ?off a couple of months back, but if you want a detailed explanation I can probably rehash it, much to everyone's boredom... :)
Permalink Send private email Mat Hall 
January 27th, 2006 11:04am
Well that's entirely subjective.
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January 27th, 2006 11:04am

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