CSSManager

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).

Project Description

You can now install CSSManager using buildout. Simply add "Products.CSSManager" to your eggs.

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.

 

Here is a screencast of CSSManager

Current Release
CSSManager 0.9.1

Released Apr 07, 2008

This gets rid of .svn files in the install.
More about this release…

Download file Get CSSManager for all platforms
cssmanager-0.9.1.tar.gz
Download file Get CSSManager for all platforms
cssmanager-0.9.1.zip
If you are using Plone 3.2 or higher, you probably want to install this product with buildout. See our tutorial on installing add-on products with buildout for more information.

All Releases

Version Released Description Compatibility Licenses Status
0.9.1 Apr 07, 2008 This gets rid of .svn files in the install. More about this release… GPL final
0.9 Apr 04, 2008 This release now scales the main logo and shows a thumbnail of it. Code refactoring makes the product more extensible. Fixed the problem with the uncompressing the product from April 4th. More about this release…
Plone 2.5
Plone 3
GPL final
0.8 Mar 16, 2008 This is the initial public release of CSSManager under the WebLion group. It is stable under 2.5 and 3.0. More about this release…
Plone 2.5
Plone 3
GPL final
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