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Re: Tables or css positioning for data entry forms?
- Subject: Re: Tables or css positioning for data entry forms?
- From: Jeff Kowalczyk <..hidden..>
- Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2012 18:30:50 +0000 (UTC)
Chris Travers <chris.travers@...> writes:
> Hi everyone;
> Since 1.3 I had been moving to semantic markup with css positioning (relative)
for data entry forms. This move is supposed to make it easier to support mobile
devices and the like. Unfortunately this has two huge tradeoffs. The first is
that relative positioning seems to generally demand a certain degree of internal
knowledge regarding the size of label fields, and the like, and consequently, I
expect this to create headaches for translators who may have to address this
themselves. Also cross-browser support for css positioning is iffy and so if we
continue to go that route I think we are going to want to use refab toolkits.
> I am actually thinking it might be worthwhile to move back to tables. I dont
think this would be a huge job to address this for 1.4 even.
At one point, twitter-bootstrap was considered as a possibility for the UI
I would be very much in favor of that direction.
WRT mobile, I think a good twitter-bootstrap base would encourage a mobile
version of the UI, as the grid system helps a lot in that area.