Christian Heilmann

Who is up for a CSS challenge?

Friday, November 11th, 2005 at 2:55 pm

I hinted for some time now, that I was working on a ZenGarden-type site that simulates a CMS environment.

CSS Zen Garden did and does a tremendous job in educating web designers in the ways of CSS and showed that you can completely redesign one HTML document with different style sheets.

Now it is time we did the same for the enterprise level market, where high level CMS vendors still consider CSS too hard or not flexible enough to maintain the style of pages based on ifferent templates and with varying content.

Therefore I started the CSS Toolshed, and will go live with the site soon.
The CSS tool shed is a CMS simulation that has:

– A set of 4 templates for main page layout – Different content in the main content slot on each reload – the content will be different short articles on CSS and web development.

So far my entry is the only one (Click through the different menus to see the different templates – top menu, left hand menu, bottom menu)

I am very ready to go live with this, but I need some demo styles beforehand.
With a variety of styles the impact can be a lot bigger than just with my sorry example.

So, who is up for providing more initial styles?

You can download the 4 sample templates and the blank css files
together with a template guide and submission guidelines.

Put the final CSS files on your server and send them to me directly or via the submission form

Thanks, and hopefully this will become a good resource for developers who cannot control the markup they have to style to the extend the ZenGarden allowed us to.

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