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MM Writes ([personal profile] marahmarie) wrote in [site community profile] dw_suggestions2012-09-25 11:53 pm

Add a body class to

Add a body class to


Currently the post view that shows your entries organized by tag (for example: has the same body class as the front page of our journals, that is, it uses the .page-recent body class. I'd like to suggest that we add a body class specifically for the entries-organized-by-tag view, so that it gets the new body class .page-tag (not to be confused with .page-tags, which is currently in use on the Visible Tags page, the one that simply lists all your tags on one page).

As a casual (but slightly obsessed) DW CSS designer, I'm often confounded by not being able to style every page view on DW individually. Because we have a sorting feature on our DWs that lets users browse full posts by each tag used on them, I want to style those pages to work as well and look as good as all the other pages on our DWs do. But the front pages of our journals and the tag views of our posts? They share the same HTML body class (.page-recent), which means tag views can be sort of weird-looking because they inherit .page-recent's styling, which often does not work on the tags view of our posts for an assortment of reasons. Which makes me think: why not just add a new, separate body class so we can style those pages, too? I humbly suggest we add the body class .page-tag to all views on our DWs that sort posts by the tags used on them (for example: would get the new .page-tag body class, as would all other similar page views on our DWs).

Poll #11750 Add a body class to
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Should be implemented as-is.
6 (15.4%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
12 (30.8%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
3 (7.7%)

(I have no opinion)
17 (43.6%)

(Other: please comment)
1 (2.6%)

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[personal profile] ninetydegrees 2012-09-28 11:26 am (UTC)(link)
+1 for separating tagged-entry pages from recent pages the way the reading page inherits from the recent page but can be set apart.

-1 for naming the body class .page-tag as this would be very confusing imo. (The tags page has /tag in its URL and an -s is so easy to add/remove). Something more explicit like .page-entries-tag might work better.

[personal profile] swaldman 2012-09-28 12:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Wot she said ;-)
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[personal profile] kyrielle 2012-09-28 01:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Ooo, changing to this. :)
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[personal profile] turlough 2012-09-28 03:01 pm (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] kerravonsen 2012-09-28 11:50 pm (UTC)(link)

[personal profile] tamouse 2012-09-30 07:53 am (UTC)(link)
+1 on this
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[personal profile] stasha2g 2012-09-30 03:41 pm (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] matgb 2012-09-28 03:07 pm (UTC)(link)
My change: where possible have it something like .tag-ACTUAL-TAG

In other words put the tag itself into the class, so you can if you wish style each separate tag (one of the blogs I read does this for its electoral law section, that has a much more "professional" look than the main site.

I'd say if possible any punctuation within the tag name should be replaced by a hyphen.
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[personal profile] cesy 2012-09-29 05:24 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd like to give it both classes, so that CSS designers can do what they like - either one consistent one, or specific ones.
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[personal profile] matgb 2012-09-30 03:03 am (UTC)(link)
You already get classes added for the poster name and similar, it shouldn't be extra strain to simply get the S2 layer to give more info.