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Change the Web-Design?

Postby stefan » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:34 am

Hi,

We are in the process of setting up a new press and I wonder how much of the design of OMP can be changed. Are there examples of OMP web pages that look totally different? What can be changed and how? I guess it is all css, right?

Thanks

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Re: Change the Web-Design?

Postby asmecher » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:05 am

Hi Stefan,

We're seeing a few customized OMP installations popping up; I'm not sure how much template modification was involved with these, but our hope in designing OMP was that much of that sort of thing could be done with pure CSS. Have a look at http://www.libros.uchile.cl/index.php/sisib and http://www.openbookspress.net/index.php/OBP, for example.

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Re: Change the Web-Design?

Postby stefan » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:23 am

Hi Alec,

Thanks! We are now starting to deal with this. Do you have any more recent examples? openbookspress seems to require a password now ...

Best

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Re: Change the Web-Design?

Postby stefan » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:21 am

Hi eddie,

Your post seems to be SPAM [ed: it was; it's been deleted. - asmecher]. We payed our web designer. She studied design at a university.

Have fun

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Re: Change the Web-Design?

Postby rootl » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:32 am

Stefan,

We have kept most of the structure, but OPENSUNY Textbooks (http://opensuny.org) and Minerva Press (http://opensuny.org/omp/index.php/minerva) have numerous font and layout overrides. Most customizations are within the individual press pressLayout.css stylesheet.

We tried to avoid changing the template files as much as possible.

For our next round, we plan to implement different carousels, move the 'press switcher' dropdown, add more social sharing tools, and remove the search catalog bar. These will require template changes and the carousel will probably use additional jQuery scripts.
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Re: Change the Web-Design?

Postby stefan » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:02 am

Hi rooti,

Thanks for your reply. We now managed to implement our own design via css http://langsci-press.org/. We also have more ambitious plans and will share the outcome on github: https://github.com/langsci.

Best

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Re: Change the Web-Design?

Postby Garant » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:32 am

Hi all!
I'm having few questions regarding OMP 1.1 customization.
1). Doest it have ability to customize the front-end themes separately in order to do not affect the core files? In other words create installable theme files/modules?
2). Question to Stefan. Here you are sharing only files associated with theme or there are some additional modules?
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Re: Change the Web-Design?

Postby asmecher » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:36 am

Hi Garant,

Yes, OMP 1.1 now includes theme support. You can either create a theme plugin (similar to OJS 2.x) or you can upload a custom stylesheet. There is only one theme currently shipped with OMP 1.1 -- the default theme -- but you can use it as a coding example.

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Re: Change the Web-Design?

Postby paulohsms » Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:15 am

It is going to be possible to change the HTML structure on a visual theme plugin?
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Re: Change the Web-Design?

Postby asmecher » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:05 am

Hi paulohsms,

Yes, though there aren't any examples of this yet. Be warned that shipping a plugin with overridden templates may present a maintenance challenge, as you'll have to keep the plugin's copies of the templates synced with OJS's stock copies for each version. Another option would be to use a Smarty postfilter to have your plugin rearrange the HTML after it's generated, if your changes are fairly simple.

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Re: Change the Web-Design?

Postby Garant » Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:07 am

Hi!
I've question regarding the main page.
How to make it like in these examples:
http://www.entscholar.net/index.php/oto ... logy/index
http://libros.um.es/editum/index
http://opensuny.org/omp/index.php/SUNYO ... ooks/index

Now our OMP installation point to login page or once logged in - to a press from a dropdown box.
In other words we'd make a home page with list of press.
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Re: Change the Web-Design?

Postby asmecher » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:30 am

Hi Garant,

I don't see a list of presses on those example pages (beyond the drop-down on the header) -- or did you want to point out something else about their design?

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Re: Change the Web-Design?

Postby Garant » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:10 am

Hi Alec!
It seems that I've confused here...
I thought that this example: http://libros.um.es/editum/index
points to a homepage whereas, as I understood clearly, it points to a collection.
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Re: Change the Web-Design?

Postby asmecher » Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:07 pm

Hi Garant,

If you'd like to modify your system to present a list of presses, that's not currently included in OMP -- but will be in OJS 3.0, which shares the same codebase. For the moment, I'd suggest making a static page with a list of presses. Alternately, you could consider porting some of that code from the OJS 3.0 pre-release code, which is available e.g. here: https://github.com/pkp/ojs/blob/master/ ... er.inc.php

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