Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: Design implementor needed
When I was tasked to reskin Solution Grove's blog based on a PSD file, I wasn't able to make it 100% identical due to some elements which I found hard to convert to CSS+HTML. I do admit that I haven't done much work in this area so what I found complex would probably be very simple for another who makes a living based on that person's CSS+HTML knowledge. Also this design took a lot of time in searching for and figuring out the hacks to make the 3-column layout (with free flowing left) work in IE6 and IE7 so that's one of the gotchas as I didn't think it would be a pain initially.
I don't have a great example, but here is one page:
It actually doesn't use css, although it could. The example is just a form wrapper with image type submit buttons. The buttons are ugly, no doubt, but they are constructed out of a rectangle image with text and rounded head/tail. Since this button has to fit into a variable width form, and the buttons are also variable size, there is a widget that figures out the details. But another detail is the process for creating the buttons and drop-shadow around the form allow you to change the color (or create new buttons) very easily, without going back to the designer.
Alternate color images here:
The form widgets are here:
Here is an image series and the scripts which handle their creation (slightly different application):