Title: Customizing Skin Settings

Font Size





If you want to be able to use Internet Explorer's resize controls to change the font size,



you should specify the Resizable option.

Font Face



This setting lets you control the font used.



The sample below shows the Ocean skin with the Trebuchet font.



Layout



This option controls the width of the sidebars. You can choose from three fixed sizes, or Variable. If you use Variable, the sidebar uses JavaScript to adjust the width after the page is rendered. This can result in a slight visible "jump" as the layout snaps into place.



Color



You can choose any predefined color scheme, or create your own with the Using the Skin Stylesheet Editor. To edit an existing stylesheet, click Edit; to create a new one, click New.



Show Projects with Zero Activity





Normally projects with no activity are listed in the left sidebar of the Front Page. Projects with activity show the number of articles in the time period in parenthesis.



If you don't want to see projects with no activity during the time period, set this control to No; only the active projects will be listed.



Show Labels with Zero Activity





The newspage normally shows labels with no activity.



To show only active labels, change this to No.



Use Sections





Normally Traction uses sections to organize the Front Page and Newspage. The following Newspage shows sections for Headlines, Open Bugs, Recent Articles, Recent To-Do, Recent Done, and Bulletins. For information on defining sections, see Changing Front Page and Newspage Section Layouts.



Traction supports a simple "blog mode". If you use this control to turn off sections, the Newspage is organized instead by "Recent Articles" and "Recent Comments".



Recent Articles Size





This lets you control the size of the Recent Articles portlet when sections are turned off.



Recent Articles Min and Max





When sections are disabled, this controls the minimum and maximum number of recent articles to display.

Recent Comments Size





When sections are disabled, this lets you control the size of the Recent Comments portlet.

Recent Comments Min and Max





When sections are disabled, this controls the minimum and maximum number of recent comments to display.

Shared Project Folder Link





This lets you control whether the link to the shared files directory appears. See the illustration below.

Shared Project Folder Recently Modified File List





This lets you control whether the most recently modified shared files are listed in the project's sidebar. The number of files displayed is controlled by the setting Number of Files to Show in Shared Folder Portlet.

Normally the sidebar displays a link to the current project's shared files folder. This lets you remove that link.

Showing both (default)

Only showing Link

Only showing list

Showing neither link nor list



Display/Hide Frontpage Section Navigation Links in Sidebar



The sections that are displayed on the front page can also be listed in the sidebar. This allows quick navigation to a view of all the articles in the corresponding section.



Normally, these links are displayed only on the front page.

You can have them repeated on every page, if you like, by choosing the option Always Display Links. If you choose this option, all views will repeat the front page section links. Here's a single-article view showing the Front Page links.



Choosing Never Display Links will prevent these links from displaying on all views, in which case even the front page will not display the links.



Project Navigation Link Display Type





This setting lets you control how users can navigate between projects. The default is to show a list of projects only on the front page;



Other pages do not show the project list by default.



You can cause all pages to show the project list by choosing List - All Views. The project list will appear between the Front Page link and the Newspage information.



Alternatively, you can have the project list display as a drop-down menu in all views.



This interface is simple and clean. When the user selects a different project from the menu and clicks, the page instantly switches to that project.



Hide/Show Article Toggle





Normally a small hide/show icon appears above every article.



Clicking this icon collapses the article and reverses the direction of the icon.



Clicking the icon again expands the article.

Inline Comments and Reclassifications





Normally when choosing the option to comment on a paragraph from the context menu:



A comment form is displayed inline.



If you set this option to No, the comment window will pop up instead.



Stylesheet Overrides





This control lets you add your own CSS rules to the page. For example, you may want change the display of article text to tiny, dark black print. You might add the rule:



After you apply this change, your page will look like:







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Date: March 22, 2008; 3:53:27 PM EDT
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