Well if Daniel doesn't want to do it I imagine that's good enough reason.Xsecrets wrote:well the #1 reason is that it would mean moving all that to the db which Daniel doesn't want to do, and there are some good reasons for it.
You're talking about what YOU would do, not what everyone else would do. Clearly there are people who like to have the ability to customize the CSS in the admin panel as some of the other major opensource projects allow it such as MyBB, phpBB, Wordpress, etc.Xsecrets wrote:And to me it would just make things harder, because I would still use my ide which means I would have to copy the code and paste it into my text editor and then copy it back into the admin.
Imagine you're a noob to OpenCart and have no idea what syntax highlighting and code folding is. To these people it would be easier to edit CSS in the admin. You have to admit man that not everybody who wants to use OpenCart is fluent in FTP and Text Editor programs. There are some people who like being able to modify the CSS in the admin panel because they find it easier than messing with all the 3rd party software... It's basically just more things that you have to learn.Xsecrets wrote:Once you use a decent editor with syntax highlighting code folding etc it becomes painful to try to mess with stuff in a text area on a website.
You can say that moving all this to the admin panel would be "dumbing it down". Well maybe, but there are a lot of people who like things to be "dumbed down" because they would rather spend their time you know, actually selling their products....
Not at all. They way I look at it, breaking up the CSS into easy to read sections in the admin panel is the same as someone commenting the heck out of their stylesheets so they are easier to read. For example I'm using the cleaner by default theme, and that theme is commented so nicely that it really makes editing it easy. Not everyone comments their stylesheets so nicely though. In these cases having it broken up nicely in the admin panel just makes it easy for a newbie to work with.Xsecrets wrote:As far as the css goes one of the best things about css is that it allows you to make changes universally, if you are going to break it up into sections for every section of the site you might as well just use inline styles.
Remember, we are talking about new OpenCart users who are green when it comes to all these things you mention and might not have time to learn all this stuff. quntmphscs mentioned he (or she) only had a couple months to learn the ins and outs of OpenCart (or whatever software he or she chooses) before having to focus on other aspects of work. There are a lot of people who might not even have 2 months to learn everything.
But alas, as you mentioned Daniel doesn't want to move all this to the db, so this argument is probably falling on deaf ears.