24 November, 2004

Changing the Icon text on a WebCT module

I was looking at if we could control the icon text on a WebCT course, using style sheets instead of Font tags. It's not the most important thing in the world, but can make updating styles easier.

It seems that a style sheet can only be called from the organiser pages by going through the WebDAV address. So instead of, in the icon title, typing:

<font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"> <b><br>Introduction</b></font>


<link href="http://webct.edgehill.ac.uk/dav/ProVIDE/css_provide_home.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><P>Introduction</P>

...With the 'css_provide_home.css' file in the 'My Files' directory on WebCT.

The possible down-side was that in Internet Explorer (which most students will be using), 'View' > 'Text Size' doesn't work on the icon text now, because that is set to work on 'Font' tags. It does work in Mozilla Web browser 'View' > 'Text Zoom'. But as long as the text is large enough to start with , that shouldn't be a problem.

Also we need to test how WebDAV is affected when we go off campus.

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