medlib — 2010-11-23T11:02:52-05:00 — #1
I'm responsible for managing a site within my organization's Intranet. However, all I can edit is what goes between the <body> tags - no header access, and no ability to upload a separate stylesheet. Does anyone have suggestions for creating a reasonably modern looking website? Embedded CSS is fine so long as it can go within the <body> tags. I recognize that the days of html-only templates are long gone, and for good reason...nevertheless, I have to make the best of what I've got.
I am looking to create pages for linking to instructional material - some text with screenshots, some video tutorials, some links to outside websites. Clear navigation is key. This site is for the library at a medium-sized hospital network.
I forgot to mention: a good chunk of our users are still running IE6. Many of the younger physicians and nurses use Firefox, but it's not installed on all hospital computers. This is - to me - ridiculous, but it will not change within the near future and it's beyond my control.
system — 2010-11-23T15:06:56-05:00 — #2
Though not a good practice, you can always use a <style> element inside the <body> element, instead of how it should be, inside the <head> element. Like this:
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN"
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
<title>Odd style element: inside body element</title>
<h1>Take a look</h1>
<p>It's not the way you should do it, doctor.</p>
<p id="house">But if it means you have to break the rules, than you should know I very much like House M.D. ;)</p>
You should also know, Microsoft has IE6 on DNR policy
medlib — 2010-11-23T15:34:43-05:00 — #3
Thanks! I'll try that.
I've given up on good practice when it comes to the Intranet...I appreciate your help with breaking the rules!
system — 2010-11-23T15:38:40-05:00 — #4
And welcome to Sitepoint!