The Fluid Skinning System (FSS) is a group of CSS files with a specially designed modular structure and class-specific format. It is meant to work well as both a standalone CSS foundation for your site and our components, and as the CSS engine of the (Floe) UI Options (2008-2009) component.
This page describes the FSS classnames and what they do, when to use them, and how to extend them. This page is intended as a reference only. See Fluid Skinning System (FSS) for an overview of the FSS and how to use it, and see the examples and walkthroughs for specific examples of the various classes in use.
Class Names By Function
fss-layout.css : Basic layout structures.
This section requires an understanding of inheritance.
These are general classes that will affect the width of whatever element they are applied to. They can be used in conjunction with the column container classes (described below) to control the width of the column container.
The classes can be used to compose multiple
<div> s into adjacent columns. For examples of common column layouts, see the columns examples pages.
Equal width columns
Mixed width columns
These styles can be used to create a two or more column layout with at least one fixed-width column on the left and a flexible width column on the right.
These classes can be used to style a list into a tab layout. The markup for the tabs must be a list, and the list items must have anchors. The anchors act as the tabs.
These classes can be used to style a list into a vertical navigation menu. The markup for the tabs must be a list, and the list items must have anchors.
These classes can be used to create a grid layour for list items and images. The default grid item height is 150px. The markup must be a list. List items could include
<img> and/or captions.
This class can be used to style small icons.
These classes can be used to style graphics to appear as buttons.
These classes can be used to style small collections of elements that function together as a single widget in a typical layout.
These classes can be used to lay out form controls and their labels. To use the form layout class names, the markup pattern looks like this (example uses centered alignment):
These classes can be used to show or hide elements.
Miscellaneous Layout Modifiers
Themes new in v1.1
These themes define various colour schemes that will be applied to all elements inside the identified container.
fss-themes-coal.css, fss-themes-slate.css, fss-themes-mist.css, fss-themes-hc.css, fss-themes-hci.css, fss-themes-yellowBlack.css, fss-themes-blackYellow.css
fss-text.css : Text manipulation