In FitBenchmarking, templates are used to generate all html output files, and can be found in the fitbenchmarking/templates directory.
HTML templates allow for easily adaptable outputs. In the simple case of rearranging the page or making static changes (changes that don’t vary with results), this can be done by editing the template, and it will appear in every subsequent HTML page.
For more complicated changes such as adding information that is page dependent, we use jinja. Jinja allows code to be added to templates which can contain conditional blocks, replicated blocks, or substitutions for values from python.
Changes to what information is displayed in the page will usually involve editing the python source code to ensure you pass the appropriate values to jinja. In practice the amount of effort required to do this can range from one line of code to many depending on the object to be added.
The CSS files contained in the templates directory are used to format the HTML pages.
If you wish to change the style of the output results (e.g. to match a website), this is where they can be changed.