That's a CSS issue, if you want to have shadows for IE and Opera you'll have to implement them on your own.
I also got some tables (project: ZA) in a separate database, what I did was create a file called yiicBuildZa.php, with this content:
defined('DS') or define('DS',DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR); $basePath = realpath(dirname(__FILE__).DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR.'..'); return CMap::mergeArray( require(dirname(__FILE__).DS.'local.php'), array( 'components'=>array( 'db'=>array( 'connectionString' => 'mysql:dbname=za;host=localhost', 'username' => 'hk2010', 'password' => 'bqAAeJ2hsCmZR6cH', 'enableParamLogging' => true, ), ) ) );
When I create models or crud for this db, I call
./yiic install config/yiicBuildZa.php
Which sets my default db connection (yiic works only with this one?) to the ZA-tables.
But just for yiic in the build process!
Good to hear that