Re: new front page, take 2
On Wed, Feb 06, 2002 at 06:46:25PM +0000, Matthew Bell wrote:
You should wrap your lines at <80 chars.
> - The Tabs need to be aligned by widthes and lefts, and tops and
> - heights, for horizontally and vertically adjacent tabs,
> - respectively. Even if that means table hacks and all (how about
> - making horizontally aligned tab in the same table and using a fixed
> - percentage (ie. 80% !) for each vertically seperate tab) ;(
I'm not sure I understand how that would work, but I have a vague idea...
> - If you're going with the whole rounded rectangle theme this might be
> - implemented in the tabs as well (yes even the inverted corner on the
> - header and black border on the tabs). More work :( (And even more
> - for that too)
It's not really the work that worries me (that stuff's trivial to make),
it's the addition of more and more complicated tables...
> - The tabs should all be centered or all be left-aligned
> - There should be the same amount of space between the red-bar and the
> - Debian logo as with the blue table (I would choose the lesser), or
> - move the language select language box down, or something, as it
> - doesn't look right.
Yeah, but I wasn't sure how to implement the same amount of space the best
way. The larger space is due to a <br>. Suggestions?
> - As much as I like the yellow-on-black (it draws your eye to the
> - page), too many colours on a page is a bad thing (I think). Have you
> - tried the red? (with another blue being an outside bet)
> - The <hr>s at the bottom of the page don't look right.
The list of other languages will go between them. They're not there simply
because I built the page in a non-standard environment.
> - Possibly also move the contact details to quick links?
That's a generic footer, I'd prefer to keep it there.
> - One of the list of dates is in a fixed width font, one isn't. I
> - would suggest a fixed width font in both (like on the old/current
> - site), or using a table, variable width fonts and the dates
> - right-aligned?
Maybe the latter...
> - Personally, I like the sound of the of the menu on the left with
> - tabs on the plain background in the left space,
Like your second point, what I think would be the issue is that the links
would be rounded and the cards wouldn't... but I guess I'll have to play
with it since several people like it on the left...
> - but if it's too '97, who am I to stand in the way of progress ;)
Let me reiterate, I'm not doing this just because I feel it's (slightly)
2. That which causes joy or happiness.