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From: Curtis Napier <curtis119@g.o>
Subject: Re: status of http://wwwredesign.gentoo.org
Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2005 23:20:02 -0500
Xavier Neys wrote:
> 
> I posted a few comments with screen caps at 
> http://dev.gentoo.org/~neysx/wwwredesign/
> 

This is 11 points, I'll address them in order:

1.1 previously fixed.

1.2 changed it to 6 news items. I was following Aarons layout when I 
created the More News page. It shows all the old news right back to the 
beginning instead of just a few old ones. I can easily change it to have 
only a few older news items follow the 6 main ones with just a title 
that is clickable. What does everyone think of this? I like the More 
News personally but it makes no difference to me.

1.3 fixed

2. This design/layout does not lend itself very well to font resizing. 
It has layered divs that are fixed sizes in order to make it look good 
at the default font. Pumping up the font to 120% ("Larger" in IE) at 
800x600 is still a good layout. It's only when you size the font higher 
than that or make the window smaller that problems occur. At just a few 
pixels wider than 800 you can pump the font up to 150% ("Largest" in IE) 
without breaking the layout. Is anyone really going to be looking at it 
at such huge font sizes with such a tiny window? If you need to make the 
fonts 150% larger in order to see them you will most likely be making 
the window larger as well. I don't see a problem with it to be honest. 
What are some other opinions, suggestions, ideas on the subject?

3. fixed

4.1 fixed

4.2 The nav bar is within the /xsl/handbook.xsl file. I was told not to 
touch that file. I take your suggestion to change the nav bar as 
permission to touch it now. Swift, if you still want me to not touch the 
handbook let me know and I'll drop in the unchanged one. I have started 
experimenting with how to make that nav bar better, if anyone has any 
ideas let me know.

5. fixed (I think). What do you think of those?

6.1 fixed

6.2 fixed

7.1 same as 6.2

7.2 I changed the background color to white to match the reference 
design. The colored title is now more visible. Is this acceptable?

8. fixed

9. That table was being rendered by the glsa-latest template instead of 
the normal table template and wasn't adding "class="ntable", fixed.

10. fixed.

11. those borders weren't supposed to be there anyway. fixed in normal 
and print css files.


> Besides, is there any hope of using a background colour in <th> that 
> allows to read <c> and <brite>?

Changed this to the light purple. Check it out and give me some feedback.


> Is there any reason not to use HTML's <th> for our GuideXML's <th>? I 
> never bothered to change the current site because I hoped this redesign 
> would fix it.

Sven Vermeulen wrote:
 > On Thu, Dec 08, 2005 at 10:02:20PM -0500, Curtis Napier wrote:
 >
 >>I had <th> about 6 months ago and swift made me change it back, he was
 >>afraid of backwards compatibility and I didn't feel like pushing the
 >>issue at the time.
 >
 >
 > I did? Sorry about that then, I can't remember it and I can't see any 
reason
 > why <th> wouldn't be compatible for our <th>s.

It's been changed to <th>, thanks swift.

These changes and a few other minor ones have changed the look of the 
site a little bit. If everyone could take a look at the major pages and 
let me know what you think. Thanks.
-- 
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