Sven Vermeulen wrote:
> - Can we have the "warning"/"important"/"note" stuff with a graphical
> and a nice rounded border? But without having it take up too much
> space of
That would probably be a good idea. Pretty easy to do as well with CSS
(eg :before & border-radius), but it won't show up in all browsers.
Alternatively one could of cource add graphical images which is a bit
more "clumsy" & b/w hungry way to do it, but more reliable. What method
to choose, if implemented, basicly comes down to how severe one thinks
the loss of the visual image & rounded corner is.
> - Perhaps the td's of a table should have a wider padding, the text
> currently touches the borders (or at least it seems like this)
I don't understand/see where this text is that touch borders , then
again I also think the tables should be replaced in any case.
> - Is it a good idea to have the contents indented wrt the titles? Some
> people find it less readable - I don't have a personal opinion though,
> just passing along
Feel somewhat like a parrot now, but a tableless design allows for a
greater flexibility in indentations/placement of different parts.
> - The titles of the news items currently have a colored background. If
> have two news items with different length, it disturbs the vision a bit.
> Can we use a fixed width for this coloring or don't do any color at all?
My vote would be for preferably no color at all.
Colored backgrounds is always a bit "dangerous" to use since not
everybody has the same colorvision. In worst case it could make text you
are trying to emphasize almost or compleatly unreadable to a person with
some deficiency in their ability to see certain colors. Thus though
background colors can sometimes look more astetically pleasing,
size/boldness/borders are usually a better alternative to highligting
something from an accessability POV.
> Further, we should take a look at how we would display a plethora on
> authors/editors (such as on
> Aaron's design (see http://www.siphos.be/~svermeulen/gentoo/generic.html)
> looks good for one, perhaps a few, authors, but might need some
> tweaking for
> a larger amount. We can do some magic on this, such as having
> Authors: Sven Vermeulen, Daniel Robbins, Chris Houser
> Editors: Eric Stockbridge, Rajiv Manglani, Jungmin Seo, Stoyan
> Zhekov, ...
> but even doing so would generate about 11 categories for the handbook
That looks like a generally good solution. To solve the "11 categories"
problem we could possibly add a show/hide functionality with scripting
if people think it's needed. Though I would like to see a mockup of this
(I assume) worst case scenario with your suggested layout before making
up my mind about if it's needed.
PS Aaron, are you on the list now or should I/we continue CCing you
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