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From: Lance Albertson <ramereth@g.o>
Subject: Re: Advertisement bar
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2005 23:46:52 -0600
Curtis Napier wrote:

> That is technically possible to make the ad div disappear with a button
> click. It would require javascript though and I really really really
> don't want to put any javascript in the site.

Yeah, i hear ya there..

> I played around with putting the ads column into the overall content div
> and floating it to the right. This would make the text wrap under the
> ads but it caused tons of other bugs to creep in with other divs inside
> the content div (like the warnings and code listings) and required
> workarounds that would make it more complicated than it needs to be.
> Especially considering the background banners on the content and ads
> column have to line up perfectly.
> 
> If all browsers rendered css the same it would be really easy to do.
> *cough*IE*cough*
> 
> Is having the dead space that big of a deal? I *could* work on it and
> see if I can come up with something better but it would require a lot of
> time so I would like to push this off to a future update if possible.

Not a huge deal. You already took out the left pane (which helps A
LOT!), but would be nice if we could get it totally clean. I wondered if
wrapping the text around it would cause problems. Its not a show stopper
for me, but I was curious of the issues surrounding it.

*IF* we decided to add the javascript for that, how much of a PITA will
that create? Is that something that will cause more issues down the
road? Or mainly a need to stay away from it because of accessibility
issues, etc?

I'm curious what other folks think about this. I want us to promote our
sponsors, but I'd also like to have a clean page that renders fully from
left to right. (just me though)

> The current website has the same issue of dead space under the ads by
> the way. :/

Yup.

Cheers-

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Lance Albertson <ramereth@g.o>
Gentoo Infrastructure | Operations Manager

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