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From: Stefan Huszics <sauron@...>
Subject: Re: Re: Status on Gentoo redesign
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 09:00:58 +0100
Sven Vermeulen wrote:

>- Can we have the "warning"/"important"/"note" stuff with a graphical icon
>  and a nice rounded border? But without having it take up too much space of
>  course.
>  
>
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 you
>  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 http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml)
>  
>
>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 page.
>  
>
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.

/ Stefan

PS Aaron, are you on the list now or should I/we continue CCing you 
directly?
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