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From: Curtis Napier <curtis119@g.o>
Subject: Re: Advertisement bar
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2005 00:40:32 -0500
Lance Albertson wrote:
> I was poking around the site and I just seemed to think that the
> advertisement bar takes up a lot of space. Even though it only uses the
> top portion of the site, the rest of the page doesn't render completely
> across the browser because of it. Not sure how feasible this is, but
> could we possibly have an option of making that pane 'hidable' via
> clicking the '> Advertisements' link so it can make the whole page
> viewable? Not sure if this is possible, but I know of one example in a
> wiki called dokuwiki where they have a Contents table that will hide if
> you click on it. Curious your ideas/thoughts.
> 
> Cheers-
> 
> (btw, thanks for fixing that earlier thing)


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.

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.

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