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Re: new website draft 5: help wanted, I mean it

From: Jonathan Kulp
Subject: Re: new website draft 5: help wanted, I mean it
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 06:43:08 -0500
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Graham Percival wrote:
On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 11:37:15AM +0200, Valentin Villenave wrote:
2009/7/10 Graham Percival <address@hidden>:
There's now an Examples section, thanks to Jonathan Kulp.
- currently, most examples have a "click-to-expand" thing.  Some
 of them don't work expanded, others don't work non-expanded.
 But there's enough working stuff for you to get the idea.
Although I'm not fond of JavaScript, I think the solution here is
called thickbox:

No javascript.  Besides, the display isn't the issue; what's at
issue is generating the images in an automatic, system-independent
way.  (as in "not what's in the current makefile and examples/ dir")

More importantly, we need help.  I recently re-iterated my claim
that the lilypond community should have the
program/bugs/documentation/website they deserve, but currently
this isn't happening -- Patrick and I have spent a ton of time and
effort on this website.
I am probably familiar enough with the texinfo and CSS syntax to give
you guys a hand. For instance, I should be able to handle the blinking
"Help wanted" boxes (this looks sooo 1996 btw).

That's deliberate.  We had to specially look up how to make it
blink.  My specific instructions were "make it as ugly as

We want to "handle" the help wanted stuff by doing the required

Right! We don't need nicer-looking help boxes, we need to get rid of them!

Folks, please, send something to me if you have nice-looking examples with some "wow" to them in any of these categories:
  1. tablature
2. orchestra/opera/wind ensemble--something really big (surely someone has something better than my piece!) 3. pop music (something with a free enough license that we can use it)
  4. some kind of world music
5. Something for use in music theory classes or other educational purposes that looks better than my counterpoint example--something with text balloons, colored noteheads, or whatever might be used in teaching music.


Jonathan Kulp

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