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Re: Beta-test new site design, was: Status of the "new" GNUstep website?

From: MJ Ray
Subject: Re: Beta-test new site design, was: Status of the "new" GNUstep website?
Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2004 13:08:24 +0000

On 2004-01-11 00:52:28 +0000 Scott Stevenson <address@hidden> wrote:

I don't follow. Why is it evil?

It's a list (well, two at the moment) and not tabulated information. It should be marked as a list rather than a table.

It doesn't look right in some common browsers and is a bit nasty for unusual browsers (like talking ones).
Which common browsers is it causing problems for?

Netscape, at least, which seems surprisingly common among our users.

Tables can cause problems for sightless browsers if used improperly, but I don't believe that is the case here, since the order of the "spoken" elements is consistent. The problems come into play with multiple nested tables and such.

Some settings replace tables with their summaries and ask whether to expand them.

Maybe we can compromise here and have a single row, two-cell table with one list per cell?

I don't think that's better than fixing the CSS positioning.

I need to figure out what a good way to center the right-hand column is. Any suggestions?
I don't think we want it centered as much as attached to the left column, correct?

I'm not sure. I think I can do that without too much pain, by making both ul's floatleft and fixing the margin-left for ul. Maybe I should use one ul and put two floatleft divs inside it? I've tried it in the CVS copy and will update the test site at some point.

It's not that huge to me in Firebird.
I think this gets back to the issue that the "point" unit of measurement creates. There's a spread in the base size.

I think 1 point should be roughly 1/72in on all displays. If it isn't, the display is misconfigured.

Yes. It works fine for me in Firebird. Maybe your screen or browser dpi is wrong?
Not sure what "wrong" is.  :)

Ask your browser to display a 72pt pipe symbol (<p style="font-size: 72pt">|</p>). Get a ruler and measure it. Is it 1 inch long? If not, that's wrong. Mozilla tries to figure out what the dpi is, but it can be told too. I'm not sure about other browsers.

2. I think there's a bit too much spacing between elements in the sidebar. Maybe take line-height down a bit more?
Will do. What would you suggest?
Two points or so?

Done in CVS.

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