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From "Borut BolĨina" <>
Subject Re: Sneak preview of new proposed Cayenne site
Date Sat, 09 Sep 2006 12:26:46 GMT
2006/9/9, Aristedes Maniatis <>:
> * the design should be css based, not a table based design. This will
> make it much easier to reskin and update in the future. It also makes
> it easier to add content over time. A css based design is better for
> accessibility reasons and better for printing.

Totally agree.

* it shouldn't be done in Dreamweaver which leaves lots of ugly
> javascript behind

I don't care which web authoring tool we use as long as the design is
professional and updatable. I used Dreamweaver becouse I can do fast
prototyping, no other reason.

* I don't like navigation which runs in several directions on the
> site. Here we have primary navigation running across from the top
> left, which is limiting in its ability to expand to add new items.
> Then navigation at the top right which also runs across, but to the
> left, and finally navigation on the right which runs vertically. The
> problems I have are:
>   - why are there three sets of navigation?

There is a reason behind such navigation. The most important items (Home,
Documentation and Download) must be most visible, not clutered with other
items. Top right items are shortcuts to deeper items which based on my
mental perception of content should also be exposed. The right bar
navigation is for more experienced users, seeking other than basic info.

  - what happens as we want to add navigation to levels 2 and 3 and
> they collide in the middle on small screens?

Based on careful initial planning of the whole site this just won't occur.

  - what happens on small screens when you can't see the navigation
> to the right?

I work in a search engine company, so I can offer some insight in screen
resolution people use based on millions of visits. Here are the results:
1024x768 (58.9 %), 1280x1024 (20.8 %), 800x600 (9.8 %), 1152x864 (4.3 %),
1280x800 (1.6 %), other (4.4 %).

I'd like to work with Borut and the advances he has made, and
> furthermore to sponsor our graphic designer to work on the design
> with us and the community. His work can be seen here: http://


> Ari Maniatis
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