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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Forrest (a.k.a. xml.apache.org 2.0)
Date Fri, 21 Dec 2001 13:56:55 GMT
Jeremy Quinn wrote:
> 
> At 2:24 pm -0500 18/12/01, Vadim Gritsenko wrote:
> >Changes:
> >
> > - Now all style information is gathered in one standalone CSS file.
> > - Three tables left.
> 
> Sorry I am a bit behind with the list .....
> 
> May I suggest:
> 
> Consider using the unit pixel (px) instead of the unit point (pt) for font
> sizes, as this (I believe) ensures the closest possible similarity
> x-platform regarding font sizes.
> 
> Consider providing styles for the body text, Times is unsuitable IMHO.

Yes, this has been considered.

> Consider limiting the width of the body text, for ergonomic reasons.

Can't do that since we'll have <pre> blocks with source code that will
dictate how big the width is. (I'm working with 80 columns <pre> blocks
just for testing but that's a problem with source-including HTML docs)
 
> Consider removing underlines from links in the sidebar and path (like you
> have in the tabs), IMHO they are obviously links, and are easier to read
> without the decoration, leave them on in the body text.

-1, underline is now considered part of visual semantics to indicate
hyperlinking and making a cursor change (or a hover effect) doesn't give
a global 'at-once' perception of the hyperlink space of the page.

-- 
Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
                          able to give birth to a dancing star.
<stefano@apache.org>                             Friedrich Nietzsche
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