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From "Mark R. Diggory" <mdigg...@latte.harvard.edu>
Subject Re: [site] main + sandbox site update
Date Wed, 02 Jun 2004 15:04:23 GMT
I saw this and burst out laughing. How totally unexpected... ;-) Very 
inventive!

Dirk Verbeeck wrote:

> The css only contains a max height for the header so the header will 
> resize.
>
Yes, your right, but my main point was that the min height is going to 
be constrained by the projects logo and resizing this logo will be very 
ugly.

> But to support small screens I just added a small javascript to switch 
>  logo if window size < 850.
> Larger browser windows or browsers with javascript disabled get the 
> wide version.
>
> Result can be seen/tested here:
> http://cvs.apache.org/~dirkv/commons/index.html
>
> And to make testing easier:
> http://cvs.apache.org/~dirkv/commons/size.html
>
> Please test & report browser problems.
>
> -- Dirk
>
> Mark R. Diggory wrote:
>
>> Please review the discussion we had previously on this...
>>
>> http://www.mail-archive.com/commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org/msg38884.html
>>
>>
>> This is the reason we settled on the selected logo's, because it was 
>> of less overall impact on the group and accomplished our goals of 
>> maintaining the site fits within 600x800 as a standard.
>>
>> Just to point out, with your changes, the height of the header is not 
>> going to adjust to be narrower because all the individual project 
>> logos are at 80px height, having the jakarta logo narrower than 80px 
>> in height is of little benefit, your going to have to press every 
>> single project to generate new logos that are narrower in height so 
>> that the whole header is narrower. The downfall of this is that these 
>> logos are already hard-pressed for space to fit adequately within the 
>> header without looking totally "crunched".
>>
>> If your using the /commons-build/commons-site.jsl. It has the height 
>> of the header hardcoded in the css style to enforce that the same 
>> height is maintained across the whole commons. It doesn't look like 
>> your using it for the sandbox site. I'm not complaining, just 
>> noticing that theres a difference, there are modifications in the 
>> commons-build jsl that are absent form the sandbox copy.
>>
>> I'm not trying to be argumentative. We definitely need this kind of 
>> experimentation and redesign efforts done to the overall site. I 
>> think everyone agrees these efforts are very appreciated. I just want 
>> us to be methodical and consensus driven in our approach.
>>
>> -Mark
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