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From Bert Van Kets <>
Subject Re: Forrest HTML (was: draft howto dtd)
Date Sat, 25 May 2002 20:42:12 GMT
Forgot to mention Mozilla RC2 on Win2K in my test browser list.

At 22:28 25/05/2002 +0200, you wrote:
>At 10:48 25/05/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>>Another minor comment about the current Forrest layout.
>>It appears that the font size of the body text is fixed.
>>I usually use larger fonts setting in the browser, but it doesn't
>>affect Forrest pages.
>That's because the current design of Forrest is mainly based on CSS and 
>teh font sizes are set fixed.
>I'm doing a completely new HTML coding of the page to be compatible with 
>older browser versions.  My target is Netscape 4.08!  When a site runs 
>fine on that one, it will run on most anything.  I''m not completely done, 
>but it's going pretty well.  I'm basing my layout on the design from 
>Stefano.  It looks a lot better than the current one.
>I'm also taking people with bad vision into account and will make text 
>sizable. Blind people are not forgotten either, so all images have their 
>alt and height and width tags.
>I will check the HTML with following browsers:
>- Internet Explorer 4 (Win95)
>- Internet Explorer 5.0 (Win98)
>- Internet Explorer 5.5 (Win98)
>- Internet Explorer 6 (Win2K)
>- Netscape Navigator 4.08 (Win98)
>- Netscape Communicator 4.79 (Win98)
>- Netscape Communicator 4.79 (Suse Linux 7.3)
>- Netscape 6.2.2 (Win2K)
>- Lynx 2.4.2 (Win98 Dos prompt)
>- Lynx 2.8.3 (Win2K Dos prompt)
>- Opera 5.02 (Win98)
>- Opera 6.02 (Win2K)
>I think I've got enough with these.  Does anybody need tests with other?
>My main criteria are:
>- Navigation must be possible in all versions
>- Style must be as similar as possible to the graphical design in all browsers
>- The page must give the impression of fast loading.  (NOT putting 
>everything in 1 table is a must for this one)
>- page must be browsable and look "OK" with graphics off
>- code must comply to W3C standards
>- Visitor must not be forced upon a certain text size or screen size (I 
>hate "best viewed with" messages)  Specially the text resizing is not easy 
>if you want to maintain an look.
>All this will be poured in a forrest skin.  Long live this technology!
>I'm doing my best to get the code ready ASAP.
>Any comments or additions?

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