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From Bert Van Kets <>
Subject Re: Forrest HTML (was: draft howto dtd)
Date Sat, 25 May 2002 21:35:58 GMT
At 14:03 25/05/2002 -0700, you wrote:
>hi Bert,
>I could run them on a couple WinXP, Mac & and OSX machines. Post a link 
>when you get a chance.

I will, I'm strugling a bit with the look of the search box.  I'll need to 
use some rowspans to get it right.  I'll let you know through the list when 
I have something to test.

>There are alot of platforms and browsers to cover. Does this need to work 
>on all of them? What is the criteria to exclude a platform/browser from 
>the accepted list? There should really be some statistics as to what of 
>types of browsers are coming to apache.

The logs of the webserver can provide that info.  Who do we need to call 
upon for this one??


>Bert Van Kets wrote:
>>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 
>>>- 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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