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From Johan Kok <j...@messianic.dyndns.org>
Subject Re: [NOTE] Skin status update
Date Fri, 09 Jan 2004 09:52:19 GMT


Justus H. Piater wrote:

>Marshall Roch <marshall@exclupen.com> wrote on Thu, 08 Jan 2004
>16:48:01 -0500:
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>>>- In the top part, could one separate the rounded-corner images from
>>>  the horizontal and vertical lines? This would remove the size limits
>>>  imposed by the current images (see the search box if you grow the
>>>  font size).
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>>I don't believe so.  See the Sliding Doors[2] article on A List
>>Apart. I don't think this is too big of a deal, since the images will
>>be cached.  I will make them longer to support more drastic font
>>resizing.
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>Good point. It drastically simplifies tab layout, and the images are
>loaded only once. Moreover, the size difference is sub-proportional
>with compressed PNG.
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Just use SVG instead to get the autmatic sizing of the corners.

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>>>- The menu bar has absolute width. It should be relative to font size.
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>>To get the background to go all the way down the side, you have to use
>>a background image (which, obviously, is fixed-width).  I agree,
>>though, that it should be fluid, I just don't know if it's possible.
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>Why not use a menu bar <div> with height=100% that is covered at the
>top by whatever appears at the head of the page (header, tabs, ...)?
>Then you don't even need an image.
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There's cases where I would like to use an image, e.g. a watermark logo 
(even possibly using SVG) ... Just came across a site where I would like 
to do such, but has not ventured there yet. - Have an idea to try and 
use SVG.

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>Justus
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