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From Stas Bekman <s...@stason.org>
Subject Re: mod_perl_site [design discussion]
Date Thu, 20 Dec 2001 19:28:18 GMT
Jonathan M. Hollin wrote:

> Stas,
> 
> :: OK, perhaps you can explain in more details of what do you mean by
> :: adding nbsp's. Do you always add them, or only when your script learns
> :: that the widest line in the autogenerated content is not long enough?
> :: Can you give an algorithm of nbsp's insertion: when, how many.
> 
> I presume the site is to be template-based?  If so, then you can either
> script them or just add them to the template.  Looking at the WYPUG site I
> realise that I did the latter (as opposed to scripting the insertion as per
> my original suggestion), but either way works.
> 
> So my template contains the following:
> 
> <!-- Table auto-fill -->&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
&nbsp; &nbsp;
> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <!-- end -->
> 
> Notice the normal space after each "&nbsp;"?  This is really important -
> without this you end up with one big, non-breaking line.  Reduce the screen
> resolution or window width and, you guessed it, horizontal scroll bars.


So you add it to all pages, no matter how much content do they have.

Sounds like a really smart idea! That most probably fixes the caveat of 
Thomas' table-less design with "slim" pages. Folks can you please try to 
apply this? Thanks!


> The above looks rather heavy, but the impact on the page is minimal (see ...
> blah, blah, blah).  On high resolution displays (or large window widths)
> you'll never know they're there.  On small windows (or resolutions) you just
> get a whitespace at the end of the content.  It's a kludge I know, but
> infinitely better than distorted tables.
> 
> I'll stress again, if anyone knows of an alternative solution (regardless of
> the outcome of the mod_perl site design) please let me know.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Jonathan M. Hollin - WYPUG Co-ordinator
> West Yorkshire Perl User Group
> http://wypug.pm.org/
> 
> 
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