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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 49819] Improved index.html for default ROOT application
Date Wed, 25 Aug 2010 14:37:59 GMT

--- Comment #4 from Pid <> 2010-08-25 10:37:54 EDT ---
More feedback, comments in response to Wes Acheson

> I think you still need the information that you are looking at
> root.war in there somewhere. Its the first thing that most new
> installs will want to know. How to change the page your looking at.


> At a resolution of 800x600 there is a minor issue with the left most
> column the text "$CATALINA_HOME/conf/tomcat-users.xml" is truncated
> behind the middle column.

Also noted.

> I don't know if it gives too good of an impression to have css that
> doesn't validate. I know this is because you are using the vendor
> extensions instead of the standards.

It's just quicker to code up this way, I'll output it all with actual graphics
to ensure consistency.

> Similarly the markup doesn't validate. I'm pretty sure this one
> should. Please note the previous tomcat root page didn't validate
> either.

Yep. See comments about IE & lazyness.

> I'm not that keen on the "buttons" on the right hand side of "upper".
> Users attach a different meaning to a button than to a link, I think
> it may decrease usablity.

I'll take input on ideas for visual ways of making those 3 UI elements distinct
- they are intended to indicate that there is functionality, rather than
information behind them, so this is deliberate.

> In future you will not be able to change a background image on hover.

It's experimental.

> The checkbox may be a bit misleading to people also especially as it
> implies something has or hasn't been done which isn't necessarily
> true.

It's also not working in some browsers already.

> I think the contrast should be increased in the rolover of the
> checkbox links in the header in case of people with impaired vision.
> Regards,
> Wes

Thanks for your input.

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