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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Forrest (a.k.a. xml.apache.org 2.0)
Date Tue, 18 Dec 2001 15:13:28 GMT
max@corrosive.co.uk wrote:
> >3) Navigation: the navigation experience on current xml.apache.org is a
> >nightmare. There is no way to perceive the basic elements of spatial
> >navigation: where am I? where can I go? how do I go back? how do I go
> >there?
> This navigation seems to definitely do a better job. You now have 2
> ways of structuring/navigate the info with the left and top nav.

Thank you. I still don't think it's perfect... expect an improved
version soon.

> >3) layout
> >---------
> >
> >The layout previously proposed on this list was a solution to the speed
> >problem but I couldn't adapt it to the depth needs identified in the
> >rest of the goals.
> >
> >So, I resurrected my rusty web design skills and came up with the layout
> >you find attached. I've tested it on IE 5.5, NS 4.78 and Moz 0.9.5 on
> >win2k.
> >
> >Feedback, suggestions and criticisms are appreciated.
> Comments:
> - while the Cocoon logo is sharp and neat, the xml.apache one seems a
> bit "washed out" with respect to the previous - can't that one be
> used?

Good point. +1

> - can the background of the main content area be of the same colour
> as for the selected tab (white in this case)?

Right, was a bug in my HTML. Already fixed.
> - is the main content going to be without "style"?

No, I concentrated on the navigation part, I'll come up with a complete
example in my next version of the layout.

> Stefano, as always I'm up to work these out, if you want. Just let me know.

I'll be honored if you help me out.

Expect a 1.1 version in a couple of days, let's work on that one.

Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
                          able to give birth to a dancing star.
<stefano@apache.org>                             Friedrich Nietzsche

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