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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Forrest Layout version 1.3
Date Sat, 29 Dec 2001 15:07:08 GMT
Hi people,

I spent some time on the forrest layout and reached a layout that
appears promising.

The goals were:

1) visual coherence

2) simplicity

3) density of information, but without sacrificing readability

4) gives a proper graphical identity to the site

5) modular and extensible

6) impose the least possible limits to the nesting of the information

7) highly resizable (readable on 640x480)

8) color-blind friendly (luminance is associated with information, not
crominance)

9) fast to download and to render (reduce graphics to the bare minimum)

10) high contract on content sections (black/white)

11) intuitive navigation up to the very last nesting level

12) media-specific formats (single-page|paginated|print-friendly)

13) made for newbies

You find the screenshots at 

 http://www.apache.org/~stefano/forrest/1.3/

where

 home.gif ----> the site home page
 page.gif ----> a paginated page very deep in the nesting hierarchy

NOTE: the work is far from being done. there are a number of things that
are yet to do and I think the homepage still needs lots of work on the
software presentation area since I don't like the fact that crosses the
'fold' of the page (means that you have to scroll to see all the
sofware).

Comments and suggestions will be very welcome.

Ciao.

-- 
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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