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From: Jason Earl (Jason_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-04 08:19:43

Coming from a web design / web programming background (PHP), if there
is anything i can do towards the design / interface / back-end, I would
would be happy to put some time into site if there is anything I can

There are pro's and cons with fixed width design. Fixed width can make
things a lot more readable as you don't have excessively long lines to
read on computers with hi-res screens. A lot of people do find this is
true. On the other hand for a site involving a lot of code snippets,
you will have a lot of <code> and / or <pre> blocks that have code that
need to be non wrap-able and monospace fonts, so liquid layouts are a
bonus there, as these code snippets can often break a fixed width

Using CSS / XHTML it is possible to allow the user have choice over
fixed / liquid / elastic layouts (This way the user can have the choice
what layout they want), and I have experimented with this personally. I
would be happy to contribute my skills in this direction. I have decent
design skiils and could probably come up something design wise a little
more interesting without going too OTT (nothing worst than sites that
have that nasty generic / busy Postnuke / Tikiwiki feel to them).

Anyway thats just a bit of food for thought.


On 4 Ebr 2005, at 13:35, Miro Jurisic wrote:

> In article <20050404045007.M6858_at_[hidden]>,
> "Jeff Garland" <jeff_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> I favor user control over publisher control.
> This can be designed so that you can use a custom style sheet to
> override.
>> ps: In case you can't tell this one is a pet peeve of mine -- I
>> really, really
>> dislike fixed width sites. Let's not make Boost one of them.
> I don't think that "this is a pet peeve of mine" is a valid argument.
> You are
> basically saying that we should sacrifice readability for the majority
> of users
> who will come to the site and not even be aware of the fact that the
> reason that
> the web site is hard to read is that their window is wide. I don't
> think that's
> the right tradeoff here.
> meeroh
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