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From: Rene Rivera (grafik.list_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-08-12 22:40:54

Andrey Melnikov wrote:
> Rene Rivera wrote:
>>This "flicker" is only a problem on IE. There's only so much time I will
>>spend on working around bugs on IE. Just like we don't spend much time
>>in supporting old C++ compilers.
> I'd suggest just not to use these >> at all and use 2 stylesheets on the
> page so if user has a browser capable to select stylesheets she will be
> happy.

The flicker also has nothing to do with the >> images for the links on
the menus.

It already uses 2 stylesheets, and the next design uses 7. But what you
meant where alternate stylesheets. And that doesn't work on all popular

> I'm against JS, page beauty and fixing IE bugs. I'm for standard
> compliant XHTML/CSS, and for page usability. Boost doesn't e

It's already XHTML & CSS compliant. It's also mostly compliant with a
variety of WAI requirements. It doesn't use JS, except to work around IE
bugs where it was easy, convenient, well documented. and tested fix. If
you don't want "beauty" you can turn the stylesheet off, use a text
browser, override with some other styles, or just look at the well
structured XHTML source directly.

> But I'd prefer more visible links.

It's been noted and will hopefully improve in the future.

> Body readability
> doesn't matter at all for me.

The your are very far away from the target audience we expect to be
_reading_ the Boost web pages. Perhaps you should say how you want to
use the web pages and we can try to accommodate that behavior, because
it may be a common behavior of visitors.

> I vote for something like
> (as an alternate
> stylesheet).

It's also been mentioned before. And at least one person did a sample of
the Boost page with that design.

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