[sword-devel] New Sword Website: Drum roll please...

Don A. Elbourne Jr. sword-devel@crosswire.org
Tue, 10 Jul 2001 08:20:15 -0500


Great job. You have done a lot of work! I love what you did with the FAQ....
well I better not start listing all the things that I like, or if I
inadvertently leave something out, you will think something is up.  :-) I
like it all.

Just a few considerations...

Under Download, it might be more logical to have the Source Code at the
bottom of the list, instead of the top. Also, in the side nav the order is
Linux, windows, and in the main cell the order is Windows, Linux. I don't
care which comes first, but maybe we could switch one around to be

The screenshot graphic on the download page is missing a border="0" and the
height and with attributes. And at one point it was linked to a larger
screenshot image. now it is linked to the main BibleCS page.

What is the latest news about the "news?" Did you find anyone that was
willing to work on that? What would really be cool is to allow authorized
people to use a web based form to submit news to a database. The news could
be inserted dynamically into the web page. It would also be cool if it could
crank out a RSS/RDF file so that the news could be syndicated to other
sites. For example on www.mychristianstart.com

BTW: There is an RDF file for the mailing list archive at

On the text/module downloads, I'm assuming you have those tables SSIed in.
The ModDisp.jsp generates <HTML></HTML> tags around the table. I think most
browsers ignore this, but some browsers might choke on it, I don't know. We
might want to look into removing those.

those are the only few things I see this morning. None of them are major.
You've done a great job!

by grace alone,

Don A. Elbourne Jr.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-sword-devel@crosswire.org
> [mailto:owner-sword-devel@crosswire.org]On Behalf Of Jonathan Hughes
> Sent: Monday, July 09, 2001 11:30 PM
> To: sword-devel@crosswire.org
> Subject: [sword-devel] New Sword Website: Drum roll please...
> Hey Everyone,
>     Well here is everyone's exclusive chance to see the new Sword website
> before the general public does, don't you feel privileged! :)
> Troy has setup
> a test server at http://www.sword.cx/sword/ , so point your browser there.
> This is not the final website so please do not tell your friends about The
> Sword Project and point them to this server, it is a test server only!
>     Here is what I need from you, if you are so inclined, I need feedback!
> Let me know if everything is setup ok, if the navigation is simple and
> intuitive? If not, what do you think will make it better. Does a
> sentence or
> paragraph not make sense? What would make it sound better. What other
> comments and/or suggestions do you have about the site, both praise and
> stuff that I need to change. I need the praise so I know that I am doing a
> good job, but mostly I need help on what needs to change before
> the website
> goes public. Please be very precise and descriptive when you are
> suggesting
> a change, including the file name if need be, so that I know what you are
> talking about and can work in changes quickly.
>     One small note about some of the links on the website, they
> may not work
> because they point to stuff, such as download files, that are only on the
> crosswire.org server, so once the website is transferred over to the
> crosswire.org server these links will work but that will only
> happen when we
> are ready to go public. Thank you everyone for your help!
> In Christ,
> Jonathan
> jhughes@crosswire.org