[sword-devel] CrossWire frontpage

DM Smith dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 5 06:54:19 MST 2008

On Dec 5, 2008, at 4:51 AM, Peter von Kaehne wrote:

> Dear all,
> Last night I ripped a copy of the front page apart and put it back
> together again, but now with a largely CSS based design instead of a
> table based one (tables are still used, but are not providing anymore
> the skeleton.
> It looks pretty much the same (took a while), but is now I think more
> open to clever people doing things with CSS which I can not do.  
> Also, I
> think the reduced weight and complexity of the jsp code might open up
> the door to a more dynamic design similar to the SwordWeb index.jsp
> Could you have a look at it? It is not committed and is currently at a
> temporary location:
> www.crosswire.org/newindex.jsp
> compare it (both final aspect and jsp source) with
> www.crosswire.org/index.jsp

Just a couple thoughts:
How about floating the page top and the side banner and defining the  
rest of the area as scrollable?
An example:
(Stu Nichols other stuff is worth looking at for ideas! see: http://www.cssplay.co.uk 

How about a vertical accordion layout?
An example:

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