[sword-devel] CrossWire website up and running

DM Smith dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 11 12:45:10 MST 2008

Greg Hellings wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 1:15 PM, Peter von Kaehne <refdoc at gmx.net> wrote:
>>> Agree with the OS icons being jittery and needing to be made more obvious.
>> Not jittery anymore, but a nbetter solution which is IE6 firm needs to
>> be found.
> Honestly?  Do we really need to bend over backwards to support a
> browser that's about a decade old?  If it's a minor fix like the
> problems in CSS or your HTML you mentioned in the other thread, sweet,
> but how much work really needs to go into supporting IE6?
>>> I'd like to see the banner and sidebar fixed and the content of the page
>>> scroll (without frames, iframes or javascript). I'll see what I can do,
>>> but don't hold your breath:)
>> That is easily done, but I would consider it a low priority. Remind me
>> if I have not come round to it after a time.
> If DM means fixed width, I strongly disagree.
I did not mean fixed width. I meant that scrolling to see the page's 
content does not cause the banner or the sidebar to scroll.

As a practical matter the main page has a minimum width, after which it 
does ugly things to the page.

>   My biggest pet-peeve
> with webpages, especially those which are mainly text with small icons
> like crosswire.org is when they have a fixed width.  I didn't grab a
> monitor capable of spreading my text out over 24 inches so that some
> page programmer can dictate to me that I get 800 pixels wide or 1024
> wide worth of used real estate and am forced to scroll for the rest of
> it.  That's why I use my desktop and a monitor like this - so I don't
> have to scroll at all.  On the other hand, having it display
> beautifully on my iPhone right now makes me happy.  If you force it to
> be x > 240px wide, then I'm ruined on there, being forced to scroll
> all over the place in different directions to get to content that I
> can see just fine now.  Leave it the way it is, please, and don't make
> me scroll vertically on my desktop and horizontally on my handheld,
> when I don't have to scroll either direction on either one at the
> moment.
> --Greg
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