[sword-devel] Icon bar and redirects. (new website)

DM Smith dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 11 14:28:13 MST 2008

Keeps looking better!
Just a small comment regarding how I work and given that, how the 
website looks. I have a 17" wide screen laptop (1440x900) and typically, 
I'll make the browser about 1/2 the width of the screen. This has some 
adverse impacts:
1) The banner links wrap to several lines. After a point, the banner is 
truncated. In going to www.crosswire.org/flashcards with the old banner 
having 2 lines of links, it doesn't wrap or get truncated, taking up 
less vertical space when set to about 600-700 pixels wide.
2) The application icons wrap and float over what follows. If the 
instruction blurb were placed either before or after, then this would 
not happen.

Other than that the changes look good in a narrow window.

Related to this. I know two people who, having vision problems, 
regularly set their monitor to 640x480 or 800x600. This would happen for 
them, too.

Someone had mentioned the amount of white space in the banner being 
large and suggested minimizing it. I agree. The logo is cool, but 
perhaps it could be a little bit smaller? The other sub-sites currently 
make use of the bar at the top of the page, but here it is just solid 
red. Not sure if it is necessary.

God Bless You!


Peter von Kaehne wrote:
> To avoid thread overload..
> I have addressed practically all issues mentioned yesterday apart from
> - those where I disagreed (off site links in the top, no JAVA software
> link )
> - those which are lowish priority (Site search, fixed top and side menu,
> sliding underneath).
> All rendering problems (apart from the iconbar) are resolved. either by
> finding my mistakes or by a broswer sniff.
> The most important remaining issue is the icon bar. I think it is thre
> right solution as it saves space, is intuitive (after some changes) and
> looks ok - well it would if it worked allright. I have a problem with
> pngs and IE6. How can I get transparency? Is there another solution? Ar
> GIfs better in this place and function? I have moved away from the
> growing Icon, but think that a changed background or even better a
> moving frame would be best. Any advice welcome.
> redirects - I have inserted HTML driven redirects but think it would be
> better to have this as a server directive like .htacess. Is there a way
> of doing this in Tomcat?
> Thanks a lot!
> Peter
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