Subject Re: [IBDI] design
Author Helen Borrie
At 03:24 PM 22-03-00 +0200, you wrote:
>From: "Damyan Ivanov" <divanov@...>
> > Cross-browserness is the problem. On my 15" monitor IE5 doesn't handle
>A cite from the source:
><img src="./img/masthead1.jpg"
>width="960" height="120">
>How is this supposed to be viewed on ordinary 15" 800x600 monitor?
>There must be some way to fit all information on less space.

On another community site I maintain, which goes back to the days when
monitors were 14", we set an 800 limit. We get moans and groans from
people about all the whitespace at the right hand side. You can't please
everyone. Any reason you can't use the scroll-bar? Just curious...

>My proposal: left side buttons could be put after the heading banner
>horizontally in two rows. They could even be simple text links ot some
>text-style [buttons].

Could do...the site will be reviewed shortly when we put it under
WebHub. I think we have too many pages on the site to do top buttons but
I'll try it and see how it goes...

>The freed space can be used for the right-side
>column. The top banner should be cut a little as well.

It could do with being less deep but less width on a filled rectangle looks
terrible on high-res displays. I'm not losing sleep over it. We have a
lot of material to accommodate, it's not a long-established site, it grows
almost faster than I can keep up with it and I don't have any plans to
compete in any 'Site Beautiful' contests. It seems like the least of my
concerns right now and I don't propose to get involved in any protracted
discussions with folk over site design. Let's leave that to commercial
companies who pay people to maintain their web sites and don't mind waiting
a fortnight for updates.

>My 2 cents.

And that's mine.

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