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Re: Mockups for the new main page and top level topic pages

From: Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2012 11:26:05 +0000
Cc: public-webplatform@w3.org
Message-Id: <9297FE3B-08FC-4ACD-931D-847137493A52@opera.com>
To: frozenice <frozenice@frozenice.de>
On 5 Dec 2012, at 18:28, frozenice <frozenice@frozenice.de> wrote:

> Looks good, but... :)
> 
> The sub-sections with the icons in front of them should be h3, as their parent is already h2.

ah ha! good call, thanks. I've changed them.

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> It looks a bit odd when the sample texts have different lengths, curious how you'll handle that.

Well, I was aiming to have the little summary texts at strictly the same number of lines. I don't think it would be that hard to enforce. The final implementation of this would have to use some kind of form/template, and I thought maybe we could use a fixed height for the boxes, and then enforce a maximum number of words for the summary texts, so that they don't look bad.

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> On 05.12.2012 16:25, Chris Mills wrote:
>> I have spent a fair bit of time today creating some mockups for a new look for the main pages, and the top level topic pages. I thought I'd share these first two with you, before going ahead and making any more, so I can get feedback
>> 
>> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/TEST:main_page
>> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/TEST:html
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>> In each case, the crazy floated boxes have placeholders for where icons will appear (the red/blue squares), and the descriptive text for each subpage. I will fill in those with real content as soon as it is available, and obviously this is fairly rough for now, but there is a limit to what you can do when messing around with inline styles ;-)
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>> The idea would be to use the exact same structure seen on the HTML page, for all other subpages, to give the whole site a nice degree of consistency.
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>> For now, can you let me know what you think?
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>> 
>> Chris Mills
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