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Re: Ugh

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 08 Jul 2000 12:20:23 -0400
Message-ID: <396754C7.422AAA60@w3.org>
To: Cesar Eduardo Barros <cesarb@nitnet.com.br>
CC: site-comments@w3.org
Cesar Eduardo Barros wrote:
> I've just "discovered" the new layout, and my first reaction was "ugh -- am I
> really at the right site?"
> - I liked the greater amount of older news in the front page, but the first one
>   should be more separated from the others (like using a black CSS border)

What about <h2>More news</h2> ?

> - The color in the right column is *awful*! I can't emphasize this enough. You
>   really need a better color scheme.

While I hear clearly your emphasis, I'm not sure we'll change it. People
will never agree on colors. We had a yellow option, but that interfered
with the default selection color on Netscape. If we use white on blue,
that breaks with some browsers. The number of color-related issues,
not to mention taste, goes beyond what I'm willing to worry about...

> - The right column, again. Lumping all sections together, putting them in alpha
>   order instead of dividing in topics as before, putting them _last_ in the
>   column, using auto-word-wrap instead of one-per-line (way too easy to slip
>   when clicking and harder to find what you're looking for)... At least their
>   contents weren't "reformatted" ;-) (and they are the "meat" of the site, they
>   deserve more respect!)

Yes, people seem to agree pretty universally that the list of keywords
not working. We will try to come up with another approach, I think.

> - Did I tell you about the color scheme?

No, what do you think of the orange nav bar????


 - Ian
> --
> Cesar Eduardo Barros
> cesarb@nitnet.com.br
> cesarb@dcc.ufrj.br

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