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Re: new-site comments - wasted space - double level of left column

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 15:43:06 -0500
Cc: "Barclay, Daniel" <daniel@fgm.com>, <site-comments@w3.org>
Message-Id: <13BA1FE9-E3B3-4741-931B-450BDAD9782D@w3.org>
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>

On 1 Apr 2009, at 12:45 PM, Ian Jacobs wrote:

>
> On 1 Apr 2009, at 12:22 PM, Barclay, Daniel wrote:
>
>> I wrote:
>> > Regarding the page at http://beta.w3.org/standards/webarch/
>> >
>> > Breaking the main column down into a left column and a right column
>> > (repeating the breakdown at the top level of the page structure)  
>> frequently
>> > wastes a lot of horizontal space.
>>
>> Notice in the attached screen shot how taking a whole column for  
>> section
>> headings (e.g., Other Working Drafts), wastes all of that width for  
>> almost
>> the entire height of the content to the right that it labels).
>>
>> For those section headings, could you find a more space-efficient  
>> layout?
>> Perhaps having the label cells span two columns and narrowing the  
>> first
>> column like this would work (view this in a fixed-width font, of  
>> course):
>>
>
> Yes, point taken for that layout. I'll look into simpler headings  
> there.


We've changed the layout on these pages; see:
   http://beta.w3.org/standards/techs/css

I've attached a screen shot; seems like an improved use of space.

  _ Ian




>
> _ Ian
>
>>
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>> ...
>> |     |                                  |
>> +-----+----------------------------------+
>> | Other Working Drafts                   |
>> +-----+----------------------------------+
>> |     | HTML 5                           |
>> +-----+----------------------------------+
>> |     | HTML 5 differences from HTML 4   |
>> +-----+----------------------------------+
>> | next label text                        |
>> +-----+----------------------------------+
>> |     |                                  |
>> ...
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Daniel
>> --
>> (Plain text sometimes corrupted to HTML "courtesy" of Microsoft  
>> Exchange.) [F]
>>
>> <W3C_beta_5.PNG>
>
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