Message-Id: <9506060729.AA11690@waterloo.gig.nl> Date: Tue, 6 Jun 1995 09:29:52 +0100 To: email@example.com From: firstname.lastname@example.org (kitblake) Subject: Re: HTML Ideas kit/Walter wrote: >>It would be a good idea if we could organize text into columns. >> >>Short term: >>This is partly because a lot of sites are making wide pages, which means >>that the text lines are very long, thus hard to read. This may fall into >>the style sheet arena, but.... > >Have you checked into tables? Ya, I've used them pretty extensively. In Netscape's implementation I find them hard to control becuase cell size depends on item size, or <BR>s. I would prefer there was some way to just set a column width as an absolute pixel measurement or a percentage. Then the text would flow in and wrap. >>Long term: >>I look forward to the day when we can drop the page metaphor, and have the >>browser take over the whole screen, as do some interactive programs. Then >>entering a site would really be entering a world. > >What if you want to view 3 different sites at once? It's something I do a lot. Me too. Usually waiting for one to load while I peruse the other. The browser could: have a window override option partition the screen have minimize icons (a la UNIX) which display updated thumbnails. We're talking big monitors here. In any case, a menu bar would appear when the cursor is over it, giving the option to change your world/window/view.