Re: HTML Ideas

kitblake (kitblake@gig.nl)
Tue, 6 Jun 1995 09:29:52 +0100


Message-Id: <9506060729.AA11690@waterloo.gig.nl>
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 1995 09:29:52 +0100
To: www-html@www10.w3.org
From: kitblake@gig.nl (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.