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Re: New version of Quality Tips for Webmaster

From: Thanasis Kinias <tkinias@optimalco.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 18:25:09 -0700
To: Olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org, karl@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020418182509.A32166@glaux.ph.cox.net>
scripsit Olivier Thereaux:

> Another idea : put the "tip of the day box", with a distinct color (but
> not too violent, e.g some gentle green) above the form. 
> 
> I'm certain some people would recommend to "never put anything before
> the form", but remember most of "tip of the day" boxes pop up before you
> can actually use the sofware. I'm not sure if it's good or bad, your
> choice.

</lurk>

As someone who uses the Validator quite a lot, and who also uses Lynx, I
would say that anything added before the `This Page Is Valid' text would
reduce the useability of the Validator.  When one does a lot of
validation, having to scroll to find out whether the page is valid is
very inconvenient. 

With Lynx, it's even more inconvenient, because not much fits on a
typical 25 line terminal.  With the current :8001 configuration, the
navitation stuff (that CSS would put on the right-hand side) takes up
almost the full screen in a 25 line terminal.  Thanks for the 'skip
navigation' link, BTW!

Of course, if the `This Page Is Valid' text were moved to the top, right
under the <h1>, the arrangement of the whole rest of the page would be
less imporatant in this respect.

-- 
Thanasis Kinias
Web Developer, Information Technology
Graduate Student, Department of History
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona, U.S.A.

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