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home page - formatting problem - fixed height box at top

From: Barclay, Daniel <daniel@fgm.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2009 16:06:09 -0500
Message-ID: <4B158541.9020300@fgm.com>
To: <site-comments@w3.org>
On the new-style W3C pages, some box at the top of the page
containing the STANDARD, PARTICIPATE, etc., links apparently has a
fixed height instead of being allowed to adjust as necessary.

That means that some of the top navigation content disappears at
narrow browser windows widths.

At progressively narrow widths, on the W3C home page (http://www.w3.org/),
the ABOUT W3C link disappears, and then all three of the STANDARDS,
PARTICIPATE, and MEMBERSHIP links disappear at the same time.

However, on other pages (e.g., http://www.w3.org/standards/ and
http://www.w3.org/Consortium/), those links disappear one at a time.
(Actually, you can see how the STANDARDS link moves down when the
Views: ... part wraps, but the top box doesn't expand to let the
user see it.)

Agh!  I just noticed that the fixed height is apparently specified
in absolute units--enlarging the font size doesn't affect the box
size, and enlarging the font size enough also causes text to


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