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From "Jean T. Anderson" <...@bristowhill.com>
Subject Re: Incorporating the new derby logo into the web site
Date Thu, 22 Dec 2005 16:50:06 GMT
Andrew McIntyre wrote:
> On Dec 21, 2005, at 7:57 PM, Jean T. Anderson wrote:
>> We voted for more than just the one version of the logo with the text. 
>> In any event, that specific logo is great for the Derby documentation, 
>> but it's too wide for web site display. The screen shot at 
>> http://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/attachment/12321496/web-preview-20dec05-2.png

>> doesn't show what it looks like when you expand/reduce the browser 
>> window. The image displayed on the web site needs to be more narrow.
> I realize this isn't the best solution, but couldn't we put the current 
> logo in a fixed <div> as-is? And maybe swap the Derby and DB logos. Yes, 
> that means one of them flows off screen while the rest of the website 
> fits in the window width. But I wanted to point it out as another 
> possible option. 
> I just attached a version of the logo with the logo text at the current 
> size, but rearranged to make it more 
> narrow: http://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/attachment/12321510/derby-logo-move.jpg
> I can also resize and adjust this text however you like, and I think it 
> keeps more to the spirit of Roger's original submission to retain the 
> typeface and use of bold text. I could make this prettier by reducing 
> the size somewhat and right aligning the text, but I thought I would run 
> this first version by you to see if that was sufficient, and to get your 
> feedback on using a fixed <div> for the logos on the page (with either 
> logo.)

if you could figure out a way to make a fixed <div> work in forrest, 
that would open up another option -- I don't see how to make that work.

The best strategies so far seem to be:

  - keep the image narrow enough to fit
  - move the search box from the mast head to the nav bar on the left, 
which fortunately turns out to be easy to do


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