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From "Noel J. Bergman" <n...@devtech.com>
Subject RE: Forrest-made James test site - sneak preview
Date Mon, 02 Dec 2002 07:19:06 GMT
Nicola,

Thanks for your changes.  Here are some additional specifics for your
consideration:

 - I prefer the left flush menu area from http://www.apache.org/~danny/
 - I like the indented menu layout from
http://www.krysalis.org/centipede/beta3/
 - I still prefer the section headings from http://www.apache.org/~danny/
 - I'm ambivalent about the "tabs", but if they are going to be there, I'd
prefer to see them look more like tabs (overlapped appearance and rounded
corners).
 - I like a > b > c nav in http://www.krysalis.org/centipede/beta3/

We can talk about colors after you look these others over.  :-)

What is the current status of proposing a site-wide look?  The look you have
in Krysalis is rather different from the basic Apache/Jakarta look, or the
similar look used on the current Avalon site.

	--- Noel

-----Original Message-----
From: Nicola Ken Barozzi [mailto:nicolaken@apache.org]
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 4:41
To: James Developers List
Subject: Re: Forrest-made James test site - sneak preview

Noel J. Bergman wrote:
> Nicola,
>
> What options exist to make it look more visually appealing?  Maybe it is
> just me, but when I compare the Forrest-made test site to Danny's
Maven-made
> test site at http://jakarta.apache.org/~danny/, I prefer the look of the
> latter.
>
> Specifics:
>
>   - I prefer the smaller font size
>   - I prefer the narrower menu, leaving
>     a wider main area, and less scrolling
>   - I prefer having section headings
>   - The intra-page section anchors are nice,
>     but not at the expense of everything else.
>
> YMMV, but those are my immediate visual responses.  And I am assuming that
> all of that is tunable.  Please compare the two sites, and let me know
what
> you think.  :-)

I think you have good points.

Actually, based on feedback from you guys and others, I've reworked the
forrest skin to match better your visual expectations.

Take a look here http://www.krysalis.org/centipede/beta3/ and see if
it's better. This skin could also be a visual reference for the new
forrest skin we're doing in pure CSS or used as such with color scheme
modifications.

--
Nicola Ken Barozzi                   nicolaken@apache.org
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)
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