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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: first look at a scrolling News column...
Date Tue, 01 Jan 2013 14:40:36 GMT
On Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 9:56 PM, Kay.schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Well...unfortunately, the scroll bars don't show up on my phone :( Better techniques
needed.
>

Another option is not to maintain news stories on the website.
Instead we could use the blog for that, since it supports this kind of
thing naturally, keeping history, etc.  Then we just need the ability
to suck in the N-most recent (where 3<N<7) new stories from the blog's
RSS or Atom feed.   If we do that then we can generate a static
version of the homepage via the CMS and not require frames or
scrolling.

The ASF homepage does something like this.  We could probably reuse
some of their code.

-Rob


> Sent from my Samsung smartphone on AT&T
>
> -------- Original message --------
> Subject:RE: first look at a scrolling News column...
> From:"Dennis E. Hamilton" <orcmid@apache.org>
> To:dev@openoffice.apache.org
> Cc:
>
> The scroll bars aren't that bad.  They will work reasonably well working with a touch
screen/pad too.
>
> One suggestion: It's helpful if news items are always be dated [;<).
>
> - Dennis
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kay Schenk [mailto:kay.schenk@gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, December 31, 2012 15:06
> To: dev@openoffice.apache.org
> Subject: first look at a scrolling News column...
>
> Well, I have finally put up a mockup of what a scrolling News column on our
> home page would look like.
>
> This is in the "test" area on staging at the moment.
>
> http://ooo-site.staging.apache.org/test/
>
> This required editing changes to the index page and a minor styling change
> for the home.css styles along with using an ssi for the news instead of two
> areas.
>
> For this mockup, I did take out a LOT of old news.
>
> Anyway, see what you think. I find the scroll bars a bit ugly but we may be
> able to pretty them up somehow.
>
> This will save the hassle we currently do with the News items however.
>
> --
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MzK
>
> "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."
>                                                              --
> Aesop
>

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