[ZWeb] Re: website design discussion

Martijn Faassen faassen at infrae.com
Mon Sep 4 04:57:00 EDT 2006

Lennart Regebro wrote:
> On 9/4/06, Martijn Faassen <faassen at infrae.com> wrote:
>> Is 800x600 that common these days?
> Hardly by people that would be interested in Zope, right?

Trying it again on a 1200x1024 screen, with a window not full-screen so 
it's more like 1024 (my usual browser side), I still get sizable blue on 
both sides.

> Anyway, I think the important decision here is to make it readable.
> And that means that the content column should not fill out the whole
> page. On a 1600 pixel widescreen that looks like shit. And the content
> column is a good size now, and it looks fine on my 1024 screen. On my
> widescreen, it looks weird, but not as weird as it would look with
> wider content column.

It seems to me we're debating a strawman argument. I don't think anybody 
is debating the text should stretch fully. All I am saying: with the 
current style, I see a lot of blue that does nothing. I think there are 
ways to make this less of a problem:

* make the text area wider. Still fixed, but wider.

* add a sidebar on the left like in version 3 design 1.

* there are ways to make the design flow up to a point, but not all the 
way. I don't know how hard this is to accomplish, but I believe I've 
seen it done.

> This design is good. In fact, it's great. If we really want to use up
> more screen space, we could move the "extras" to a separate column,
> but I like the current way better.

I'd prefer the extras to be in a separate column indeed, and I like them 
as they are in version 3 of design 1.



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