[Thunar-dev] Thunar rather than later... it's a website!

Anders Aagaard aagaande at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 19:55:31 CEST 2005

Jeff Franks wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've been working hard for the past three weeks on my proposal for the 
> Thunar web site. Rather than risk the discussion becoming an off topic I 
> collaborated with Jannis Pohlmann off-list to nut out the technical 
> XHMTL/CSS details, to ensure the website would be standards compliant. 
> Achieving compliance and a great looking design was hard... because I 
> had to think outside the box. I'm happy with the result though and 
> hopefully you will be too.
> So here is the website:
> http://xfc.xfce.org/tmp/thunar-web
> and here is the web page template and CSS file if your interested:
> http://xfc.xfce.org/tmp/thunar-web/template.xhtml
> http://xfc.xfce.org/tmp/thunar-web/styles/thunar-blue.css.
> Here are a few points to note:
> 1. I wanted to design a layout that could easily be used for a new Xfce 
> website (and any of its related websites) if so desired. Just change the 
> color scheme and logos.
> 2. The main page, index.xhtml contains Dublin Core meta elements for the 
> HTML head (http://dublincore.org/documents/dcq-html/). If you didn't 
> know, these elements are one of the best ways to make a website known to 
> the most important search engines.
> 3. The 'top bar' is the area where links to external websites could be 
> placed, as is currently done on the Xfce website. As there are no links 
> there yet I have temporarily inserted space. If the space is not there 
> the top bar will not be displayed.
> 4. The space below the sidebar could be used for dedicated icons, such 
> as a WC3 XHTML 1.0/CSS compliance icon, or a sponsor's icon if there was 
> a sponsor.
> 5. With the Opera browser there is a 'corner' image display problem 
> because of the way the browser resizes images. This is not my problem 
> and by now I'm sure Opera users are used to such bad effects.
> 6  The text content and links have just been taken from the current 
> Thunar site as an example of what the new web pages could contain.  The 
> text and links can be changed/refined as  required.
> Well that's it. Let me know what you think. It's 0339 in the morning and 
> I have to get to bed so I'll answer any posts that need to be answered 
> when I wake up.

Looks very nice, clean layout, I like it.  One thing I noticed was that
I couldn't use my mouse scroll to scroll all of the page.  If I put my
mouse over the left part of the page (blue part) I can scroll the entire
page, if I put it over the white part with news and such, I can only
scroll a little.

> Jeff.
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