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

Jannis Pohlmann info at sten-net.de
Mon Sep 19 20:45:02 CEST 2005


Henrik Andersen schrieb:
> On 19/09/05, Jeff Franks <jcfranks at tpg.com.au> 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:
>>and here is the web page template and CSS file if your interested:
>>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.
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>>Thunar-dev at xfce.org
> Just want to comment on this, even though I'm in the words of
> Spottswoode "a butt-f*cking quitter".
> This is an extremely nice layout, and the code is top-notch. Congrats
> on making such a great website for Thunar. My only comment would be to
> go over the spelling. I can testify that it isn't easy to get spelling
> right in the middle of the night.
> ... I lied saying I only had one comment. I'd also slightly reduce the
> padding of the sidebar. And IE doesn't know what to do with the .xhtml
> files. That's it, though, promise!

Didn't look at it with an IE but I can do this tomorrow.

Jeff: You can use <!--[if IE]><style
type="text/css">...</style><[endif]--> in the XHTML template/code for
adding CSS which is intended to be parsed *only* by IE. This makes it
able to fix IE-specific bugs.


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