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

Jari Rahkonen jari.rahkonen at pp1.inet.fi
Mon Sep 19 20:48:02 CEST 2005

Anders Aagaard wrote:

> 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 pretty, but I have to join the chorus and say that the sidebar
is definitely too massive.

> 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.
If you're using firefox 1.0.x, this might be due to a known problem with
gtk2 builds of the browser and divs with the css property 'overflow' set
to 'auto'. I can't be bothered to check the style sheet right now to make
sure. Here's a test case:


Works fine here on firefox 1.5 beta.


- Jari

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