[Thunar-dev] Website template CSS update

Biju Chacko botsie at xfce.org
Tue Sep 20 06:47:12 CEST 2005

Jeff Franks wrote:
> I have modified the CSS file to display a narrower sidebar. Its width is 
> now 14em instead of 16em. Here are a couple of things you should keep in 
> mind when you look at the template.
> Firstly, the website does display properly in Konqueror, Opera and 
> Firefox 1.5b1. As soon as I can get my hands on the IE download for 
> Linux I'll check that out as well :-) . There are a few rendering and 
> scrolling bugs in firefox 1.04. I think you have to ignore these because 
> 1.04 will be short lived whereas the Thunar website wont. Eventually, 
> everyone will have 1.5 and it wont be an issue.
> Secondly, as Jannis rightly pointed out, it's a bad idea to set font 
> type and size for ordinary text in a web page. Especially font sizes 
> less than 1em. This is because you override the user's font prefences 
> which might not be suitable for the user. It is much better the design a 
> website to look reasonable at most font sizes and leave it up to the 
> user to decide what font to use. A case in point is for vision impaired 
> people (such as with Macula Degeneration). They usually look a web page 
> using a very, very large font. Another case is on PDA's. Web pages 
> should look reasonable on these small devices as well, but most web 
> pages don't. If you have a look at the template using different font 
> sizes you will see that the layout scales up and down reasonably well.
> Lastly, the current file extension used is .xhtml. This can always be 
> changed to .html if preferred.

This is a nice website. Lets go live with it and tweak it further as we 
go along, if necessary.

-- b

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