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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:33 pm 
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http://www.ooer.com/govwatchuk/

The site is going to be a political blog with a few extra features based on generating a league table of ministers. Does the design scream "awesome Web 2.0 blog" to you? What do you think of the menu being in the middle of the page? Do you like the big text?

(There's a couple of layout issues like spacing in IE and chart position icons in Opera ... so look at it in Firefox for now :) )


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:49 pm 
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Is that kind of a joke or you just deleted the CSS file accidentally or something like that? All I see is text - plain text :?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:10 pm 
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Yeah, I think you need to do a little more work on that one ... :?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:20 pm 
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The problem would be:
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<base href="http://localhost/govtrumps/version1/">

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 2:19 am 
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Doh! The perils of posting after going to the pub. Sorted that now. Mind you, it all works without the stylesheet so that's something.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:01 am 
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1. Change the background outside the main frame (light grey ?). I have a 1680x1050 display and the white space on the outside draws the eye more than the actual information.
2. In the second column (links).. Cannot distinguish other than the text that they are links.

Obviously these are very personal observations, feel free to say "what a load of *******" and ignore me.... :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:39 am 
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CoderGoblin wrote:
1. Change the background outside the main frame (light grey ?). I have a 1680x1050 display and the white space on the outside draws the eye more than the actual information.

This is presumably a problem you see on most fixed width sites, right?

CoderGoblin wrote:
2. In the second column (links).. Cannot distinguish other than the text that they are links.

Links will be underlined and a different colour (blue probably). I'm a bit of an accessibility nut ... it's just the dummy content isn't linked yet.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:52 am 
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onion2k wrote:
This is presumably a problem you see on most fixed width sites, right?


Most sites which I have seen which are fixed width don't have a white background with a white background for the main body. Most of them use either a flat colour or a graphic of some description as the <body> background.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:10 am 
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.blogText {

        margin: 10px 0px 15px 0px;

        text-align: justify;

        line-height: 1.5em;

        font-size: 16px;

}


Between line-height and font-size, line-height is more important. Font size is merely a recommendation. A larger font-size would be nicer. Also, do you have any real text that you can use? I don't assume that every blog post will simply be a large block of text without paragraph breaks.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:57 am 
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The blog needs to allow uses to override the font size with their browser settings (an accessibility issue) so I've intentionally left it as flexible as possible. Regarding the dummy content ... I'm not going to be the person writing it so as yet I don't have proper text.


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onion2k wrote:
The blog needs to allow uses to override the font size with their browser settings (an accessibility issue) so I've intentionally left it as flexible as possible. Regarding the dummy content ... I'm not going to be the person writing it so as yet I don't have proper text.


Allowing the user to change the font size is fine. What I'm suggesting is to make the default larger and to increase the line-height. People generally don't use text-size changing options, and line-height isn't easily changeable.

Basically, the text is difficult to read by default. This makes it inaccessible. Giving people the option of changing font size is all fine and good, but don't make you lazy.


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Wow, that is purply.


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It's actually more purpley now than the version up at the moment. :)


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CoderGoblin wrote:
1. Change the background outside the main frame (light grey ?). I have a 1680x1050 display and the white space on the outside draws the eye more than the actual information.

Like it now... :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:56 am 
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At first glance, the navigation menu made it looked cluttered, Likely from the large font size. Though, I think it'd look better along the top bar.


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