RE: Web page foratting request

From: Popkin, Laird (WMG Corp) <"Popkin,>
Date: Tue Apr 13 2004 - 09:43:27 CDT

We have a system built that's database driven (Drupal, see www.drupal.org)
so that all layout is driven by templates and CSS. You can see it at
http://gyaku.pair.com/~vote/drupal/. Aside from being database driven (i.e.
anyone can update the site if they have permission) it's got bulletin
boards, subscription to email updates, etc. As you will see, there's
something a little quirky about the layout that I've not been able to track
down; if anyone on the list can figure out why the page doesn't look quite
right, I'd love to hear it; once we fix that, we can swap it in as the
primary web site, which will make life a bit easier going forward.

- LP

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-voting-project@afterburner.sonic.net
[mailto:owner-voting-project@afterburner.sonic.net]On Behalf Of Nathan
L. Adams
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2004 9:30 AM
To: voting-project@lists.sonic.net
Subject: Re: [voting-project] Web page foratting request

On Sunday 11 April 2004 04:03 am, Karl Auerbach wrote:
> I have a request for whoever is driving the website layout:
>
> Because we are using frames, large items such as the FAQ do not print
> properly or fully. (The FAQ has grown to 23 pages.)
>
> I'd certainly like to see the frames go away, but in the short term could
> we provide links to "printable versions" that bring up the pages without
> frames? (Again using the FAQ as an example - it is a fully formed HTML
> document in its own right, so it works well in its own browser window.)
>
> --karl--

Shouldn't we be using some sort of XML to mark up the pages and CSS for
layout? Its really not that hard to set up, and its much easier to maintain.

That sort of setup also allows appropriate formating for things such as PDAs

and printers.

Nathan

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