Re: EVM Webpage template

From: Anand Pillai <abpillai_at_nospammail_dot_net>
Date: Thu Aug 07 2003 - 15:20:51 CDT

Hi Matteo

     Sorry for any confusion here. I just meant to follow its
style as a guideline for EVM project homepage, not to use
freemarker as a tool, at least right now.

I think we should not mix the discussions for developing
homepage with the Web UI for the final project. Anyway it
is nice that you initiated that discussion also, but I suggest
to start a fresh thread for it.

I have nerver done a webpage expcet for my simple lycos.co.uk
homepage, so I am interested in doing one with DHTML and the
works.

I think that we will need to support the major browsers
"out there", like Explorer 6.0, Mozilla 1.4 and Opera 7.0.
I am not an expert with HTML, so I cannot say how the
webpage design will vary between various versions of one
browser. Probably we can add javascript code inline to
take care of such inconsistencies between versions.

I can help you with the webpage and we can design one
for starters this weekend. It is not a major task, but I feel
that the project needs a homepage initially.

I suggested freemarker.org because we can come with with
a quick prototype homepage by just borrowing its layout,
and modifying the contents.

Anand

On Thu, 7 Aug 2003 21:00:38 +0200, "Matteo Giacomazzi"
<giacomazzi@programmazione.it> said:
> Hi Anand,
>
> AP> This is regarding the EVM project homepage at SF.
> AP> I would like to propose the following site as a possible candiate
> AP> template.
>
> AP> http://www.freemarker.org
>
> I guess I misunderstood your meaning: do you wish to follow its
> "guideline" as layout and style or do you suggest to use this tool as
> "template engine"?
>
> Because, in the second case, I would avoid Java as server-side
> language!
>
> AP> It uses a simple site layout with a table for navigation on the
> AP> left and a neat style sheet. It does not use DHTML (is my guess).
> AP> But the site design looks simple and elegant, apt for the project.
>
> Well, I can see only two main areas: the navigation bar on the left
> and contents on the right but I counted 18 tables on that HTML!!!
>
> Anyway, we should find a target for our site. How many "old browser"
> should we support? What about the "accessible web" (WCAG etc)?
>
> AP> Of course variations are welcome, perhaps a template using DHTML
> AP> for the links on the left, so it looks a bit alive.
>
> Using CSS we can give it some life, no problem. In case someone is
> using a full-textual or a pretty old browser, we don't have to worry:
> the site will be "readable" (...accessible...) anyway.
>
> AP> The content ? For starters, this might be ok
>
> AP> 1. History/motivation behind the project
> AP> 2. Key people involved and links to their homepages/websites
> AP> 3. Papers published on electronic voting systems.
> AP> 4. Links to similar projects on the internet.
> AP> 5. Links to events happening related to electronic
> AP> voting.
> AP> 6. Technology behind the project and related links
> AP> 7. List archives of discussions - links
> AP> 8. Last but not the least, links to the programming
> AP> language of choice.
>
> AP> I have requested Matteo to look into this task since he has some
> AP> experience in web design and is nifty with HTML/DHTML/CSS etc.
>
> More interesting for me (quoting Alan):
> > ajdechert: I just want the demo done soon and it should look really
> > reallly good. It needs to work standalone, and we need a version
> > people can try out via the web.
>
> I'd like to develope its GUI. IMHO, everything should work on the
> client-side only (except, maybe, the language translations that could
> be provided via XML). BTW, here the accessiblity is a great issue, if
> we want to support _all_ the browsers!
> I would say that we could support only IE6, Netscape6/7 and Mozilla as
> well as any *standard* browser with *standard* DOM support and
> *standard* ECMA-script support.
>
> What do you think about this?
>
> Many thanks!
>
> --
> Ciao,
> Matteo
> mailto:giacomazzi@programmazione.it
>

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