From: Paul Sokolovsky <Paul.S<okolovsky@te...> - 2000-11-14 21:30:46
This is a forwarded message
From: Laura Michaels <lmemsm@...>
To: pgarceau@... <pgarceau@...>
Subject: mingw web site
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Paul G. wrote:
>Laura, are you still with us?
Yes. Still here. Maybe my e-mail isn't. Wrote a reply regarding the web site,
but don't recall seeing it come back across the mailing list.
Will try to paraphrase, but probably won't do it as well as the first e-mail.
I said, I felt that it was difficult to keep up with the web site documents
and especially the FAQ when any developer could go in and change it. Would
prefer to see an editor or group of editors okay changes before they end up
in CVS so that there will be uniformity to the documents and also to double
check for typos/spelling/grammar etc. and catch more of them.
Regarding the current web site. I like the current design. Haven't checked
out the new design yet. I do feel strongly that web sites should be readable
on all browsers. There's a great web site, http://www.anybrowser.org/campaign/,
that offers some useful design tips for this. For the record, black lettering
on grey background is supposed to offer the least eye strain ergonomically.
Also, when a web site uses graphics, it needs to use the alt tags or the lynx
users won't be able to make it out. There are some copies of lynx downloadable
from the web if anyone wants to check the designs out on it. I do that with
all my web pages. There's also a validator for HTML (and XHTML) at http://validator.w3.org
that I use on all my pages. I highly recommend it. I also recommend any new
pages use XHTML instead of HTML. You can do the same things with it. XHTML
will be readable to people using handheld devices to access the Internet (unlike
HTML) and will reach more people in the long run.
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Paul Sokolovsky, IT Specialist