From: Jonathan Gutow <gutow@uw...> - 2008-12-08 19:53:02
I like having the table of contents available all the time and don't
mind having to scroll it (I use a scroll-button mouse). However, I
think that some of Rolf's comments are valid. Here are some thoughts
on ways to address Rolf's comments:
1) Make the right window the same scrolling documentation as before.
Then the built-in browser search can be used. I realize this will
increase the load time, but I think that is small price to pay.
2) To help with the width problem you could make the scrolling menu a
drop-down menu. See my Jmol tutorial page for a very simple
implementation. I use a drop-down for the Tutorial index, (thanks to
Angel :) for helping me get it working cleanly).
3) There is definitely something funny going on with the index at the
bottom, which sometimes appears and sometimes doesn't.
On Dec 8, 2008, at 1:09 PM, jmol-users-request@...
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> Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2008 19:23:14 +0100
> From: Rolf Huehne <rhuehne@...>
> Subject: Re: [Jmol-users] documentation code revised
> To: jmol-users@...
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> Robert Hanson wrote:
>> Jmol users -- you will see some changes at
>> The page should load faster and work a little better. Please let me
>> know if you have any problems with it or with style suggestions.
> I don't like the new design at all!
> Although loading is slightly faster (5 sec compared to 10sec), working
> with it is much slower and much more tedious.
> 1) Only a small part of the command overview section is visible now
> at a
> time. So you (almost) always have to scroll around to find the command
> of interest. With the old version fitting on a single page a single
> glance was sufficient.
> 2) The width for the actual documentation of a command is reduced.
> also requires more scrolling. And within the tables (e.g.:
> the description columns are really small now. This makes them less
> 3) You can't search any more through the whole documentation. The
> "Search the Database" function at the top (which doesn't work for
> me in
> the new version) is in no way a replacement for the very nice and fast
> incremental search function of Firefox.
> Conclusion: Gaining a few seconds at the initial loading is not worth
> the disadvantages!
Dr. Jonathan H. Gutow
Chemistry Department gutow@...
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