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Re: [Mingw-cross-env-list] Project website design

From: Nikos Chantziaras
Subject: Re: [Mingw-cross-env-list] Project website design
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 12:40:13 +0300
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On 04/20/2010 01:30 PM, Volker Grabsch wrote:
Nikos Chantziaras<address@hidden>  schrieb:
On 04/16/2010 02:42 PM, Volker Grabsch wrote:
Nikos Chantziaras<address@hidden>   schrieb:
This may be a weird question, but how was the project's homepage
created?  Is it hand-written HTML or was a design tool used?
If yes, which?

It is hand-written HTML, designed to be as simple and readable
as possible in HTML.

I hope it's OK if I copy that and use it in the homepage of one of my
own projects?

I'm glad you like my style, and I'm happy to see that style
being adopted by other websites.

It's very clean, neat, easy to read and navigate without bloating it with bells&whistles. Perfect for pages without large amounts of content. I like it :)

However, I recommend to change the embedded CSS code a lot, such
that your project homepage gets a unique touch. You should at least
change all colors (expect for the black text color and the white
text background, of course). You might also want to change some
box sizes, spacings and font sizes according to your taste.

I changed a few things, and also got rid of the single-document style. I use an shtml file for every section and serve them with SSI (server-side includes) which works in every browser since it's done by the web server.

This also allows to get rid of the "margin-bottom: 100%;" setting in ".section", as well as using "width: 60%;" instead of making the whole page fixed-width.

Of course this approach won't work for offline viewing. SSI means a web-server needs to serve the documents. Just opening them locally in a browser won't work.

BTW, what projects are you talking about? I'm curious to see the

It's this here:


Just in case you have an acknowledgement section or similar, you
should acknowledge the mingw-cross-env project rather than me in
person, i.e. something like that: "Web design inspired by the
<a href="http://mingw-cross-env.nongnu.org/";>mingw-cross-env website</a>"
But this is no requirement, of course. Feel free to reuse the
HTML code without such a notice.

I've put an entry there, pointing to mingw-cross-env. I'm always happy to give credit where credit is due :)

I'd also like to link back to your project site if it is somehow
connected to mingw-cross-env. For instance, if you create the
win32 version of that project using mingw-cross-env, I'd be happy
to get a quick note.

That project is pretty much the reason I installed mingw-cross-dev, but unfortunately the application does not work when built with it:


So, nope.  No quick note, at least for now :P

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