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Main site fixes, suggestions
« on: August 21, 2007, 01:51:29 PM »

Maybe I am nit picking little things over the main site... but maybe Luka would want to check things over for consistancy

1.  Shouldn't the top right div come down a bit to align with the left heading border (front page) /breadcrumb border (other pages)?
2.  Sections div should have a width of 90% to be consistant with the body, the border goes all across the screen.
3.  Section border should be replaced with the swiggle line before the footer, again for consistancy.
4.  References to 1.5 should be 1.6/1.5 for consistancy with the main downloads: http://snewscms.com/help/installing-snews/
5.  LAMP and MAMP should be mentioned in snews-on-your-computer.  At least a extrenal link to help get set up on relevant machines. (LAMP can be listed saying please visit your distro's help or forum pages for more info to install).  LAMP and MAMP are specialized for their respected OS.  Also WAMP is mentioned in the Glossary, sems to make sense to mention it here too.
6.  In addition to 5: In the glossary

XAMPP
Another Apache, MySql, PHP server bundle for use on a Windows machine.

Should be Windows, Linux and Mac for consistancy to the snews on your computer page.
7. Possible links in FAQ to the Getting started (to make sure everything is set up correctly), Template tags, Glossary
8.  FAQ:
    1. Mod rewrite references Linux server, if referencing Xampp, that should be mentioned
    2. 1.5 should changed to 1.6 to show the newest version
    3.  No RSS-logo in the address bar - maybe have a link to an rss logo or http://www.feedicons.com/
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Re: Main site fixes, suggestions
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2007, 01:56:57 PM »

Just for cosmetics:
A little question: why the sNews petals aren't used for the favicon?

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Re: Main site fixes, suggestions
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2007, 02:09:26 PM »

Also the contrast between new posts and no new posts needs a little adjusting. The only difference is a small little check mark, very hard to see.
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Re: Main site fixes, suggestions
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2007, 02:13:59 PM »

Tarm, that shoudl be for the forum thread not this one, but good point.  Also to add to your point, the New posts should stand out more.

Sven, good question...

Oh one more thing, where is my picture under the sNews dudes?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

(just kidding!!!!)

If any of my above points are not valid just let me know.  I may have oversighted or overstepped myself somewhere.
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Re: Main site fixes, suggestions
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2007, 02:46:37 PM »

Other "new post" images are on the way...
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Re: Main site fixes, suggestions
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2007, 02:47:02 PM »

All good points. I am sure we'll get these little things touched up within the next week or so... we all want to at least get used to the new environment for a spell though... me for one. Nice pix Centered.
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Re: Main site fixes, suggestions
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2007, 03:14:41 PM »

Other "new post" images are on the way...

heh....I just made some:





I was thinking the same thing. That would look sweet.
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Re: Main site fixes, suggestions
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2007, 03:18:05 PM »

Atleast two persons are way ahead of you guys :lol:
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Re: Main site fixes, suggestions
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2007, 03:52:10 PM »

Thanks for your points, there's room for improvements and I'm about to make them. The site in IE also doesn't look very nice.

Thanks for the favicon also, I've uploaded it but it doesn't show for some reason.
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Re: Main site fixes, suggestions
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2007, 04:34:00 PM »

I see it in IE7 (not in IE6) and Opera 9
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Re: Main site fixes, suggestions
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2007, 06:35:35 PM »

Luka, you may want to check the markup too, the front page doesn't validate:

<html xmlns=".w3.org/1999/xhtml">
Should be
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

<div id="right"> should be <div class="right">

and the p style in the footer should be in the style sheet or in a style int he header

I have the whole markup here if you want:
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<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
  <head>
    <!-- base href="http://snewscms.com/" -->
    <title>sNews</title>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
    <meta name="description" content="sNews - Lightweight CMS" />
    <meta name="keywords" content="snews, lightweight, single, file, cms" />
    <meta name="Robots" content="index,follow" />
    <meta name="Generator" content="sNews 1.5" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="style.css" media="screen" />
    <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS 2.0"
    href="http://snewscms.com/rss/" />
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="http://snewscms.com/favicon.ico" />
    <style type="text/css">
  p.c1 {float: right; text-align: right; }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="header" class="wrap">
      <a href="http://snewscms.com/" title="sNews"><img src="logo.gif"
      id="logo" alt="sNews" /></a>
      <div id="top">
        <p>Hey, <b>centered effect</b>, you have <a
        href="http://snewscms.com/forum/index.php?action=pm">0 messages</a>, 0 are
        new.</p>
      </div>
      <ul id="menu">
        <li><a href="http://snewscms.com/" accesskey="h" title="Home"><span
        class="key">H</span>ome</a></li>
        <li><a href="http://snewscms.com/home/download/" accesskey="d"
        title="Download sNews"><span class="key">D</span>ownload</a></li>
        <li><a href="http://snewscms.com/help/" accesskey="p" title="Help">Hel<span
        class="key">p</span></a></li>
        <li><a href="http://snewscms.com/extend/" accesskey="e"
        title="Extend sNews"><span class="key">E</span>xtend</a></li>
        <li><a href="http://snewscms.com/forum/" accesskey="f"
        title="sNews Community"><span class="key">F</span>orum</a></li>
        <li><a href="http://snewscms.com/home/about/" accesskey="a"
        title="About this project"><span class="key">A</span>bout</a></li>
      </ul>
    </div>
    <div class="wrap">
      <div id="left">
        <h2>Experience the lightweight elegance!</h2>
        <p><a href="http://www.snewscms.com/" title="sNews">sNews</a> is a completly
        free, standards compliant, <a href="http://www.php.net/"
        title="Hypertext Preprocessor">PHP</a> and <a href="http://www.mysql.com/"
        title="Open Source Database">MySQL</a> driven <a
        href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_management_system" title="CMS">content
        management system</a>. Consisting of only one small core file, sNews is extremely
        lightweight, easy to install, and easy to use via a simple web interface.</p>
        <p><strong>sNews is for everyone</strong><br />
        With sNews you can create a website that consists of dynamic pages and have a
        blog at the same time. sNews has a front page option and categories for you to
        categorize your articles. Corporate CMS or a personal blog - your choice.</p>
        <p><strong>Search Engines dig sNews. Really.</strong><br />
        sNews uses search engine friendly URLs throughout, to make your website truly
        loved by Google and other search engines (as well as your visitors). This makes a
        sNews driven site highly SE optimised from the get-go and will greatly assist in
        your site obtaining a good SE ranking.</p>
      </div>
      <div class="right">
        <h3><a href="http://snewscms.com/home/download/" title="Download sNews!">Download
        sNews 1.6</a></h3>
      </div>
      <div class="right">
        <h3>What's New?</h3>
        <p>sNews finally got it's own site and it's in progress of moving here so please
        bare with us while we complete the move. The old forum from <a
        href="http://www.solucija.com/">Solucija</a> was shut down and transfered
        completly.<br />
        <br />
        Thank you and enjoy your stay.</p>
      </div>
    </div>
    <div id="sections">
      <div class="wrap">
        <div class="half">
          <h3><a href="http://snewscms.com/help/getting-started/"
          title="Get Started with snews">GET STARTED</a></h3>
          <p>sNews requires PHP, MySQL and mod rewrite. If your server meets those
          requirements, get started and learn how to install sNews on your website in 3
          easy steps.</p>
        </div>
        <div class="half last">
          <h3><a href="http://snewscms.com/help/" title="Help Center">LEARN</a></h3>
          <p>Browse through our help center and learn about template tags and how to
          simply create your own theme. Dig into sNews and customize it to behave the way
          you want.</p>
        </div>
        <div class="half">
          <h3><a href="http://snewscms.com/extend/" title="Extend">EXTEND</a></h3>
          <p>sNews can be a simple blog tool and a full blown CMS. Customize it with
          addons, mods or play with different themes.</p>
        </div>
        <div class="half last">
          <h3><a href="http://snewscms.com/forum" title="Forum">DISCUSS</a></h3>
          <p>Talk about sNews on our Forum and share your expirience.</p>
        </div>
      </div>
      <div id="footer" class="wrap">
        <p class="c1"><a href="http://snewscms.com/home/snews-network/">sNews Network</a>
        &middot; <a href="http://snewscms.com/contact/">Contact Us</a> &middot; <a
        href="http://snewscms.com/login/" title="Login">Login</a></p>
        <p>&copy; sNews is released under a <a rel="license"
        href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/">Creative Commons
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      </div>
    </div>
  </body>
</html>
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Re: Main site fixes, suggestions
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2007, 06:37:34 PM »

Try
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<link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico" type="image/ico" />
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Experience the lightweight elegance!
Just lovin it!

Mates you've done a wondefull job!
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Re: Main site fixes, suggestions
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2007, 06:58:12 PM »

Also a css fix:
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.wrap { clear: both; width: 80%; margin: 0 auto; }

#right, .right {
width: 30%;
float: right;
background: #f4f4f4;
color: #444;
padding: 15px;
margin: 40px 0 -10px 0;
border: 1px solid #eee;
}

#right h3, .right h3 { font-size: 1.2em; margin-top: 0; }

#sections {
clear: both;
padding: 50px 0;
background: #fff url(images/bigline.png) no-repeat top center;
}

#footer {
background: #fff url(images/bigline.png) no-repeat top center;
color: #444;
padding: 50px 0 10px;
font-size:  0.9em;
}

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Re: Main site fixes, suggestions
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2007, 02:06:49 AM »

Well done centered for providing these fixes  ;D
Loving the favicon too Bob, terririfc!

I'll look at updating the Installing sNews section tonight when I get home from work - that wont take long.  I'll also have a peek at some of the other sections and see what needs tidying up.
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Re: Main site fixes, suggestions
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2007, 02:37:59 AM »

4.  References to 1.5 should be 1.6/1.5 for consistancy with the main downloads: http://snewscms.com/help/installing-snews/
5.  LAMP and MAMP should be mentioned in snews-on-your-computer.  At least a extrenal link to help get set up on relevant machines. (LAMP can be listed saying please visit your distro's help or forum pages for more info to install).  LAMP and MAMP are specialized for their respected OS.  Also WAMP is mentioned in the Glossary, sems to make sense to mention it here too.
6.  In addition to 5: In the glossary

XAMPP
Another Apache, MySql, PHP server bundle for use on a Windows machine.

Should be Windows, Linux and Mac for consistancy to the snews on your computer page.

I think I've now covered these... Might be improved, but at least they are present ;)
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