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Re-coding of the front page.
« on: April 24, 2008, 09:28:49 AM »
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Re: Re-coding of the front page.
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2008, 09:34:47 AM »
You will want to check out the United Nations forum for the English text to be added and the translations, as they become available.

Either Raklet or me need to put the page(s) up when they are finished.  If you need any further assistance from me, please do not hesitate to ask!

And again - please make sure Nina's on board with the general layout.
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Re: Re-coding of the front page.
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2008, 02:09:59 PM »
Can I just confirm at this point you're not interested in creating a formal homepage yet, with headers, links etc to various bits of information, just what we have now, and the text below broken into 2 columns?
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Re: Re-coding of the front page.
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2008, 02:34:56 PM »
Example below - take no note of formatting, text etc, just getting the code in place so I know exactly what you want, if I understand correctly?



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Re: Re-coding of the front page.
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2008, 04:00:47 PM »
I like what I'm seeing so far - again... don't get too far before getting Nina's input.

You can pick the actual intro text up in the U.N. forum, if you want to work with what is actually going to be there.

Didn't mention it, but that code block for the Lucid Web Ring needs to be left intact.  You'll also find some invisible text included in the existing page - I'd like to keep that there as well.
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Re: Re-coding of the front page.
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2008, 04:12:18 PM »
Okay I think it would be safe to await for Nina to pop into this thread to give instruction. Then I can carry on :)
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Re: Re-coding of the front page.
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2008, 04:14:05 PM »
I'm liking it. I just don't want the text lines scrolling the length of the page, so anyway you want to cut that up, or deal with the space under the graphic...should be cool with me! =)

Besides, it would be easier for me to crit, after you've finished.

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Re: Re-coding of the front page.
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2008, 04:36:27 PM »
I'm liking it. I just don't want the text lines scrolling the length of the page, so anyway you want to cut that up, or deal with the space under the graphic...should be cool with me! =)

Besides, it would be easier for me to crit, after you've finished.

Cool okay I will see what I can come up with.

I will just add some cell padding to the left and right of the table to about 30px to avoid going to the edges, just wanted to make sure if you wanted it side by side or the intro at the top.

Only takes a couple of seconds so will come up with a few examples and post here when done and we can go from there. I have the intro now from the UN forum so will add that and see what I come up with.

Nina at the moment I assume we are not interested in link headings to various bits of information? Just content with having the image at the top and then the text below?

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Re: Re-coding of the front page.
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2008, 04:41:33 PM »
Yes - but remember the translation twist.  We need a drop-down for whatever translations are available.  The cool way to do it would be to have the drop-down selection swap out the intro text for the appropriate translation, if that can be done.  If not, it will be back-linked to alternate front pages, identical in all ways except for the translated intro text: indexgreek.html, indexrussian.html, etc.  That's the messy way to do it though...
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Re: Re-coding of the front page.
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2008, 04:47:09 PM »
Nina at the moment I assume we are not interested in link headings to various bits of information? Just content with having the image at the top and then the text below?

p.s love the Avatar ;)

Thanks. =)

And as for headings...you mean like...if we were to have a main site with information other than just the forum? Like DV does? Because that's definitely not my call. =) But for now yeah I think just the image with the forum link, then the LD of the month and intro test below.

Eventually...it would be good to have a header with nav links...maybe one could be to the Newsletter, one to the MM store, etc. but I don't know about any of that yet. =)

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Re: Re-coding of the front page.
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2008, 04:52:51 PM »
Yep - keep those eventualities in mind.  But for now it is as described - header image, entry path, featured dream, introductory text, web ring stuff proper credits, copyright notice.

We are going across the board to UTF-8, by the way.  The forum is already there.  If that front page isn't, the iteration you are working on needs to be.

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Re: Re-coding of the front page.
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2008, 04:55:52 PM »
So far what I have done should be compliant, but will be checking when I host on my testing server.

I can perhaps add a simple iFrame in the table where the introduction is, the drop down would select the relevant language file and display in that language. Although iFrames are not always the best option, it certainly is the simplest.

For now will work with what I have got and try come to a simple solution :)
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Re: Re-coding of the front page.
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2008, 04:59:25 PM »
Whatever seems best.  This is going to be edited monthly, so please offset the Featured Dream text well and put a comment there.  I may not be the one always doing the edits.
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Re: Re-coding of the front page.
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2008, 05:14:59 PM »

Okay early Dev stages here, but think this would work?

Will figure out some formatting etc after I get the basics in place.

Test Site: http://www.djadamash.com/Mortal_Mist/Mortal%20Mist%20.%20.%20.%20Dreaming%20.%20.%20.%20Lucid.htm

Ignore the long name etc, I need to tidy it all up soon lol.

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Re: Re-coding of the front page.
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2008, 05:18:58 PM »
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