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(ichimunki) re x 2: bivnn.cgi

by ichimunki (Priest)
on Oct 01, 2001 at 16:33 UTC ( #115839=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: bivnn.cgi -- an alternate interface to newest nodes (batch older nodes by parent)
in thread bivnn.cgi -- an alternate interface to newest nodes

Hmmm. I think I prefer blakem's plain text approach. On my browser, epoptai's page produces a font size that requires a magnifying glass to view. Thankfully my browser includes one, but pressing it increases all the text on the page and I had to press it a couple of times to get back to my default "regular" text size-- which is the size I expect most of the text on a page to be in. That's why that size is the default.Then he's gone and used form inputs as display elements. I suppose form elements can be seen as graphic widgets, but I have a tendency to expect them to do something.

So maybe our opinions differ about what is good web design, but blakem's code is solid Perl and that gives it a decent foundation upon which to build and add embellishments and prettifications. But as I said, I like it the way it is. :)


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Re:x3: bivnn.cgi
by grinder (Bishop) on Oct 01, 2001 at 17:35 UTC

    Odd that you should say that. The output from xNN and reputer is no smaller than the output of Perlmonks itself, plus, you have the source to make it bigger, which is not as easily accomplished here. (But you're right, I too dislike pages that use a blanket <font size="-1"></font>).

    Could you elaborate on form inputs used as display elements? All the form elements I can get my hands on have a function, but I could be missing something.

    --
    g r i n d e r
      (I swear I responded to this, but that response seems to have gone missing-- maybe I previewed without submit.)

      My bad. I was looking at the reputer demo on Konq 2.2.1. Under IE 5.5 (here at work) it looks a lot better. The xNN demo also looks quite nice on IE 5.5, but I suspect it is also going to have problems on Konq (I'll have to check it when I get home). But the fact that the pages change fairly dramatically between clients is exactly why blakem's plain old CGI-generated HTML is so great. It looked the same on both IE5.5 and Konq 2.2.1-- a big win in my book.

      The form elements was talking about really do serve a purpose. They just don't do it on the demo page, so my apologies to epoptai for that unfair criticism.

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