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Re: Software Page -- Version 2
Thanks for the feedback. It took a long time to find good colors. At the end I started giving up. I think the thing to do would be just to use 2 colors and alternate between them. Which 2 colors did you like the best?
I didn't play with the table layout until the second version. I don't know why it would be too wide, but it also printed to wide. So I did change the table so that I would print nicely. Tell if V2 looked better.
I don't want to use the font tag -- it can mess up the printing, but I will try boldfacing the project titles. Adding a link to the web page is a good idea. But not a high priority yet. I don't maintain the official page anyway -- email@example.com does. I made this list so I can get going with the teachers at this school. If it doesn't make it on the seul-edu site I will maintain a list for me and my teachers on my site.
I the naming isn't consistent between my and Wil's web page for getting the software because he links directly to a tar or gziped version. I didn't want to do that because then the web page needs to be updated with each new release. So I just link to the ftp site and the person has to choose which version they want on their own. Maybe the name should be changed to "get_software" that way it doesn't matter if it is tared, zipped, or a source file.
As far as the liscences go -- I must admit I didn't research that very well. I was too lazy. I just needed a good list for teachers. As long as I can use the software without paying I don't care much about the liscence anyway. So I hope someone else wants to sort out that issue. I will be glad to fix it if someone else gives me the info.
Thanks for the feedback. We'll see what Wil does with the info.
On Tue, 3 Aug 1999 17:20:48 -0500, "Ian Bicking" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The page layout looked really good. The colors are all a bit too
> bright, though -- I think it works well to have different colors, but
> they should be a bit more subdued. I like the dark/light/dark
> column thing, though.
> Also, I viewed the first version on a Mac (640x480) and it was way
> too wide. A problem with the way the table widths are given,
> The project titles (the left-most column) could probably be in a
> bigger font.
> The src/src tarball/download could probably all be called "source
> page" or "source"/"source .tar.gz"
> The title could link to the project web site, even though it's
> redundant with the links. There's no reason it can't be redundant.
> Maybe the license names could be links to better descriptions.
> And "license unknown" is easier to understand than (???) if you
> don't notice the pattern "(License-type)". With (???) it looks like
> the description is in question.
> So those are just a few thoughts on the layout. I really like the
> layout -- it makes Linux educational software look much more
> impressive and complete :)
> Ian Bicking <email@example.com>