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Re: web page usability
- X-seq: zsh-users 4756
- From: Dan Nelson <dnelson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: Oliver Kiddle <okiddle@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: web page usability
- Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 17:30:11 -0600
- Cc: zsh-users@xxxxxxxxxx, Dominik Vogt <dominik.vogt@xxxxxx>
- In-reply-to: <20020313125338.GA30662@xxxxxxxxxx>
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In the last episode (Mar 13), Oliver Kiddle said:
> On Wed, Feb 27, 2002 at 02:48:30PM +0100, Dominik Vogt wrote:
> > Two suggestions to improve the usability of the zsh web page:
> > 1) Put the NEWS file on the web. Helps a lot in finding out if
> > you want to upgrade.
> I've now put this on. I couldn't call the page News because that is
> already taken so I called it "Release Notes". Let me know if you have
> any better suggestions.
> If I get around to it, I'll also add a features page with a table
> comparing the various shells along the lines of what Felix was asking
> for recently. Unless anyone else wants to volunteer?
> Also on the subject of the web pages, can anyone convert the favicon
> from a .png to a .ico without losing the transparency (so that IE
> users get to see it and not just Mozilla users)? Or can .ico only
> handle on-off transparency? Also, if anyone with greater imagination
> or artistic talent than me wants to design a better icon then please
> do so. For the benefit of anyone who doesn't know what favicons are,
> they are just little images that appear in the url bar or bookmarks
> list. IE finds them by looking for favicon.ico on every web page it
> accesses (yuk) while Mozilla uses a <link> tag. I've just used a blue
> `Z' on the zsh web pages.
.ico files have a single bitplane of transparency, so it's on/off. I
use ppmtowinicon (part of netpbm) to generate my favicons; it lets you
specify a transparency bitmask.
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