Benjamin A. Okopnik
ben at linuxgazette.net
Fri Jan 5 01:54:13 MSK 2007
On Thu, Jan 04, 2007 at 12:02:18PM -0800, Mike Orr wrote:
> LG has an ISSN number now and we need to put it on the home page and
> TWDT. ISSN is an international periodical number similar to ISBN; it
> makes the magazine look "legtimate" so people can get academic credit
> for their articles in LG. Ben and I have discussed various locations
> but haven't found anything that both looks good and is straightforward
> with HTML/CSS:
Mike, I wish you'd asked me before deciding unilaterally that we
"haven't found anything"; in fact, I already had a complete answer to
how to do it in technical terms, and had only created that page for you
to comment on. Making a table narrower, or splitting everything
explicitly into two lines is not some sort of high wizardry - and that's
really all that's needed.
> 1) Left on the menu bar. Ben tried this but it splits the menu onto
> two lines on my Firefox. http://linuxgazette.net/index1.html
On my display, and using Firefox, it works just fine.
> 2) Under "... making Linux". I think that line is centered both
> horizontally and vertically so it would be tricky.
Easy enough, and is in fact one of the first options I came up with. The
problem is that it takes up vertical space all by itself (unless we add
some more info that's at the same level of importance), and I guard that
"first screen" space very jealously.
> 3) Move the Fullhart box to the bottom right and put an ISSN box in
> the top right. That won't work on the TWDT, however.
Not to mention that it looks like Kayos' contribution is suddenly and
for no reason being treated as less important.
> 4) At the bottom of the page. If we had a copyright section on those
> pages it would make sense, but we don't.
This would, of course, mean that it was replicated once per article in
TWDT; not how the ISSN is supposed to work, according to the
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