[theforum] css layout and html source order decisions

Martin Burns yumyum at easyweb.co.uk
Thu Jan 27 03:21:53 CST 2005

On Thu, January 27, 2005 9:08 am, Garrett Coakley said:
> On Wednesday, January 26, 2005  @969, Tara Cleveland wrote:

>>Nope no decision for a two-column layout was made. Martin asked for a
>>mockup of a two-column layout. So, unless a vote is called to change it
>>(and probably to overshoot our deadline), I think we've gotta stick to
>>the three columns.
> I could have sworn that we voted on this too, but I'm coming up short in
> the search department too. We did talk about it though.
> <http://lists.evolt.org/theforumarchive/Week-of-Mon-20041129/005296.html>
> So we didn't have a formal vote, but consensus seemed to be 2 columns.
> What would we even put in a 3rd column anyway?

Right, that's the clincher for me (and looking back, that's the question
Nagrom had anyway).

Here's how we're going to do it:
1) default layout for all pages is 2 col, as at present (wide but fluid
main column and narrow, fixed right hand nav etc column)
2) We'll build additional CSS support for 3 col should we decide in
testing that 2 col sucks - we can switch it within the CMS as necessary.

If anyone violently disagrees in principle, shout now (where 'now' allows
for timezones of course :-) ). Otherwise, wait until testing this weekend
and see if it looks awful.


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