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by JCDenton
Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:35 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] New features discussion
Topic: Exporting PMs
Replies: 0
Views: 2152

Exporting PMs

Currently there are three export formats for PMs: XML, CSV and CSV (excel), and all three of them are useless* to the end user. He's going to panic when he sees an XML document tree or when excel opens up. I think plain old HTML would be a better option. *Unless I've missed an 'import pms' function ...
by JCDenton
Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: New phpbb.com website design, etc.
Replies: 35
Views: 26886

Re: New phpbb.com website design, etc.

Where did dhn post that? Didn't see it here on A51 or the main forums (it's rather hard for me to sift through all the topic-garbage over there). Anyway, if the main argument for using definition list instead of tables is that they are better for "handheld" devices, than I have to ask: what's the br...
by JCDenton
Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:41 pm
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: New phpbb.com website design, etc.
Replies: 35
Views: 26886

Re: New phpbb.com website design, etc.

I'm getting tired of this... You ignore 3/4 of my post, insult me and then say that you're done arguing... Just enumerate 3 reasons why XHTML (sent as text/html) is "genuinely better for all browsers" and what makes it more "flexible from a design perspective" than old HTML. I'm sure that, being suc...
by JCDenton
Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: New phpbb.com website design, etc.
Replies: 35
Views: 26886

Re: New phpbb.com website design, etc.

You didn't answer my question about those differences between XHTML and HTML (that list you gave are just changes due to the different underlying technology - XML is more strict than SGML). "Clean markup" is actually one of the defining attributes of XHTML technology, and of course old HTML browsers...
by JCDenton
Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: New phpbb.com website design, etc.
Replies: 35
Views: 26886

Re: New phpbb.com website design, etc.

From even a basic design perspective XHTML is a superior choice, and if you're honesty trying to argue that we should be making styles in HTML 4 or whatever, I would regrettably have to laugh in your face. XHTML offers a standardized set of markup that is wholly flexible from a design perspective. ...
by JCDenton
Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: New phpbb.com website design, etc.
Replies: 35
Views: 26886

Re: New phpbb.com website design, etc.

XHTML is genuinely better for all browsers and requires less "if you set this property" or "if you add in all these tags". More to the point, XHTML is intended to be the next version/replacement for HTML. It wasn't created for the purpose of being an alternative, and the only reason HTML has lasted...
by JCDenton
Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:12 pm
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: New phpbb.com website design, etc.
Replies: 35
Views: 26886

Re: New phpbb.com website design, etc.

If table-layout: fixed is set than the browser will render the table faster. Including IE. Mimicking tables with dls is just plain wrong (not to mention it produces trouble with all those floats) what ever happened to the idea of semantics? Tables should be used to show tabular data, and tabular dat...
by JCDenton
Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: New phpbb.com website design, etc.
Replies: 35
Views: 26886

Re: New phpbb.com website design, etc.

Tables actually are really slow... they most load completely before they can be displayed. Using <dl>s speeds up the rendering quite a bit. The only browser that has to load tables completely before it displays them is IE. And rendering speed of tables can be increased with the help of CSS (table-l...
by JCDenton
Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:54 pm
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: New phpbb.com website design, etc.
Replies: 35
Views: 26886

Re: New phpbb.com website design, etc.

The markup and overall layout is nice (I especially like the switch of columns in viewtopic), but what's the deal with those <dl>s imitating a <table> (forumlist, viewforum etc.)? What's wrong with using a normal table? 8O
by JCDenton
Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Styling
Topic: Separate categories
Replies: 6
Views: 4429

Re: Separate categories

I'll paste the code I used, just for the record: <!-- IF $S_IN_VIEWFORUM --> <div class="category">     <h2>{L_SUBFORUM}</h2>     <table>         <tr>             <th>{L_FORUM}</th>             ... headers         </tr> <!-- ENDIF --> <!-- BEGIN forumrow --> <!-- IF forumrow.S_IS_CAT --> <!-- IF ! f...