stas at stason
Jan 3, 2002, 2:16 AM
Post #2 of 5
Thomas Klausner wrote:
> On Thu, 3 Jan 2002, Stas Bekman wrote:
>>I've noticed that the HTML for the menu comes after the main content
>>body. So if CSS is not supported you get the menu at the bottom, since
>>it's the last one in the HTML sequence.
>>Wouldn't this problem go away if we put the menu HTML code first? Any
>>reason for putting it last?
> The reason I did it this way is that I personally hate to have to
> scroll down to get to "real" content if I browse a site with lynx.
> Currently, if you don't have CSS enabled, the site looks like a "non-frame
> version" but you can still use it very well (although the navigation is
> more gopher-like, but thanks to the prev/next widget you /can/ move
> If the menubar would come first, you'd have to scroll past it on every
> page, which I find annoying.
> IMO the page degrades better this way.
> Another (minor) advantage is that the content is displayed first. Nobody
> vists the mod_perl site to view our marvelous NavBar, the users are there
> for the content.
I understand your reasoning. But I doubt it will apply to the majority
of users. Especially for pages with a very long content. Not very user
friendly I must say. Users spend most of their time on the page reading
the content, the scrolling down takes a few moments. However when you
navigate the site looking for what you need to read this is going to be
a huge pain.
-1 on this concept. Shows that I didn't test it with lynx in first place
:( and was happy with what I saw under mozilla. Sorry for not doing this
in first place.
Any chance that we can have some very minimal tables to get things
working for non-CSS browsers, without hurting the current design?
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