[xwiki-devs] Redesign of Download page (was Re: [Proposal] Optional Contact Form in the download page)

Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) valicac at gmail.com
Mon Mar 7 10:21:31 UTC 2011


On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 06:51, Sergiu Dumitriu <sergiu at xwiki.com> wrote:

> On 03/07/2011 05:25 AM, Sergiu Dumitriu wrote:
> > On 03/06/2011 01:23 PM, Marius Dumitru Florea wrote:
> >> Hi Caty,
> >>
> >> On 03/04/2011 07:53 PM, Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) wrote:
> >>> Hi,
> >>>
> >>> I've implemented the proposed version
> >>>
> >>> enterprise
> >>
> >>> http://enterprise.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/Download
> >>
> >> Looks good overall but I have a few remarks:
> >>
> >> * there is too much orange for me
> >
> >> * I don't like that much the current download icon; I think the previous
> >> one was better
> >
> > It's not an icon, but a styled character (DOWNWARDS TWO HEADED ARROW).
> > You can see this as a performance improvement: one less image to
> > transfer, one less HTTP request, fewer bytes to transfer since the CSS
> > text is small. Sure, a plain white character is not as rich as a 24-bit
> > image, but it's not that bad, right?
> >
> >> * the 3D effect suggested by the "Stable"/"Latest" flags doesn't make
> >> much sense to me
> >
> > I don't think that was intentional, it was supposed to use a styled
> > character (like the download one) to create a continuous ribbon, but
> > this isn't very "safe", since a seamless continuation between the sigma
> > lines and the following border depends a lot on the fonts available on
> > the system, on the current zoom level, on the system DPI, etc. I'd
> > rather replace it with a simple rounded border on the left side, which
> > is more bulletproof.
> >
> >> * the "file" word is redundant in the "Type" column
> >
> > +1
> >
>
> And another (and a half) problem: if you look at an extension page, for
> example
> http://extensions.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/Extension/Stats2 in Chrome,
> you can notice two things:
> - only in Webkit based browsers, a gray rectangular background appears
> around the new buttons; this is a known WebKit bug (see
> https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=29427 ) which seems
> to be fixed recently; for the Download Extension buttons I used a
> slightly different style for -webkit-*, avoiding the use of inset
> box-shadow
> - the two types of Download buttons (download XWiki and download the
> extension) don't look the same (lack of consistency); this happens in
> all browsers; it's not quite a bug, but I'd rather have only one common
> style
>

This can be fixed very easily by using the new classes instead of the old
ones.
You said that the Chrome bug was fixed and I liked it more the new way
instead of the black border, which was IMO too much contrast.

Thanks,
Caty


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