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Editing the front page

Sections of the front page are editable. For those who are lost and confused, you need to go to RISC OS/News, RISC OS/Projects and RISC OS/Articles to edit the three sections. I've added the sections mentioned above.

Front page redesign

Not sure if this is the right place for this, but the recent redesign of the front page has caused the page to be really wide in NetSurf. (You can scroll a long way to the right.) The reason is that there is a <td width="1600"> around the "Search RISC OS Sites" bit near the top of the page. This gives the cell a fixed width of 1600 pixels. I haven't looked in any great detail, but I'd have thought a width="100%" on the table cell and maybe on the associated table would work.

(Otherwise, I think it looks much better with the new colours / style.)

-- tlsa

Working now, thanks! -- tlsa

MediaWiki extensions

Guys, there are loads of MediaWiki extensions. If there's anything you want that would help arrange information, or be a useful interactive feature, let me know - Peter.

Not fixed

Er, careful. The reason it was made 1600 was to ensure it was the whole width. In this case, putting 100% doesn't work in Firefox. So the change you made really isn't satisfactory, although I agree that the 1600 isn't so great either. I definitely don't want NetSurf-specific fixes :-( --Pnaulls 23:07, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

Well, the "fixed" version seems to be the less-bad combination (until a permanent fix is worked out). It works well in NetSurf and looks OK (here anyway) in Firefox and Opera. The old version was very awkward in NetSurf.
Adamr 09:36, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

OK, I'll take a closer look this evening, if my home internet connection's back up again. -- tlsa

I've had a look in Firefox and I thought it looked OK, but i'm not sure what exact layout you're aiming for. If you want the main heading bit to take up as much of the page width as possible then do this:

1) Add width="100%" to the outer table that's just after the start content comment in the source. 2) Add width="100%" to the first table cell (td) in the table 3) Add width="100%" to the table tag immediately containting the "Welcome to" headding (as I suggested in my first comment)

i.e., change to this this:

<table width="100%">
  <td width="100%">
<table style="background:aliceblue;" width="100%">
  <td style="background:powderblue; font-size:x-large; font-weight:bold;">Welcome to</td>

All the nested tables make it hard to do nicely, and I'd generally avoid them for layout.

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