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Got married in June.
Got married in June.
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===Site re-design===
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Looking for the [[Site redesign]] discussion? It now has its own page.
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Please leave comments about site re-design below.
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I'll get back to you.
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Well Jymbob, it is February 2008 now. I am not sure whether ro-connect and
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ro-future are in anyway competitors to ro-info. I am sorry to say that ro-info
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appears to be moribund, judging by those "last modified" dates. It could well
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be that the depressing appearance of the site is partly to blame (I am
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using NetSurf as default browser). The font is rather mean and small, text
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straggles off to the right. What is needed is for users to be able to edit
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their own css files. Designing a one-style-for-all system is hopelessly
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fascist. For those whom css daunts, providing a selection of default files, which users could then personalize and play with, would be appropriate. The current style, which I have seen on many wikis, I do not like - it looks mean,
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somehow. I guess it comes down to how flexible the off-the-peg wiki is.
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[[User:GavinW|GavinW]]
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To answer your questions as best I can:
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"RISC OS Connect does not seek to replace various other on-line efforts such as riscos.info and RISC OS Open." from their website. I haven't personally come across ro-future (and googling doesn't seem to help), so couldn't comment.
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What ro-info could do with regarding updates is someone to collate useful information. At the moment, it's something of a mish-mash of software reviews, hardware information and technical pages about the GCC project. I've a feeling the front page is a large part of the issue with this, but I can't personally work out what it <em>should</em> look like. I'd agree the front page is rather uninspiring.
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Regarding CSS files, please understand that I don't have access to the ftp for riscos.info so I have no way to edit any CSS files used on the site. I'd tend to agree that several different CSS files should be optional. However, I was planning on improving the look of the default site first. I have so far received no suggestions about how the site should look. If you have any ideas I'd be more than happy to hear them and try to implement them.
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I often view the site in Netsurf with no real issues.
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I can't see any easy way of providing an editable CSS file for each user, but someone with more experience of how a MediaWiki is put together might know of something.
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Might I suggest you try out some of the different styles listed in your preferences? you can just add "&useskin=cologneblue" to the end of a URL for a quick view of one of the other options.
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If you could send me a screenshot of what you mean by "The font is rather mean and small, text straggles off to the right" I'll see if I can suggest a solution. jymbob@ntlworld.com will get to me fairly quickly. [[User:Jymbob|Jymbob]] 14:56, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
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Latest revision as of 12:21, 21 March 2008

Jymbob is a wannabe RISC OS programmer, but he's not actually all that competent, yet.

He's the maintainer of Cretin, a fully 32bit IRC client, and can usually be found in #riscos and #cretin on IRCNet.

Idea: Multiple users, a simple, RISC OS savvy suggestion

Got married in June.

Looking for the Site redesign discussion? It now has its own page.

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