[FFmpeg-devel] ffmpeg.org clean up

Robert Swain robert.swain
Sun Feb 15 16:45:00 CET 2009

2009/2/15 Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at>:
> On Sun, Feb 15, 2009 at 02:24:21PM +0000, Robert Swain wrote:
>> 2009/2/15 Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at>:
>> > On Sat, Feb 14, 2009 at 07:20:35PM -0800, Mike Melanson wrote:
>> >> Robert Swain wrote:
>> >> > Hello everyone,
>> >> >
>> >> > I realise we're in the thick of a duel, but I spent my day working on
>> >> > ffmpeg.org. I'm fed up of it being disorganised and ugly and have been
>> >> > for a long time. My web development skills aren't the best and I
>> >> > haven't touched any for a couple of years or so.
>> >> >
>> >> > Anyway, I reorganised the pages a little into sections and
>> >> > subsections, made all pages XHTML 1.0 Strict compliant and
>> >> > consequently added a little CSS for centering. Would this update be
>> >> > welcome?
>> >>
>> >> Thanks for working on this. I'm the last person who volunteered to
>> >> overhaul the website. I don't envy your task when the project leader
>> >> hasn't moved forward from 1997 in terms of web browser technology. :)
>> >
>> > its not my fault that browser tech moved backward since then
>> >
>> > once upon a time the web was about information, text, and pictures, diagrams
>> > and videos related to the text. Now its java, javascript, flash, god knows
>> > what _unrelated_ to the subject at hand, only effect it has is distract from
>> > the content which is what the reader cares about, eating more resources
>> > net bandwidth, cpu and memory and of course all the secholes in the bloated
>> > trash needed to view the latest brainfarts of the industry ...
>> >
>> > ffmpeg.org is nice, CSS if used correct is fine as well
>> > a good test to see if a web page is well written is to use a browser just
>> > supporting plain html, no java* no flash no CSS and running on a text only
>> > terminal if the webpage is not useable the author is not competent at writing
>> > html
>> Did you check the link I pasted to the reworked version? It won't
>> really look too much different to you.
> i did and i saw no obvious problems

OK, well, I'm going to start committing soon because I have received
praise for the initial steps on the navigation. The major complaints
so far have only been about fixed-width and I've removed that though
it's something that's very easy to change via CSS anyway and won't
affect non-CSS users.


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