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What I think I'd like are coloured tables like the front of wikipedia where NeoOffice and NeoLight are side by side, and OO.oX11 is at the bottom (though in a position less like a step-child)

--Jake 14:33, 14 November 2005 (CST)

well, now i have them =D except i don't have enough content to make the neolight part look right... =\ maybe move neooffice to the top and make neolight and oo.ox11 sit next to each other? or shorten neooffice description? lengthen the neolight one? where is smokey when i need him????

--Jake 15:21, 14 November 2005 (CST)

let me think about this. somewhere in my addled brain i know how to get this to work. you could always embed the two yellowcolumn templates inside another table with tr valign="top", but i'm sure there's a cleaner way. we also should find (or make) some transparent gulls.

--sardisson 18:13, 14 November 2005 (CST)

Help:Table is my hero! (hmm, do we have a shorthand for linking to meta?)

--sardisson 18:23, 14 November 2005 (CST)

The other thing that looks funny is the description stuff. it's one line in the middle of the images and then a bunch of stuff wrapping below the image. we might need to tweak the layout/arrangement yet.

--sardisson 18:30, 14 November 2005 (CST)

i really think Neo needs to go all the way across. just too much stuff crammed into a narrow column otherwise. neolight and ooo can split the width on the bottom, since the both have less info.

--sardisson 23:49, 14 November 2005 (CST)

Ok, i played with the layout, i think this looks better (neo on top, x11 and neolight at the bottom) but i cannot get the white background to go away inside the table. still working on that. (i even used pure HTML, blah) and we may need another coloured box, but don't know what... green? light gray? if i can't get the white to go away, maybe just white... but that is so boring =)

--Jake 06:52, 15 November 2005 (CST)


Ok, i think we are close. If we can get the white to go away from the table, i think we have a good layout to go live with. I'm going to alter the x11 content a bit, but hope to keep it in the same size. I'll also see if i can dig up some NeoLight content to balence.

--Jake 16:42, 16 November 2005 (CST)

I fixed your white table bg via CSS. The Neo section looks a bit odd to me being shoved so far left (and having the empty space on the right; I think we can fix that by playing with the table dimensions and position. It'd be nice if we could get the "tagline" or whatever text centered vertically on the ship logo, but that might not be possible. we'll see.

--sardisson 00:36, 17 November 2005 (CST)

I think this is "good enough" to take live right now (and do little tweaks later); what say you, Jake? The only other thing we need to do is make sure we get the French page updated, too--localized versions of the new content templates Template:NeoOfficeDescp et al.

--sardisson 05:52, 20 November 2005 (CST)

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