First of all: that's the kind of attitude we value here. I'm sure that you'll
feel at home in our web team. ;
Omar Kilani wrote:
>> Sorry if it offends you, but your name is not quite English-sounding
>> to me.
> Neither is yours. Yet I never presumed anything about your level of
> English competency.
> It's a global world and you're on the Internet. People with non-English
> sounding names are everywhere, and a lot of them speak and write better
> English than those with English sounding names. Please be mindful of
> this fact before making assumptions about people.
Judging by the quality of this rant, you *are* the native English speaker and
are perfectly able to write content for postgresql.org. Glad to know.
> Since the side navigation persists across every category, and the top
> element is always the root of the category, it didn't/doesn't seem
Usability stuff, you know.
> Variable versus fixed width shouldn't hold up progress. Yes, it's
> possible to make it variable width, and yes, I understand the geek
> factor of variable width: scalability, flexibility, etc. But it does not
> take into account usability or aesthetics, which are much more
> important. If variable width is a requirement, then the requirement is
I fail to see how fixed-width adds to usability while variable-width reduces it.
> Everything has pros and cons. When taking our design into account, I
> believe the pros far outweigh the cons. That makes it a winner to me.
That's your design so you cannot be objective, obviously.
>> As for RedHat... well... the more I look at that the more I see some
>> uncanny *similarities* with your design. Care to comment?
> Look at mozilla.org, macromedia.com, apple.com, redhat.com, nikon.com,
> wacom.com, ford.com, benq.com, fiat.com, blogger.com, gmail.com,
> oxygen.com, nbc.com etc.
Right now I'm looking at redhat.com and see the *same*
three-links-and-a-search-box thingy on the topmost part of the page and the
*same* grey-menu-with-rounded-edges-and-white-letters as on
>> P.S. I had some questions  concerning your language-handling patch
> 1) Didn't see it in .htaccess. Revert if you like. Though I haven't seen
> anyone not have it in their code.
Oh, I didn't realise that so many sites actually use this. It is considered Bad
practice in Russian-language part of the internet: there are several charsets
for Russian, the page may be recoded and it is quite possible that charset
embedded in page's HTML will not match actual charset.
> 3) It handles them by ignoring them:
> + $accepts_lang = explode(';', $accepts_lang);
> + $accepts_lang = $accepts_lang;
> Since they're already sorted, and you want the first valid language.
> Again, revert if you like. Or add support for q.
OK, I'll add support for it later.
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