Banner differences


Banner differences
#1
A little detail that just caught my eye: The banner image and text on Parts tracker is different from other parts of the site.
Most pages have the same image of a partly transparent 2x3 brick and the text "LDraw.org Centralised LDraw Resources" in British English spelling. The image on Parts Tracker is similar but without the inner tube and with a slightly different colour and camera angle, and it has the text in American spelling: "Centralized LDraw Resources".
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#2
Yes, you are right. Never realized that. Also the Logo here is with TM marked. I think we should use also this on the PT pages.
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#3
Good catch. We must have missed that page when we switched to the new logo.

We also started colour coding the logos with the switch. What colour should we make the PT page?

Tim
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#4
Whats about violet?
It's a colour between red (the main LDraw site) and blue (our forum).
So it would represent the parts and the discussion in my eyes.

/Max
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#5
Actually, scrap that. Apparently I made a logo for the PT, but we never installed it.


[Image: BannerPartsTracker.png]
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#6
True - I have that green banner (and a yellow one for the stalled Parts Requestor), but because the page templating for the Parts Tracker has evolved over time (it's not a CMS), it is harder to "install". Let me take a look.
Chris (LDraw Parts Library Admin)
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#7
That's done, and I think I found all the places where it is defined. Please let me know if you find any problems.

In earlier discussions, we agreed to put the main LDraw logo on the left (linked to www.ldraw.org) and the Parts Tracker logo on the right (linked to that www.ldraw.org/library/tracker).
Chris (LDraw Parts Library Admin)
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#8
It looks so far ok. Position is same as in the forum (left ldraw.org - right special), but the background color needs adjustment IMHO.
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#9
The graduated background image is the same as the main LDraw site.

The whole page structure really needs re-working to take advantage of contemporary web technology/standards. It dates from the days when table-based layouts were the only way to implement such webpages. That's not the case nowadays.
Chris (LDraw Parts Library Admin)
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#12
Another difference is that parts tracker (and primref) don't have a max or fixed width for the page body. On my screen the gradient background isn't wide enough so it repeats. Can do a screenshot if you want.
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#13
Yes
Chris Dee Wrote:The whole page structure really needs re-working to take advantage of contemporary web technology/standards. It dates from the days when table-based layouts were the only way to implement such webpages. That's not the case nowadays.
Chris (LDraw Parts Library Admin)
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#15
we can administer a small, easy solution until revamping all that:
i've sent an updated hbkg.gif to Chris.
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#16
Is that better? I can't really tell as I only have a 1280px wide monitor myself.
Chris (LDraw Parts Library Admin)
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#17
yes, works nicely here
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#18
It is better Smile
Thanks!
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#10
Awesome. Thanks! I'd totally forgotten about it (hence the two posts).

Tim
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#11
Nice to see the Part Tracker looking better.

The primref-page and Policies-page seems too still use the old logo.
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#14
Thanks - those fixed too.
The scope of the Primitives Refererence is not confined to the Parts Tracker so I styled that with only the LDraw logo. So long as the CMS doesn't make it harder to maintain, it should probably go into the main site.
Chris (LDraw Parts Library Admin)
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