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Hi Stefan, all
I am now able to focus on the site more, will deal with emails progressively.

Re the front page, I am afraid I do not really like the current configuration; it is really too confusing to have these different pages to access, some of which feature in the site map, some not etc, all of which to have the logo only on the front page. 

I think it would be more useful to have the important information (mission statement and call for subs) back where they belong: on a frontpage or homepage which is also called "frontpage" or "home" or whatever but there is only one, please.

As for the logo: either it can be flipped over (so that instead of being "read" top left to bottom right it is "read" bottom right to top left) and positioned so that its top bit ends to the left of the title, or, like I said before, it should be set aside for now. 

I am 100% sure we will find a use for it at a later date.



----- Message d'origine -----
De: Stefan Merten <smerten>
Date: Lundi, 11 Octobre 2010, 9:05 pm
Objet: [jox-tech] Re: Spacing
À: journal-tech

Hi Mathieu et al!

6 days ago Mathieu ONeil wrote:
You are really confusing me. Above you wanted a column on the left,
now you want a column on the right. May be you can make up 
your mind
in favor of one side?

(like on all pages except "home" at the moment)

Right please! This means shelving the logo for now: so be it.
 This navigation bar on "home" can include "Mission 
statement" and "Submission guidelines". 

I reorganized this now to meet the requirements. There are two new
pages with the "Mission statement" and the "Submission guidelines".
However, these pages now live in a special directory called "Home"
(could have any name though). The front page now has no more content
besides the logo - which I gave the "natural" size.

The situation is somewhat complicated now because of which I'll 
try to
explain it.

+ frontpage
+ home/
  + mission-statement
  + submission-guidelines
+ research/

The `frontpage` now has a navigation portlet explicitly pointing to
`home`. By this trick it is possible that the navigation portlet for
the frontpage lists only the two pages but not the folders in 
the top

The drawback of this solution is that I need to exclude the `home`
directory from the navigation so it is neither visible in the
navigation bar - which is good - nor in the site map - which is bad.

The reports page has the same effect. There is nothing to 
display in
the right column - because there is no navigation to display -
thus the column is completely left out.

Then we will have to come up with some categories for this 
too, for example:


Indeed. This will care for itself when we start to have reports.

that will automatically constrict the main column and make 
it less

So your main point is to have the main column narrower? On 
all pages
or only on those which have no right column?

If for all pages then this would be a CSS issue. If only for those
with the missing right column that needs to be solved differently.

Only with those without a right column, but will there be any 
of those?

Normally not. There will always be a navigation portlet on the right
and it will contain things unless it is an empty top level folder.

I'm sorry but I don't think this gets us any further. Please 
take a
screenshot and make corrections in the screenshot.

By having a navigation column to the right of the main column 
everywhere the issue is solved: the main column automatically 
reduces in size. Or am I missing something?

No that's correct. Please check the site now. AFAICS it meets 
all your



Dr Mathieu O'Neil
Adjunct Research Fellow
Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute
College of Arts and Social Science
The Australian National University
email: mathieu.oneil[at]

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