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Author tfahrner
Full name Todd Fahrner
Date 2002-03-30 21:02:19 PST
Message User: tfahrner
  Date: 02/03/30 21:02:19

  Modified: www index.html
  Log:
  filling it out
  
  Revision Changes Path
  1.4 +26 -4 style/www/index.html
  
  http://style.tigris.​org/source/browse/st​yle/www/index.html.d​iff?r1=1.3&r2=1.​4
  
  (In the diff below, changes in quantity of whitespace are not shown.)
  
  Index: index.html
  ====================​====================​====================​=======
  RCS file: /usr/local/tigris/da​ta/helm/cvs/reposito​ry/style/www/index.h​tml,v
  retrieving revision 1.3
  retrieving revision 1.4
  diff -u -b -r1.3 -r1.4
  --- index.html 2002/03/31 03:30:18 1.3
  +++ index.html 2002/03/31 05:02:19 1.4
  @@ -1,8 +1,29 @@
  +<h3>Why does this project exist?</h3>
  +
  +<p>
  +This project came about in March 2002 when developers from the <a href="http://jakarta.apach​e.org/turbine/">Turbine</a> project <strike>sto​</strike> appropriated the CSS and HTML templates already in use by <a href="http://scarab.tigris.org/">Scarab</a> and <a href="http://eyebrowse.tigris.org/">Eyebrowse</a>, which in turn are developed at CollabNet for its <a href="http://www.collab.ne​t/products/sourcecas​t/">SourceCast</a> product, a commercial successor to Tigris. The fact that several projects were using the same resources suggested that a formal sharing arrangement would be a good idea, in replacement of the ad-hoc copying and manual synchronization that had previously prevailed even among the CollabNet-sponsored projects.
  +</p>
  +
  +<p>
  +At the moment, the only code available here is a set of Cascading Style Sheets and a few images. Sample HTML code to complete the picture will soon follow, though you can check out the HTML source of the projects above to see how they exploit the stylesheets. Scarab is currently the richest example.
  +</p>
  +
   <p>
  -This project came about when developers from the <a href="http://jakarta.apach​e.org/turbine/">Turbine</a> project <strike>sto​</strike> appropriated the CSS and HTML templates already in use by <a href="http://scarab.tigris.org/">Scarab</a> and <a href="http://eyebrowse.tigris.org/">Eyebrowse</a>, which in turn are developed at CollabNet for its <a href="http://www.collab.ne​t/products/sourcecas​t/">SourceCast</a> product, a commercial successor to Tigris. The fact that several projects were using the same resources suggested that a formal sharing arrangement would be a good idea, in replacement of the ad-hoc copying and manual synchronization that had previously prevailed even among the CollabNet-sponsored projects.
  +The HTML and CSS was designed to meet the following goals, and has evidently succeeded well enough to be copied:
   </p>
   
  +<ul>
  + <li>Be end-user friendly through speedy loading, consistency, and responsiveness to user prerogatives like font and window management, security settings, etc. </li>
  + <li>Play nice with older and defective user agents, while exploiting the capabilities of modern, standards-conformant UAs like Mozilla</li>
  + <li>Be accessible: conforms to all <a href="http://www.section508.gov/">Section 508</a> guidelines, and (nearly) achieves <a href="http://www.w3.org/TR​/WCAG10/#Conformance​">WAI Double-A conformance</a> </li>
  + <li>Be reproducible and maintainable through lean, simple, valid markup, relegating all nonessential formatting to the stylesheet</li>
  + <li>And not least: produce good looks as-is, yet remain very easy to modify extensively.</li>
  +</ul>
  +
  +
  +
   
  +<h4>Project goals and antigoals</h4>
   
   <p>
   Among the goals of this project are
  @@ -11,8 +32,8 @@
   
   <ul>
       <li>To advance Web application user interface coding, interaction model, and accessibility standards among open-source projects through code sharing and peer review</li>
  - <li>To document, largely through the accrual of a discussion archive, usage and rationale of the stylesheet and template regime that inspired creation of this project</li>
  - <li>To provide stable stylesheet hosting via CVSWeb for ease of development - possibly also custom xhtml DTD hosting to facilitate use of online validation services.</li>
  + <li>To document, largely through the accrual of a discussion archive, usage and rationale of the stylesheet and template regime that led to creation of this project</li>
  + <li>To provide stable stylesheet hosting via CVSWeb for ease of development - possibly also custom DTD hosting to facilitate use of online validation services.</li>
   </ul>
   
   
  @@ -22,11 +43,12 @@
   
   
   <ul>
  - <li>To promote - much less enforce - a monolithic look &amp; feel for Web applications whose developers are project members. This will be a mark of failure, though perhaps unavoidable in the beginning. The challenge is to accommodate and encourage a robust genetic diversity <em>within the species</em> - i.e. while retaining the ability to share source and bear fertile offspring. </li>
  + <li>To promote - much less enforce - a monolithic look &amp; feel for Web applications whose developers are project members. This will be a mark of failure, though perhaps unavoidable in the beginning. The challenge is to accommodate and encourage a robust genetic diversity <em>within the species</em> - i.e. while retaining the ability to share source. </li>
       <li>To provide general CSS or HTML support, or a forum for discussion of Web authoring issues not closely relevant to the problem space of the source code hosted here. General, philosophically compatible Web authoring resources are noted in the <a href="/servlets/Proj​ectDocumentList">​Docs</a> component.</li>
       <li>To host a production stylesheet server like <a href="http://www.w3.org/St​yleSheets/Core">W3C's</a>​.</li>
   </ul>
   
  +<h3>Owners</h3>
   
   <p>
   Daniel Rall created the project, with Todd Fahrner as co-owner. Daniel is the Java guy; Todd is the CSS/HTML guy. This makes Daniel the bigger, more generally useful fish, while Todd is the little fish with interests and skills most narrowly scoped to this project. We stand on giant fins.
  
  
  

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