Guidelines for redesigning Rupture's Front.
Additional files should follow the same logical conventions as above.
Images should be in either gif, jpg, or png format. Feel free to use
SSI or other shtml constructs. I will generally edit it up to make
use of certain things, like timestamps and the lmo (last-modified order)
script, so don't worry about that. Don't put the images into a
subdirectory unless you have dozens of them.
Info on favicon.ico can be found at favicon.com and probably other places.
rupture.theme.banner.jpg should be 50 pixels high by 150 pixels wide.
Decide on a name for your theme and use it in your file naming
conventions. For example, if your theme uses a picture of a volcano
as its central idea, your files would be:
and so on.
Use a stylesheet. This is paramount in importance. It makes it
so that we don't have to edit a dozen files for compliance. At the
bottom of the page, please find a rough outline of the current one.
View::Source to see it. Please use the tags in it at a minimum.
Also feel free to extend it by adding new tags that you feel are
Please try to make it cross-browser compatible. Fourth
generation browsers should be the target audience. Please test it and
make sure it looks reasonably sane in both Netscape and MS IE.
Try to preserve the links from the previous generation of the
front page. But feel free to rearrange them, recategorize them, or
change their descriptive text. Use your judgment.
Build it in a subdirectory of your site and point the admin to that
Make sure that text is inside <P> tags.
Make the code legible. Use comments if you do weird things.
Keep image sizes small.
Make it tasteful.
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05:25 PM 11/03/04