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From: SharkD
Subject: Descriptions
Date: 23 Jun 2008 18:50:04
Message: <web.485ff022d15f754e1729cc4e0@news.povray.org>
700 characters is a bit small for a description. Is there any way you can bump
this up to around 2000 or so? Also, you need to separate the "Standards
Compliance Ratings" section from the description with some white space. I would
also suggest using a bold heading for the section titles.

-Mike


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From: Chris B
Subject: Re: Descriptions
Date: 23 Jun 2008 19:16:48
Message: <485ff6a0$1@news.povray.org>
"SharkD" <nomail@nomail> wrote in message 
news:web.485ff022d15f754e1729cc4e0@news.povray.org...
> 700 characters is a bit small for a description. Is there any way you can 
> bump
> this up to around 2000 or so? Also, you need to separate the "Standards
> Compliance Ratings" section from the description with some white space. I 
> would
> also suggest using a bold heading for the section titles.
>
> -Mike

The description is intended to be quite small. You can add more detail by 
uploading an HTML file with the same name as the contribution, at which 
point a 'More Detail' link will automatically appear next to the name of the 
object in the search results. I'd be happy to upload such a file for any 
existing entries.

For example, the 'Netball' entry includes a very simple HTML file called 
'netball.html' that lists all of the settings that can be used with the 
macro. The 'netball.html' file is at 
http://lib.povray.org/collection/netball/chrisb%201.0/netball.html. Feel 
free to take a copy and hack it around in a text editor to suit your needs 
if you want. Note that all file names get translated to lowercase when you 
upload them and the server is case sensitive, so, if you incorporate images 
you'll need to consistently use lowercase in the IMG tag.

Regards,
Chris B.


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From: SharkD
Subject: Re: Descriptions
Date: 23 Jun 2008 20:05:02
Message: <web.4860013bb2ee3bc11729cc4e0@news.povray.org>
"Chris B" <nom### [at] nomailcom> wrote:
> The description is intended to be quite small. You can add more detail by
> uploading an HTML file with the same name as the contribution, at which
> point a 'More Detail' link will automatically appear next to the name of the
> object in the search results. I'd be happy to upload such a file for any
> existing entries.

Well, pumping things up to about a 1000 or so wouldn't hurt things too much, I
think. Unformatted text transfers pretty quickly, and it's kind of hard to list
the different types of objects if your object is a collection of several.

-Mike


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From: Chris B
Subject: Re: Descriptions
Date: 23 Jun 2008 20:13:01
Message: <486003cd@news.povray.org>
"SharkD" <nomail@nomail> wrote in message 
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> Also, you need to separate the "Standards
> Compliance Ratings" section from the description with some white space. I 
> would
> also suggest using a bold heading for the section titles.

Hmm. In both IE and Firefox on Windows XP I get a thin yellow line, and a 
thin white line below the input field before the blue box containing the 
Description title starts and there's a thin blue margin above the text. The 
section headings are defined as bold in the CSS and display in bold in both 
browsers.

If you're getting any different it may be worth posting a small image of 
that little section of the screen in povray.binaries.images and indicating 
what are you running.

Regards,
Chris B.


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