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From: Billie Walsh <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] Presenting pictures in a list - looking for a betterway...?
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 11:04:06 -0500
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Here's a page I did to layout as the article was done. Text flows around
images in several different directions.

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okcslsa/history_rainey/weaver.htm

The whole thing is done in one large table [ Yeah - I know - It
shouldn't be done that way but I find it works best ].

On 09/26/2010 01:50 PM, Ian Singer wrote:
> On 9/26/2010 2:06 PM, Jennifer McKemie wrote:
>
>> I'm working on a page today that is turning out a little awkwardly. It has
>> an unordered list and then within the list some smallish pictures. I would
>> like the text to wrap around the pictures and for there to be a break
>> between the list items, so as to show that an image is with a particular
>> list item/description. But what is up now doesn't look good, in my opinion.
>>
>> Here is the page in question:
>> http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mckemie/onenamestudy/francismakemie/index.html
>>
> Any time you put pictures within a flow of text and readability IS going
> to be disrupted.
>
> My first thought was make them all hyperlinks and all the pictures would
> be on a separate page, but in your case I think it would would work out
> better to have the text on the left in a frame or column and the
> pictures on the right in a frame or column all sized to fit the column.
> Do not make the pictures big enough to be able to read the plaques,
> but make them large thumbnails that are clickable to go to full screen
> size. Edit and crop the Francis Makeme. Loose all the background, crop
> the plaque to lose the frame so it rectangles up. Don't assume if it is
> in colour it has to stay that way. If greyscale makes more readable go
> for it.
>
> Oh and on your page you have too many blank lines below the rootsweb
> banker. Also the list of links following is too long and totally takes
> away from all the text below. Make the list two or three columns. When
> someone goes to the page they want to see the content and at the moment
> all they see is up to the Family Group links, which is the same as
> seeing nothing. Why are you wasting space and showing them the date? If
> they want to know the date all they need to do is look in their Windows
> task bar. Figure out what the purpose of you page is and follow that
> purpose. On my screen I have 168mm of vertical space to see your
> content. USE IT. You realize you are using 35mm overall to advertise
> your hosting site, when you can change hosts, not have a banner and pay
> zero per month. At the bottom you are using 18mm for your e-mail address
> and for a website that isn't even the site we are on. Plus you have a
> bullet for the e-mail address on gmail, so why show it twice? Also after
> the DNA link you just have a bullet with no reason for it to be there.
>
> The land survey is a .jpg, but is too small to read, and isn't clickable
> to enlarge. When I open it in Irfanview I see it is dated 1984 when for
> some reason I had just assumed it was a historical document from the 1800's.
>
> Please don't take offence at my comments, they are not meant that way.
>
> Ian Singer
>
>


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