Re: Inclusion of "#sidebar {position: fixed;}" in "default.css"?

On Wed, 2003-10-22 at 19:51, Carlos Perelló Marín wrote:
> El jue, 23-10-2003 a las 00:42, Alexander Winston escribió:
> > As you all may or may not have noticed, I recently added "#sidebar
> > {position: fixed;}" to This
> > creates an effect that is not unlike a Post-It Note full of helpful
> > navigation hints located in the upper-right portion of the screen. It
> > looks fantastic in user agents that support it, but still looks fine
> > (like it would with "#sidebar {position: absolute;}") in user agents
> > that, unfortunately for them, do not. So my question is this: Are there
> > any objections to including this neat styling trick in the default.css
> > style sheet?
> > 
> Please, revert it. It's a good idea but it does not work correctly with
> our menu, just look at and see
> that  you lose some navigation pointers.

Wouldn't it be better to decide upon a maximum amount of navigation menu
items and/or a maximum level of indentation? Having the whole site map
on a sidebar is probably not a good idea.

One problem with a scrollable sidebar is that it leaves a lot of empty
space when it's scrolled out of sight. One possibility would be doing
something as in; I'd prefer to have the
sidebar in sight all the time, though.

-- m

Mariano Suárez-Alvarez
Departamento de Matematica - FCEyN - Universidad de Buenos Aires
Ciudad Universitaria, Pab. I. (1428) Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

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