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Various reasons why having the footer at the end of a page is a GoodThing

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Els
Kris wrote:

<quote>
Liquid layout allows the footer to position itself at the
end of the page, no matter how long or tall the page is.
This is a Good Thing for various reasons that require a
thread of their own.
</quote>

Well, Kris, here's a new thread for you, go ahead ;-)

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Jul 20 '05 #1
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In article <40**********************@dreader2.news.tiscali.nl >,
Els <el*********@tiscali.nl> wrote:
<quote>
Liquid layout allows the footer to position itself at the
end of the page, no matter how long or tall the page is.
This is a Good Thing for various reasons that require a
thread of their own.
</quote>

Well, Kris, here's a new thread for you, go ahead ;-)


- Consistency. A footer at the end of the content is always at the
bottom of the page, wherever that bottom is. A footer at the end of the
window is in one case at the bottom of the window and in another case at
the bottom of the page.

- Aesthetics. A footer at the end of the page (content) looks nice no
matter how tall the window is, even when the page is less tall than the
window. Take a window that is very tall that contains a page that has
little content but the footer at the bottom of the window. Big chance
the footer does not even ever gets noticed and if it is, look at the big
blank between content and footer.

What I'd like to know then: why would you want a footer at the bottom of
the viewport? ("because others do it too" is no valid answer)

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Kris
<kr*******@xs4all.netherlands> (nl)
<http://www.cinnamon.nl/>
Jul 20 '05 #2

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Els
Kris wrote:
In article <40**********************@dreader2.news.tiscali.nl >,
Els <el*********@tiscali.nl> wrote:
<quote>
Liquid layout allows the footer to position itself at the
end of the page, no matter how long or tall the page is.
This is a Good Thing for various reasons that require a
thread of their own.
</quote>

Well, Kris, here's a new thread for you, go ahead ;-)


- Consistency. A footer at the end of the content is always at the
bottom of the page, wherever that bottom is. A footer at the end of the
window is in one case at the bottom of the window and in another case at
the bottom of the page.

- Aesthetics. A footer at the end of the page (content) looks nice no
matter how tall the window is, even when the page is less tall than the
window. Take a window that is very tall that contains a page that has
little content but the footer at the bottom of the window. Big chance
the footer does not even ever gets noticed and if it is, look at the big
blank between content and footer.

What I'd like to know then: why would you want a footer at the bottom of
the viewport? ("because others do it too" is no valid answer)


I totally agree with you.
Now all we need is people who don't agree, to make it a real
thread ;-)
As to why people want the footer to be at the bottom of the
window... I think they look at the window as a paper page?
With an A4 paper the footer is indeed at the bottom, even if
the content is only 2 lines of text at the top.
Some people still don't get it: screen is not paper :-)

--
Els

Sonhos vem. Sonhos vo. O resto imperfeito.
- Renato Russo -

Jul 20 '05 #3

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In article <40**********************@dreader2.news.tiscali.nl >,
Els <el*********@tiscali.nl> wrote:
I totally agree with you.
Now all we need is people who don't agree, to make it a real
thread ;-)


You would make an excellent troll. :-)

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Kris
<kr*******@xs4all.netherlands> (nl)
<http://www.cinnamon.nl/>
Jul 20 '05 #4

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Kris kr*******@xs4all.netherlands wrote:
In article <40**********************@dreader2.news.tiscali.nl >,
Els <el*********@tiscali.nl> wrote:
I totally agree with you.
Now all we need is people who don't agree, to make it a real
thread ;-)


You would make an excellent troll. :-)


If I sent him the wool would he make me one too?

:)

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eric
www.ericjarvis.co.uk
"live fast, die only if strictly necessary"
Jul 20 '05 #5

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Els
Kris wrote:
In article <40**********************@dreader2.news.tiscali.nl >,
Els <el*********@tiscali.nl> wrote:
I totally agree with you.
Now all we need is people who don't agree, to make it a real
thread ;-)


You would make an excellent troll. :-)


I'll take that as a compliment just this time ;-)
--
Els

Sonhos vem. Sonhos vo. O resto imperfeito.
- Renato Russo -

Jul 20 '05 #6

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Els


Eric Jarvis wrote:
Kris kr*******@xs4all.netherlands wrote:
In article <40**********************@dreader2.news.tiscali.nl >,
Els <el*********@tiscali.nl> wrote:
I totally agree with you.
Now all we need is people who don't agree, to make it a real
thread ;-)


You would make an excellent troll. :-)


If I sent him the wool would he make me one too?


Don't know... ask him :-)

--
Els

Sonhos vem. Sonhos vo. O resto imperfeito.
- Renato Russo -

Jul 20 '05 #7

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