[sword-devel] New website updated (kinda)

Chris Little sword-devel@crosswire.org
21 Sep 2001 00:08:53 -0700

> I just clicked my way around a bit and the new site is very nice. Great 
> job.

Just for the record, Jonathan Hughes and Don Elbourne were the ones who
did all the work on the site.  I'm not leaving anyone out am I?  All I
did was write a little script to convert SSIs to JSPs.  But I'll agree
that it does look great.

> I have a question: is it possible to click on a volume for download and 
> stay on the page containing the link? When I click on a link, I get a new 
> page saying "click here if you don't get redirected" or words to that 
> effect, and then a dialogue box about where I want to save the file...
> After starting the download, I then have to click the back arrow to get 
> back to the page listing the modules for download.
> It would be a lot cleaner if I could click to start the dialog of where I 
> wanted to save something, deal with it and then start looking for the next 
> module I wanted to download.

I'm not really sure how we would implement this.  Two thoughts that come
to mind are automatically redirecting the user back to the referer after
the file starts to d/l or making the new page be directed to a new
window, and possibly close it after d/l starts.

I agree with you that it's a bit inefficient the way it functions
currently.  There's a school of web design that says the user should
never have to click back.

> Also, would it be useful to put a link in that would download all the 
> unlocked books in a given category in a given language?

That would result in some very large downloads for many languages that
people would have difficulty downloading.