[sword-devel] Re: OSIS Web tool

Hastings sword-devel@crosswire.org
Wed, 17 Sep 2003 19:40:40 -0700

>Possibly make more of a contrasting color scheme.
>The top menus are a muted blue on a blue background.

I agree. It would be good if those menu items acted as tabs and the tab for 
the page you are on would be different from the rest. See how Google does 
it,  http://www.google.com/  . Also take a look at 
http://www.blueletterbible.org/ and see how the menu on the left always 
lets you know where you are on the site.

>The borders on the buttons don't show up well.
>The "Go" buttons could be a little wider.  Maybe rename them "Search".

A little wider and less flat if possible. I don't know if renaming would be 
better. "Go" is common, almost expected. The buttons and fields for 
reference and phrase at http://www.blueletterbible.org/ look good,  but 
they take up a lot space.

>  I
>had to actually click on the "ADD YOUR TEXT HERE" button to know it was a

That definitely needs to be fixed.

>To me the "Open Scriptural information standard" logo seems out of place.
>It doesn't seem to fit with the rest of the page.

It covers some of the menu items if the window is not full screen 
(1024x768). The first to go is "help" - not good.

On pages like, passagestudy.jsp, the Translations and Commentaries lists 
are very long. Could they be put in a scrollable box?

On the page, preferences.jsp, when you first go there and have no 
preferences, "Click to remove. Reselect on the side to move to the top," is 
as clear as mud. Yet, that is all you are instructed to do. After selecting 
a few items it becomes clear. The bar/line on the left below Translations 
could be a text block that says "click a translation below to add it." 
Likewise, replace the bar below Commentaries. BTW: it has "Comentaries" 
with one "m".

It may also be good to place a small statement on the page explaining how 
the preferences are used by the system, and why I should take the time to 
select preferences.