[Vit-discuss] CSS mods: low vision, a first step (patch) (fwd)

John W. Long ng at johnwlong.com
Fri Dec 1 11:32:32 EST 2006

Hugh Sasse wrote:
> At the moment I have only addressed the problems for those with low acuity,
> who will need better contrast and bigger text.  This is an area more
> familiar to me than the other areas that need addressing.  Once there
> is one alternate stylesheet, and the mechanism established for others, 
> I'm sure you'll get contributions for other matters.


Since the differences between this stylesheet and the old stylesheet are 
minimal I've opted not to use this for Ruby-Lang.org. I do appreciate 
your work on it. My worry is that the maintenance needs for alternate 
stylesheets will outweigh their value. Particularly, as newer browsers 
are released and the need to revisit stylesheets becomes apparent.  One 
of the hazards of maintaining multiple versions of a product is that it 
can greatly reduce the speed in which changes can be made. Since our 
staff for Ruby-Lang is entirely volunteer at the moment it seems prudent 
that we minimize the maintenance needs of the site.

I hope that this doesn't come as too much of a letdown for you. I 
suspect that Ruby-Lang will outgrow the current design at some point in 
the next year or two which means that we will probably need to revisit 
the design then. Perhaps we can address the issues you have raised at 
that time.

John Long

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