[Taxacom] The Lacewing Digital Library: a new web resource for insects of the orders Neuroptera, Megaloptera and Raphidioptera

Pedro Onativia pedro.onativia at gmail.com
Sat Nov 3 10:17:03 CDT 2007

The Lacewing site is very good.  Although I see the utility in proper web
'grammar,'  I firmly believe that the content being delivered is more
important than the structure supporting it.  Good work!

Best regards,
Pedro Onativia Lake

On 11/2/07, Andy Mabbett <taxcam at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
> In message <4728952B.7020609 at tamu.edu>, John D. Oswald
> <j-oswald at tamu.edu> writes
> >The Lacewing Digital Library project team is pleased to announce the
> >availability of a new web resource -- the Lacewing Digital Library
> >(http://lacewing.tamu.edu/index.html)
> >Comments and suggestions for additions and improvements to the LDL site
> >are welcome.
> [reply posted to Taxacom only]
> I don't know as much about Lacewings as I'd like to, but I know  good
> deal about web authoring. I hope the following brief points will be
> helpful.
>    *    Quote the URL as http://lacewing.tamu.edu/ - there's no need for
>         the "index.html" to be given
>    *    Loose the frames - use server-side includes to add a banner at
>         the top of each page, then let it scroll of the view-port to
>         save screen space on small devices.
>    *    Fix your HTML, so that it validates.
>    *    "Site best viewed at 1280 x 960 - Designed for IE7 and FireFox
>         2.0 "  and if I'm an Opera user with a 1024x or 800x display?
>         Design your site to work in all browsers.
>    *    With just two options (or even half a dozen) a drop-down for
>         "select a resource" is overkill; you should simply provide a
>         list of links (marked up as a list, using "UL" and "LI" HTML
>         elements. If you can't do that, then the drop-down should not be
>         dependent on Javascript, but have a "go" button (you're not only
>         excluding many users with no Javascript capability, but also
>         search engines.
>    *    Use the hCard microformat <http://microformats.org/wiki/hcard>
>         for all your contact details.
>    *    Consider using the draft "species" microformat
>         <http://microformats.org/wiki/species> for taxonomic names; and
>         contribute to the work developing that microformat at on that
>         wiki.
> I'd be happy to advise further, about either web standards or applying
> microformats.
> --
> Andy Mabbett
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> ?
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