[FFmpeg-devel] ffmpeg.org clean up

Robert Swain robert.swain
Sun Feb 15 15:24:21 CET 2009

2009/2/15 Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at>:
> On Sat, Feb 14, 2009 at 07:20:35PM -0800, Mike Melanson wrote:
>> Robert Swain wrote:
>> > Hello everyone,
>> >
>> > I realise we're in the thick of a duel, but I spent my day working on
>> > ffmpeg.org. I'm fed up of it being disorganised and ugly and have been
>> > for a long time. My web development skills aren't the best and I
>> > haven't touched any for a couple of years or so.
>> >
>> > Anyway, I reorganised the pages a little into sections and
>> > subsections, made all pages XHTML 1.0 Strict compliant and
>> > consequently added a little CSS for centering. Would this update be
>> > welcome?
>> Thanks for working on this. I'm the last person who volunteered to
>> overhaul the website. I don't envy your task when the project leader
>> hasn't moved forward from 1997 in terms of web browser technology. :)
> its not my fault that browser tech moved backward since then
> once upon a time the web was about information, text, and pictures, diagrams
> and videos related to the text. Now its java, javascript, flash, god knows
> what _unrelated_ to the subject at hand, only effect it has is distract from
> the content which is what the reader cares about, eating more resources
> net bandwidth, cpu and memory and of course all the secholes in the bloated
> trash needed to view the latest brainfarts of the industry ...
> ffmpeg.org is nice, CSS if used correct is fine as well
> a good test to see if a web page is well written is to use a browser just
> supporting plain html, no java* no flash no CSS and running on a text only
> terminal if the webpage is not useable the author is not competent at writing
> html

Did you check the link I pasted to the reworked version? It won't
really look too much different to you.


More information about the ffmpeg-devel mailing list