[FFmpeg-devel] ffmpeg.org clean up

Mike Melanson mike
Mon Feb 16 19:16:38 CET 2009

Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> 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 ...

Let me know of a plausible, cross-browser method to display 
informational graphs (like performance vs. revision) in FATE using your 
set of constraints. I'm still trying to solve that problem after a year.

     -Mike Melanson

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