Preliminary guidelines for the development of the Snowmass 2002 Web site:
Files should be submitted via the
Snowmass File Exchange
and subsequently checked for integrity by their submitter after they have
been harvested (i.e., ten minutes later).
HTML files intended to be posted should have names of the form
(name).html where (name) consists of digits, lowercase letters
and only those punctuation characters that are platform-neutral,
i.e., only characters
that render similarly in browsers running on Mac, PC, Unix and other
platforms. The characters should also be manageable on most platforms,
e.g., no characters (space, tab, parentheses, quotes, etc) that have
special meaning to Mac, Windows, Unix, etc. (This is standard good Web
practice.) Names should be reasonable in length.
Directory (folder) names should be likewise restricted in composition.
PDF files intended to be posted should have names of the form (name).pdf
where (name) is likewise restricted as with HTML. For maximum
accessibility PDF files should be used only where HTML cannot easily do the job.
Except for requiring Adobe Acrobat Reader (or similar) for viewing PDF
files, all essential content should be accessible without the use of
browser helpers or plugins, or special (unusual) browsers.
Audio, video and other multimedia is not excluded, but think first about
bandwidth and accessibility.
In general, content should take precedence over form, but form should
certainly count for something.
Image files (GIF, JPEG, PNG) should be kept as small as possible to reduce
bandwidth demands, and preferably should not exceed about 640 pixels in width
in order to fit in most users' browsers without horizontal scrolling.
HTML files should use a white background except for special purposes.
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was updated Tuesday, 8 August 2006 at 04:37:32 PM.