Full Article Attached Gecko's Realm Gets a Facelift

Thursday August 5th, 1999

Shashi Narain, proprietor of The Gecko's Realm, writes, "The Gecko's Realm has undergone a major facelift and is now up and running for your viewing pleasure. For those of you who don't know where the site is located, it can be found here:

A number of you over at Netscape have seen bits and pieces of the redesigned site from all my bug reporting. Now is your chance to see it as one tight, cohesive package.

Before heading over to the Realm, there are a number of items that you need to keep in mind...

1) All elements are positioned absolutely using 800x600 as the benchmark screen resolution. It is imperitive that your screen and/or Mozilla window be at 800x600 because of the element positioning.

2) The site was redesigned using the July 30th build as the benchmark. I make no guarantee that the site will work with earlier builds.

3) Please use apprunner and *not* viewer when going to the site. The reason is because all the various exhibits open in a separate Mozilla window using JS's which does not work with viewer. It is also recommended that you minimize the toolbar which contains the 'Home' and 'My Netscape' buttons. This gives the site a little more 'canvas' to work with.

4) For those of you tempted to try the site using IE5, let me save you the time by saying, 'Don't Bother!!!' Most of the DOM Level 1 that I use is *not* supported in IE5...I even manged to crash IE on a number of occasions when I tried it out."

UPDATE: Shashi has written in with an explanation as to the purpose of the site, and a reply to some of the posts in the talkback forum for this news item. Click "Full Article" below to read his comments.

#23 screen size

by Anon

Sunday August 8th, 1999 11:23 AM

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You can write non-resolution specific HTML & JS even without checking the screen size using the screen object. You could also let the user specify the screen size in a form, and set some variables using JS. There are many ways.

And yes, I did read the previous posts.

The "code a better one" part is also silly. I code "better ones" for a living in projects for clients every day, and I report bugs whenever I find them. What I don't do is post half-assed crappy demos that only make the whole Mozilla project seem like a joke to outsiders.

I've seen dozens of cooler DHTML demos, for instance the flash demo / scrollbar strategy by a guy whose name escapes my mind right now. If you want to do a demo, at least do it right!