Re: [WSG]

2006-03-17 Thread Grant Bissett

Me.


On 14/03/2006, at 11:15 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:



I know this is an extremely subjective question to ask... However...

Does anyone have an opinion (ha!) regarding who they believe to be  
the most
creative/impressive standards-based Web interface designer/s in  
Australia

(preferably, but not necessarily, Sydney) at this particular point in
history?

I'm thinking along the lines of your Douglas Bowmans and  Dan  
Cederholms
(or anyone else if Doug and Dan don't float you boat) of the  
Australian Web

design scene.

Any opinions appreciated.
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Re: [WSG] Non-interactive Web display on wall screen?

2006-03-12 Thread Grant Bissett

Hi,
Firstly, no I don't have experience doing this, but:

- I'm pretty mozilla will take command line parameters to let you  
start it full screen, without any of the browser chrome.


- a handful of pages with an old fashioned meta refresh should do  
what you need


just a thought
-grant

On 13/03/2006, at 9:03 AM, Tom Worthington wrote:

Has anyone advice to give on displaying web content on a non- 
interactive wall screen?


I was asked about content for a large screen as an electronic  
information board in the foyer of a building. The display will not  
be interactive but just cycle through some set information.


Creating content for such devices is an expensive and the novelty  
of doing it wears off quickly. Most end up like the forlorn tourist  
kiosks I saw in India, switched off and collecting dust http:// 
www.tomw.net.au/blog/2005/12/electronic-tourist-kiosk.html


Instead I thought of using a selection of existing web content from  
the organization's web site. The screen can cycle through web pages  
showing current events, profiles of people and projects. This would  
require a few scripts to control the web browser and command it to  
display a canned list of pages.


I did a quick mockup using the Opera browser and it looked okay,  
with the browser forcing the web page to the width of the screen. I  
could get a better result using carefully designed accessible web  
pages http://www.tomw.net.au/2005/wd/#udf, but the average page  
seems to work okay.


Dose anyone have experience of doing this? Are there products to  
adapt the browser and content? I had a look on the web and found  
some Kiosk products, but these are for interactive exhibits.




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