[TYPO3-english] accessible gmenu.. typoscript question
pietroorda at gmail.com
Sun Oct 19 21:05:31 CEST 2008
I'll will definetly checkout your extension and mail you if it is what
I am looking for,
On Sun, Oct 19, 2008 at 7:25 PM, Christopher Torgalson
<bedlamhotel at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 18-Oct-08, at 11:48 PM, piet roorda wrote:
>> sleeping over the idea of this gtmenu, I have the following thoughts:
>> what if we put the color and fonttype and size in the constants
>> and why not generate only an 1px wide image and keep it repeating as
>> we do in css;
> I don't understand what this question means :) I have heard the
> repeating too small an image in backgrounds slows down rendering time
> on the client side though.
>> ... or:l why not do as in CSS Sprites: Image Slicing's Kiss of Death
>> (http://www.alistapart.com/articles/sprites/) creating an entire css
>> image in typoscript
> As I mentioned in the post you replied to: check my extension, it does
> exactly this. I've even built one site that uses one GIFBUILDER
> background image in each menu item to show the 'normal', mouseover,
> and active conditions of that item (email me off list for the url if
> you're interested).
>> OK so now we have three ways of doing it:
>> 1. as suggested in accessible gtmenu
>> 2. as in 1 but with in the constants.
>> 3. creating in the typoscript the overall image used in css as in
>> Image Slicing
>> either route will be favoured based on our typoscript/css experience
>> as an individual or as a team, so
>> cost/effort will certainly play its role here.
>> but shouldn't we take server load consequences into account too?
>> Does anyone has any thoughts on this.
> Without having done a great deal of research, I'd say that in most
> cases, server load shouldn't be a huge issue: GIFBUILDER images are
> cached, and only regenerated when menu items etc change or the
> relevant directory in /typo3temp is emptied.
> Christopher Torgalson
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