CHAT: Summary for the FAQ [was: RE: CHAT: Art appreciation and conlang appreciation]
|Date:||Wednesday, November 24, 1999, 1:16|
Boudewijn Rempt <bsarempt@...> wrote:
> I second that - since the Faq-o-matic appears to be up,
> could you write the summary? Then we can enter it immediately.
Me and my big mouth! Alright, I'll summarize the posts, trying
to keep them in order, and snipping unnecesary parts and such.
Then we'll see. You can write something too if you want, B.! ;)
PS I've written a first draft, in HTML form. It needs an index
and links, but it's just a test. I seem to have lost some of
the original posts, too, and I think the first part (speaking
of Jan Steen and Dutch artists) should be trimmed a bit.
David, I have no access to the FAQ-o-Matic. You tell me which
layout you prefer. A big file with sections and lots of internal
links seems better to me, but it's your choice (or the program's?)
If I'm free to format it, please let me know. I'm sending you a
copy privately. For the rest of y'all, it's a page divided into
two columns (30% and 70%); on the right there are the posts
(trimmed and formatted a bit) and on the left, where it was
important, I've inserted some comments (especially rhetorical
questions that are answered on the right). The main sections of
posts are also shown with a light blue background; the comments
are on a yellow-brownish background. This of course needs a
proper browser -- I don't like using BGCOLOR in table cells,
but on the worst case you won't miss much. Important words and
concepts are in boldface. I'd like to invite anyone who wants to
do so to take a look at the text and add a preface and/or a
conclusion, since I'm uninspired and I lack the mastery of
English necessary for a scholarly essay style.