[thesite] Ratings Bar .. CSS .. yet again ...

David McCreath mccreath at ak.net
Thu Jan 3 18:47:54 CST 2002

Tonight on ABC: It's the .jeff and Dave show! Watch Dave try to catch up 
on three months of development while .jeff rolls his eyes and sets him 

.jeff wrote:

> david,
>>From: David McCreath
>>Oh, and the widths of the individual cells should be
>>"20%" each, but you probably already knew that.
> actually, they really are 25% each.  that's because there is no zero rating
> hence no need to show the 0-1 section of the rating bar.  that leaves four
> sections -- 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, and 4-5 -- or 25% each.

Well, the table is coded like this:

<td width="25%">

<td width="25%">

<td width="18%">
<td width="7%">
<td width="25%">

So if it's uniformly 25%, there should only be four cells.

HOWEVER! I think there should be five cells. Why?

If the rating bar is going to show above the radio buttons (the way the 
red background one does currently), then the 0-1 section gives the whole 
thing a nice visual continuity [poking with blunt stick]. Having five 
radio buttons and four sections would be confusing.


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