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Donald B. Lagosz-Sinclair
2004-04-07, 15:20
I like the Fishbone web interface, but I have a few questions/suggestions:

1. I'd prefer to have slightly larger text size. Changing the font sizes
in slimserver.css seems to have no effect. Is there something more I need
to do?

2. I like browsing by album art, but it would be nice to have the album
art appear when browsing by artist, after selecting particular artist (that
is, selecting "Richard Thompson" would display album art for all Richard
Thompson CDs). It's a little difficult to find an album by its cover when
the CDs are displayed in album title order.

3. An nice extension of the above would be to provide the ability to select
artist by thumbnail; that is, if the artist folder contained a file named
thumb.jpg, the artist browse menu would display the thumbnails (with
tooltips showing the artist name, of course).

Just looking forward to the day when we'll be able to use a wireless
touchscreen remote.

-:- dbls

kdf
2004-04-07, 15:40
Quoting "Donald B. Lagosz-Sinclair" <dbls (AT) comcast (DOT) net>:

> I like the Fishbone web interface, but I have a few questions/suggestions:
>
> 1. I'd prefer to have slightly larger text size. Changing the font sizes
> in slimserver.css seems to have no effect. Is there something more I need
> to do?

You would have to change the TD font-size fo rthe playlist and browse listings.
You may also have to turn off the HTML caching in server settings, performance.
Then, refresh the browser window. The CSS should then properly reload and you
can turn the caching back on. Also, most browsers do have an option to increase
text size globally. This may be something to try if you want all text larger.

> 2. I like browsing by album art, but it would be nice to have the album
> art appear when browsing by artist, after selecting particular artist (that
> is, selecting "Richard Thompson" would display album art for all Richard
> Thompson CDs). It's a little difficult to find an album by its cover when
> the CDs are displayed in album title order.

The server doesn't yet support full artwork under other browse modes.

> 3. An nice extension of the above would be to provide the ability to select
> artist by thumbnail; that is, if the artist folder contained a file named
> thumb.jpg, the artist browse menu would display the thumbnails (with
> tooltips showing the artist name, of course).

Great idea, but the same problem as above. The server, currently gets artwork
ONLY from song references. For browse by artwork, each album is linked with one
song from that album. That song is then used for retrieving artwork. Linking to
an artist would not be possible just yet. Most of these features would be
possible with a full database backend, but that's a whole other discussion that
been carried out too often and too early :)

cheers,
kdf