[R] Mirror of the R manuals with a new visual style

Jon Clayden jon.clayden at gmail.com
Tue Oct 23 16:14:05 CEST 2012

Hi Barry,

On 23 October 2012 14:00, Barry Rowlingson <b.rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 12:37 PM, Jon Clayden <jon.clayden at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> I've created a new mirror of the HTML versions of the main R manuals
>> at <http://r-manuals.flakery.org>. This mirror does not modify the
>> content of the manuals at all, but simply injects a new visual style
>> with the aim of making the text easier to read and navigate. It will
>> be updated after each release of R.
>> The code used to generate these versions is freely available at
>> <https://github.com/jonclayden/r-manuals>.
>> I hope some people find this useful. Comments are welcome.
>  Very elegant. Could you restyle the whole of www.r-project.org now
> please? And without using FRAMEs? :)

I'm not sure I'm quite ready to volunteer for that job, and besides,
I'm not sure whether my interference would necessarily be welcome...

Avoiding the use of frames was certainly one of the drivers behind the

>  One comment - all the code areas have visible horizontal scroll bars,
> even when not needed. Perhaps change the CSS from :
> overflow-x: scroll
> to
> overflow-x: auto;
>  so the bars only appear when needed. Maybe its different on your
> browser, but I see dead scroll bars (firefox and chrome)

Thanks, good point. I use Safari, which doesn't show the bars unless
they're needed anyway, but I should have checked in Firefox too. I'll
change it.

All the best,

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