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On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 4:59 PM, Bernhard Dippold <> wrote:

Christian Lohmaier schrieb:

Hi Florian, *,

On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 5:29 PM, Florian Effenberger wrote:


Can we localize the Banner text for various sites? At least English and
German would be desirable.

Well, as the basis is a background image - it's not really feasible.

There are two options:

a) localize the image

I updated the SVG source in the wiki:

So everybody should be able to replace the English text with the native

If someone provides me with the respective *short* texts in other languages
I could create the images too.

b) replace all the text in the banner with HTML (in proper size, color and

This would mean more work on the HTML/css side, but localization would be
much easier.

If someone is able to do this work, I provide the background image without
any text:

But please be aware, that this banner is likely to be modified during the
next days, so you might have to repeat your work ...

Best regards


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Another idea is taking advantage of HTML5 and redoing the banner using
canvas.  Here are two nice tutorials talking about Canvas in general and
another focused on the usage of text and fonts:

Unfortunately Canvas and HTML5 in general depends a lot on JS and from my
experience, the sliverstripe platform is not good enough supporting it. The
advantage of using Canvas is that the banner will be more scriptable and
easier to enhance with SSI for a more dynamic meter.

The raphael JS libary might be an overkill but still is a smooth resources
to take advantage of.

*Alexandro Colorado*
** Español

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