[pmwiki-users] A question about skins
cgruber at uni-osnabrueck.de
Mon Aug 7 19:29:06 CDT 2006
Andrew Standfield wrote:
>65 characters, or 10-15 words. When lines are longer, it takes a
>greater amount of time for the brain to find the start of a new line
>when your eyes snap back to the left.
I'd like to say thats a case for columns, so you can put as much parts
as you like side by side, with a pleasing reading wide. But I can't find
working CSS column definition in today's browsers ... and keep on
dreaming ... ;-)
A good basic approach is done by Dan Cederholm, auther of "Bulletproof
Web Design", s.
On this site you can switch from a fix width layout to a variable -- the
two "kissing" triangle next the navigation. I think for some cases it's
good to have as much space you can get, e.g. large maps, photos and so
on. But the best approach is to let the user decide what to use, he or
she is the real expert.
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