[pmwiki-users] A question about skins
cgruber at uni-osnabrueck.de
Tue Aug 8 04:59:31 CDT 2006
Andrew Standfield wrote:
> This actually got me to thinking about the line length issue because
> it's been quite awhile (almost 10 years (eek)) since I actually
> learned about the effect of long lines. So I did a bit of digging
> around, and according to the latest study I could find about on-
> screen reading, longer lines (of about 95 character per line) are
> read *faster* (counter to what I had originally been taught). But 95
> cpl is about the limit. "Efficiency" was found to be optimized at the
> same length.
> Here's the link to the study:
> And here's a synopsis of it at the U.S Dept. of Health's usability site:
Hi Andrew, thanks for this links.
> BTW, CSS3 will have columnar text (and text and image orientation).
Yes, hopefully will a lot of browsers support them.
> I'm not sure if it's because of the browsers I'm using (Safari,
> Firefox, and Camino), but the arrows on SimpleBits only switch the
> style from wide (900px) fixed-width to narrow (760px) fixed-width.
You are right, there is set a max-width, so it's only in a (small) range
flexible. ;-) But you can delete the max-width or set it to a higher
> At any rate, i'm very much about giving the user a certain amount of
> control over layout, but more from an accessibility point of view
> than a "preference" point of view.
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