[pmwiki-users] It's time to change pmwiki default skin!

John Rankin john.rankin at affinity.co.nz
Thu Sep 15 04:34:07 CDT 2011

> I agree about Verdana because it has the "wrong" size:
> http://sbpoley.home.xs4all.nl/webmatters/verdana.html

Yes! As an older reader, I tend to assume that any web site using Verdana
doesn't want me as a visitor. I know I can make the text bigger, but why
should I?
>> I'd suggest to use a sans-serif for the menu, and a serif for the
>> content, because serif is easier to read when there is lots of text
> this is not necessarily true on screens. Web typography is not paper
> typography.

OTOH, serif for web headings and sans for body text is OK and if done well
gives a professional effect without sacrificing readability. (But not
Georgia!) Although I find as screen resolutions improve, serif body text
bothers me less than it used to -- but there are still a lot of low res
screens around, so it is probably better to stay with sans body text until
the next refresh in 2018!
>>A fixed width, centered text area could be more readable for bigger
>> screens.
> As I wrote, I dislike fixed width design.

Yes and they tend to break if the reader makes the text smaller or bigger.
I note that on geany,org the width scales along with the font size, as it

John Rankin

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