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

Kenneth Forsbäck kenneth.forsback at bob.fi
Thu Sep 15 04:44:09 CDT 2011

I'd also want to point out that pmwiki still uses fixed dimensions in 
its skin. I'd recommend moving away from anything fixed (px, pt) to 
relative dimensions (rem, em, %).

And yes, a max-width column, not fixed.

The three Rs of web design: relative, relative, relative.

On 2011-09-15 12:34 pm, John Rankin wrote:
>> 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
> should.
> JR

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