[IAEP] [Systems] wiki design

Bernie Innocenti bernie at codewiz.org
Sat Apr 3 13:14:34 EDT 2010

On Sat, 2010-04-03 at 11:44 -0400, Eben Eliason wrote:
> I agree that sites which don't restrict the body column width are
> generally more difficult to read, and it can be frustrating to users
> who have a number of tabs open in a single window to continually
> resize that window to make those sites readable. I'd put in a vote for
> setting a max-width (instead of a fixed width), specified in ems, so
> that the line length is comfortable for readability regardless of the
> font size, and the layout can still scale down gracefully for narrower
> viewports, such as on mobile devices.
> I'd recommend something around 80–100 characters per line for best
> readability. (It looks like about 100 now, so no change needed there.)
> I'm happy to see you've already set the line-height to something
> reasonable, too. Anyway, I love the redesign. I think it's looking
> great! nice work.

I totally agree. Josh, is anything that you'd like to change before we
move your work to the production wiki?

> One other note I had was that I'd like to see hover effects on links
> in the main articles, just like those in the menu to the left.

I'm +1 on adding a hover effect, but -1 on removing the underlining
hint, which would make the links harder to distinguish.

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