[IAEP] [Systems] wiki design

Eben Eliason eben.eliason at gmail.com
Sat Apr 3 13:27:51 EDT 2010

On Sat, Apr 3, 2010 at 1:14 PM, Bernie Innocenti <bernie at codewiz.org> wrote:
> 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.

Yeah, that's fine. Maybe keep the underline in the default state, but
remove it in the hover state when the background color changes.

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