feedback on new wiki theme

Phil Bull philbull at gmail.com
Sat Sep 6 09:59:22 UTC 2008


Hi guys,

On Fri, 2008-09-05 at 23:09 +0100, Matthew East wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 10:31 PM, Jordan Mantha <laserjock at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> > This is a very nice theme and looks more professional and usable to
> > me. My only complaint is that it's rather narrow on all my computers
> > (widescreen laptop and LCD displays). It looks like we're losing an
> > awful lot of screen real estate. Is it possible to make it a fluid
> > rather than fixed width theme? http://www.ubuntu.com has the same
> > issue.
> 
> I did think about this, but one of the points of the theme was to be
> consistent with the ubuntu.com website. As a result I'm pretty
> reluctant to depart from that unless the ubuntu.com website design
> changes.

For the purposes of documentation, it would be better to keep the
narrower page width for the chosen font size. Narrower columns of text
are easier to scan (c.f. newspapers, magazines) [1] [2].

Thanks,

Phil

[1] - http://hid.fidelity.com/q31998/column.htm
[2] - http://www.bastoky.com/KeyRelations.htm

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