[wp-hackers] Re: The fixed with of the admin area
viper at viper007bond.com
Wed Mar 5 02:56:27 GMT 2008
You're incorrect. GMail is full width -- no fixed width containers except
the sidebar and that doesn't count.
On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 4:58 PM, Charles <lists07 at wiltgen.net> wrote:
> >> Well-designed sites and web apps take that into account by
> >> using either (1) use a fixed-width layout (i.e. A List Apart),
> >> or (2) use a fluid layout but ensuring that line lengths remain
> >> reasonable through fixed-width containers (i.e. Google Reader).
> > I believe it's more natural for a software interface -- creating
> > and managing content -- to be fully-fluid. The new Yahoo! Mail,
> > Gmail, and Google Groups, which I'm writing in right now are
> > all good examples.
> Gmail and Google Groups follow method (2). They use a fluid layout but
> ensure that line lengths remain reasonable via means like fixed-width
> Yahoo! Mail doesn't, and accordingly suffers on wide screens for emails
> aren't hard-wrapped. Studies on optimum line lengths go back to the late
> 1800s, so the Yahooligans don't have much of an excuse.
> Just to be clear, I like fluid layouts. There are lots of good examples
> fluid layouts that keep readability sane.
> -- Charles
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