[wp-hackers] Re: The fixed with of the admin area
wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Wed Mar 5 13:46:26 GMT 2008
On Mar 4, 2008, at 11:15 PM, Charles wrote:
> Anyway, it's been known for a hundred years that text blocks meant for
> reading can't be too long without impacting humans' ability to read
> You certainly won't find anyone advocating 22" wide text fields.
That is correct. There is a reason newspapers write in narrow columns.
The distinction here is probably that people with big monitors bump up
their fonts a bit bigger than 12pt. I generally have my defaults at
about 16pt, and sometimes go bigger. That makes a difference if the
width of the column is restricted by pixel count.
I would again suggest a max-width determined in em or %. Think of it
as adjusting for inflation. ;)
(Actually, I've [rarely] seen sites where _everything_ was defined
this way. The effect was very cool -- enlarging the text size scaled
up the entire page, just like zooming in. Only really works that way
with _very_ limited graphics, though.)
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