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Re: Basic documentation style for better reading



Also, let me just clarify that reader will still be able to make text width smaller than 800px by resizing he's browser.

On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 11:36 AM, W. Martin Borgert <debacle@debian.org> wrote:
On 2012-03-11 02:12, Kostya Rybnikov wrote:
> I'm trying to get started and read HTML docs and what I can say that it is
> hard to read in it's current view. So I suggest to improve reading process
> by adding small change on HTML generation: add style="max-width: 800px;
> margin: 0pt auto;" inside body tag. That would make a huge difference.

A few years back I would have answered: Let me, the reader, decide
about the text width by resizing my browser window.  Nowadays this
does not fit most peoples browsing behaviour anymore. Maximised
windows are more common, esp. on tablets etc.

It is common understanding for latin alphabets that 66 characters
are very convenient for reading. (No idea about Russian, Arabic,
Chinese...) CSS does to my knowledge not support "66chars" as
width.

Maybe "66em" is more or less appropriate for text?
What advantages and disadvantages have pixels?


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