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Kathy Moore <[log in to unmask]>
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Kathy Moore <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 17 Apr 2006 22:35:27 -0400
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The optimum line width for readability is widely understood to be
40-60 characters. Making "fluid design" an end in itself tends to
overlook this and can produce screenfuls of type so wide as to strain
a reader's ability to dart back and forth with the eyes while tracking
the same line--especially if the designer uses a large-counter font
like Verdana or even Arial without allowing generous line spacing.

The ideal is probably to set column widths in ems, making sure that no
likely user customization of the type size will result in in horizontal
scrolling at 800x600.

Kathy Moore
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Do you all feel that
> sites *should* be fluid and expand with the browser
> window? Or, do you feel this is not important enough
> to warrant the extra effort? Does it make a difference
> for the user?
>
> Regards,
> Jim Griesemer
> http://www.jrgdesignworks.com/
>

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