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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-04 08:46:10

Jason Earl <Jason_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Coming from a web design / web programming background (PHP), if there
> is anything i can do towards the design / interface / back-end, I would
> would be happy to put some time into site if there is anything I can
> do.
> There are pro's and cons with fixed width design. Fixed width can make
> things a lot more readable as you don't have excessively long lines to
> read on computers with hi-res screens. A lot of people do find this is
> true. On the other hand for a site involving a lot of code snippets,
> you will have a lot of <code> and / or <pre> blocks that have code that
> need to be non wrap-able and monospace fonts, so liquid layouts are a
> bonus there, as these code snippets can often break a fixed width
> design.

Of course we really should keep our code snippets reasonably narrow
for the same reasons, but I doubt we can actually get buy-in and
disciplined attention from everyone who's writing docs.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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