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From Marvin Humphrey <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Layout change version 2
Date Fri, 07 Oct 2011 13:13:45 GMT
On Fri, Oct 07, 2011 at 01:15:52PM +0200, Christian Grobmeier wrote:
> Anyway I made you a quick'n'dirty look for fluid:
Well, the previous iteration (<>)
was also "fluid", in the same way that just about every other modern major
site is fluid: there are graphical elements, either visible (the top bars on
<>, <>) or invisible (the container
divs on <>, <>) which grow and shrink so
that the page always looks appropriate no matter the browser window width.

It's just that the boxes which hold *text* did not change width in your
previous variant.

> Do you like that more?
> Other thoughts?

I really like the way the previous iteration was going, and I strongly prefer
it over the fluid-text-box variation.

Aesthetically, super long line lengths make it difficult for the eye to
re-anchor itself on the next line when jumping left -- they are taxing for the
same reason that ragged-left justification is harder on the eye than

Practically, fluid text boxes are more demanding to design around in terms of
CSS wizardry, spacial visualization skills and web design experience.  The
centered-rigid layout will be easier for others to maintain and to keep things
looking right in all browsers and at all window widths.


Marvin Humphrey

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