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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (The little lost angel)
Subject: Re: More advice for programmers
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 03:01:49 GMT
Organization: Yes please, I'm quite disorganized & lost at the moment
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On Mon, 14 Oct 2002 13:54:39 +0200, Roger Johansson
>In books and newspapers we use a font like Times New Roman, because it
>is much easier to read.
For on screen displays, non-serif is easier on the eyes. The
strong lines make it easier to read than the blurred ends of serif
>Try to read a long text file on your computer, and change the font
>type and size until you find a font which is really nice to read for
>more than just a few sentences.
>You will probably find that a proportional book-style font like Times
>New Roman is a lot easier to read than any fixed pitch font like
A fixed pitch font is seldom recommended for anything that does not
serve a particular requirement (such as code segments with
What a programmer or web designer have to keep in mind is people use a
variety of screen sizes from 640x480 to 1600x1200... and the entire
screen is NOT always available. Thus the font sizes should NOT be
fixed. Most browsers allow you to change font sizes unless the HTML
code did something to fix it.
>But it helps if you read through every text several times, thinking
>about how you can make it more logical and easy to understand.
Better to get a newbie in the field to read it since a lot of pros
take things for granted!!! E.g. I would write something like "use
Transient (plot against time) for xyz purposes" but any of you would
accept transient without thinking about it :D
L.Angel: I'm looking for web design work.
If you need basic to med complexity webpages at affordable rates, email me :)
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