[maemo-community] maemo.org redesign

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Wed Oct 8 17:46:07 EEST 2008
On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 6:49 AM, Quim Gil <quim.gil at nokia.com> wrote:
> ext Tim wrote:
>> Last thought: Your idea does not reflect a "fluid" layout in the true
>> sense, so we should make sure people keep that in mind as they design.
> Long horizontal lines are more difficult to read and screen resolutions
> are getting wider and wider. So yes, fixed width is a good default
> unless there are good reasons for breaking it (like we are doing with
> bugs.m.o and garage.m.o

Erm, I *think* Tim's arguing for a fluid width, but you're not, Quim?

I *strongly* believe that a fixed width design is almost fundamentally
broken (and, as tablet users we should see the problems it can cause).
If someone maximises their browser window on a 1600x1050 screen, why
shouldn't the design take up 75% of the space? They may have increased
the minimum font size, or they may like those widths.

The problem with a fixed-width design is finding the right width. Many
people use 1024(x768) or 800(x600), but I like my window at about ~900
pixels wide on the desktop, and *have* to maximise the tablet browser
to get a usable width.

We should be setting a good example: if everyone used a fluid-width
design, the tablets wouldn't have quite so many problems on the web.



Andrew Flegg -- mailto:andrew at bleb.org  |  http://www.bleb.org/
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