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From Andrey Pokhilko <>
Subject Re: Comparison of menu font sizes
Date Wed, 18 Mar 2015 06:40:18 GMT
I will support Sebb here, my experience says that 80% menu font size is 
the best.

(Although I would totally rework the whole project website to be more
modern, Bootstrap-based etc).

Andrey Pokhilko

On 03/17/2015 11:47 PM, sebb wrote:
> On 17 March 2015 at 05:55, Felix Schumacher
> <> wrote:
>> Am 17. März 2015 02:05:45 MEZ, schrieb sebb <>:
>>> On 16 March 2015 at 20:56, Felix Schumacher
>>> <> wrote:
>>>> Am 14.03.2015 um 16:35 schrieb sebb:
>>>>> I have created some quick test sites to show how the JMeter index
>>> page
>>>>> looks with various different menu font sizes.
>>>>> - original, i.e. 100%
>>>>> - 90%
>>>>> - 85%
>>>>> - 80%
>>>>> On my desktop, the 80% size is perhaps starting to get a bit too
>>> small
>>>>> in comparison with the body text, but 100% is definitely too big.
>>>> In my version on p.a.o/~fschumacher/jmeter I already set the menu
>>> font to
>>>> 90%.
>>>> What do you want with the smaller versions? In my tests with
>>> ~1300x800 we
>>>> only get a line or two more. That could be achieved with less gaps
>>> between
>>>> the boxes also.
>>> It's partly to improve the balance between the sizes so the menu does
>>> not overpower the body text.
>>> Also it allows the menu to be narrower leaving more room for body text
>>> on smaller screens.
>>> On revisiting the 90% examples I still think that is a bit too big
>>> compared with the body text.
>> In my eyes making the menu text smaller is too small. Maybe I have bad sight.
> The point is that at 90% the menu text still looks bigger than the body text.
> If you can read the body text, then you should be able to read the menu text.
> Or maybe the menu text font is not as readable as it should be.
>>>> We don't have to have boxes around the menu items it was just an
>>> example.
>>>> We could even put the menu as a flat one to the top of the page (can
>>> be seen
>>>> in my version, if you use a resolution from 600 to 1000 pixel wide.
>>> That works well for narrower screens; I'm not sure I like it for wider
>>> screens as one cannot see the second level contents at a glance.
>> That is why at 1000px (can be adjusted in the media query) the whole menu is again
shown on the left hand side.
>>>>> It's much the same on a Hudl2 tablet (landscape mode).
>>>>> If the menu text size can be reduced, then the layout can be
>>> adjusted
>>>>> to give more space to the body text. I have not done that in the
>>>>> samples.
>>>> If you mean to widen the main text, then I like to point out, that
>>> wider
>>>> text lines tend to be harder to read. That is the reason, why I put a
>>>> max-width of 60em. We could probably add a few em's, if you like. But
>>> not
>>>> too much (in my eyes).
>>> It would help if the design decisions were documented in the CSS file
>>> as comments.
>> I will put in a few comments.
>> Felix
>>>> Regards
>>>>  Felix
>>>>> [Note: the sites only have the index page; I did not copy the other
>>>>> pages.]

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