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From Felix Schumacher <felix.schumac...@internetallee.de>
Subject Re: Comparison of menu font sizes
Date Wed, 18 Mar 2015 20:00:19 GMT
Am 18.03.2015 um 20:01 schrieb sebb:
> On 18 March 2015 at 06:40, Andrey Pokhilko <apc4@ya.ru> wrote:
>> I will support Sebb here, my experience says that 80% menu font size is
>> the best.
> So shall we settle on 85%?
ok
>
>> (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
>>> <felix.schumacher@internetallee.de> wrote:
>>>> Am 17. März 2015 02:05:45 MEZ, schrieb sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com>:
>>>>> On 16 March 2015 at 20:56, Felix Schumacher
>>>>> <felix.schumacher@internetallee.de> 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.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> http://jmeter.apache.org/ - original, i.e. 100%
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> http://people.apache.org/~sebb/jmeter90/ - 90%
>>>>>>> http://people.apache.org/~sebb/jmeter85/ - 85%
>>>>>>> http://people.apache.org/~sebb/jmeter80/ - 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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