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From Felix Schumacher <felix.schumac...@internetallee.de>
Subject Re: Comparison of menu font sizes
Date Tue, 17 Mar 2015 05:55:23 GMT


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.

>
>> 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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