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Re^2: <readmore> for [Anonymous Monk] renders with a background, how about only an outline?

by Anonymous Monk
on Jul 05, 2012 at 09:44 UTC ( #980001=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: <readmore> for [Anonymous Monk] renders with a background, how about only an outline?
in thread <readmore> for [Anonymous Monk] renders with a background, how about only an outline?

On the other hand, this is not a matter of importance, or is it?

Try one of these for as anonymous monk

And then view a few tutorials, say PerlMonks for the Absolute Beginner and How (Not) To Ask A Question ( near the top of the list ), how do they compare?

Maybe lower the brightness of your monitor a click or two (a bar or two) and read them again, how do they compare?

If you've got LCD monitor, move your head above/below/left/right, how do they compare?

Try the same with no-stylesheet (firefox Alt+View+Page Style+No Style ), how do they compare?

I don't know why jdporter didn't use readmore in PerlMonks for the Absolute Beginner but I can guess because its easier to read.

I do know why jeffa used readmores in How (Not) To Ask A Question, its because its recommended.

A #eeeeee background messes with the contrast , its just not black/white

I can understand why authors of Tutorials want to have visual distinction for readmore tags when editing Tutorials, but readers of Tutorials don't need that information, its visual interference -- aren't Tutorials something we want visitors to read?


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Re^3: <readmore> for [Anonymous Monk] renders with a background, how about only an outline?
by jdporter (Canon) on Jul 05, 2012 at 14:56 UTC

    Whether or not visually distinguishing a <readmore> block is desirable or effective is, I think, a matter of personal taste and style settings.

    But as for why How (Not) To Ask A Question uses a <readmore> or why PerlMonks for the Absolute Beginner does not, there is actually no good reason to. Tutorials (of which those are two) never show <readmore> blocks collapsed as in other sections. The only possible effect is to give the block visual distinction (as is being argued in this thread). That being the only possible use, I would argue that one may as well use <table>s (or <div>s) to blockify one's writeup.

    I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.

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