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Re^2: Why is still so ugly and outdated on presentation?

by Zarabozo (Acolyte)
on Aug 24, 2013 at 01:25 UTC ( #1050748=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Why is still so ugly and outdated on presentation?
in thread Why is still so ugly and outdated on presentation?

...or, I have 24'' LCD monitors with a resolution of 1920 * 1200 pixels, placed at a decent distance. The point being, I generally don't need to do that with other websites that present code-formated blocks. For example, I find Stack Overflow very pleasant to read.
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Re^3: Why is still so ugly and outdated on presentation?
by swampyankee (Parson) on Aug 27, 2013 at 04:28 UTC

    I have a 13 in (33 cm) 1280 by 800 monitor at a decent distance (a bit less than arm's length), wear bifocals, and, oddly, don't have any problems. It also doesn't waste my time with Flash, animations, or such nonsense.

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      I have a 13 [...] and, oddly, don't have any problems.

      And you have the "Large code font" option turned on. Anonymous Monk didn't have that option. (It still isn't an option, but a few days ago I unconditionally enabled it for anonymonk.)

      - tye        

        \o/. Thanks, tye.

        I do use my own CSS to bend the layout to my tastes. That is however not possible on a 'puter that I cannot control or a user agent is not as accommodating as Opera (desktop; presto). All in all, that was a welcome change.

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[Discipulus]: php does not suck anymore?
[ambrus]: Discipulus: I'm not sure, but it certainly doesn't suck as much as it's used to. it's like C++, it sucks because people still recursively learn from twenty year old PHP examples,
[ambrus]: and they try to use the obsolete features that PHP has to support only for compatibility with old scripts. C++ and PHP both have the problem that people can't forget the past, because when they google "PHP" plus the problme they want to solve, they find b
[ambrus]: ad code examples.
[ambrus]: I'm not trying to recommend PHP, but I think it has way too bad a name because of its past.
[ambrus]: This is different from MS Word, which was already a good editor in the pre-unicode days (in word for windows versions 2 and 6, which ran on windows 3 but also on windows 95), only it wasn't trying to solve the task of writing maths papers back then.
[Discipulus]: ah ok, sounds reasonable; with no fear: Perl all life long
[ambrus]: Mind you, LaTeX is currently still useful for writing math paper or snippet content without styling in such a way that the
[ambrus]: formatting conventions of a journal or website can be quickly applied to it, and MS Office and LibreOffice has not quite solved this (although it's better for this than it used to be),
[ambrus]: which is sort of a drawback compared to the ages of typewritten manuscripts representing content only to which the typesetter applies formatting, but that process required much more manual labor.

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