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Re^5: RFC: A Design Proposed for Anonymous Monk (data)by tye (Sage)
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The test also leaves out a few important notes such as resolution
The dimensions of the windows used (in pixels) is rather trivial to get from the screenshots provided. If you mean "resolution" in terms of "pixels per inch", that seems rather irrelevant; it might have an impact on font size choices but the sizes of fonts (and controls) are also evident in the screenshots.
P.S. I did make corrections to the wrapping (as you suggested) which improved that result (caused by the first column's width) when I narrowed my browser window on a few laptops. I didn't ignore your advice tye ;)
To be clear...
I get a wide right column of wasted space just for the display of one line of non-wrapping text, "Welcome to the Monastery". That seems to be the most obvious rendering problem and is evident in most of the browsershots and several people have complained about it. That is the problem that I was referring to as what I reported before the node was posted and that remained a problem after the node was posted. I saw no improvement on that front. I did not say and am not saying that my complaint was ignored. But I certainly disagree with this major problem having been improved.
A while after I reported the above problem, I responded (indirectly) to somebody observing how some elements were inconsistent about how far they extended into this wasted right-side space. luis.roca said something that sounded like he was blaming that behavior on the use of table tags. I noted that I saw two problems: 1) code blocks not being flexible in how much they wrap (and how I address that in my settings) and 2) CSS causing backgrounds and spacers to be the wrong width for their accompanying text.
It appears that (2) was improved somewhat so that the inconsistency at the right-hand side of the left-hand column is less pronounced. I didn't comment on that change as I didn't even notice it at first. It also wasn't something that I had complained about. I merely commented on luis.roca's reply to somebody else's complaint.
I also see no improvement in (1), which is a big contributor to the most obvious problem. So if your mention of "the wrapping" was in reference to the wrapping of code blocks, then I didn't see any change related to that.
extremely poor contrast
That is another problem that I thought you should have some data already for trying to address.