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Skial Bainn Jul 19 at 11:33
I've been making some changes to the hxwiki forum and uploaded some previews to my github fork.
The time stamp is now a permalink. The avatars are from [[http://en.gravatar.com/|gravatar], if an account is found. If not, then the greyed out Haxe logo is used in its place.
What's your opinion? Idea's? Improvements? Anything that looks crap?
Scott Campbell Jul 19 at 13:05
The only thing I can suggest is to decrease the width of the text.
Long lines of text are harder to read.
The ideal line length for text layout is based on the physiology of the human eye… At normal reading distance the arc of the visual field is only a few inches – about the width of a well-designed column of text, or about 12 words per line. Research shows that reading slows and retention rates fall as line length begins to exceed the ideal width, because the reader then needs to use the muscles of the eye and neck to track from the end of one line to the beginning of the next line. If the eye must traverse great distances on the page, the reader is easily lost and must hunt for the beginning of the next line. Quantitative studies show that moderate line lengths significantly increase the legibility of text.
Web Style Guide - Basic Design Principles for Creating Website
Patrick J. Lynch and Sarah Horton
2nd edition, page 97.
However, this will make the left column wider and create lots of white space leaving you with an unbalanced right-heavy design, you could try move the username and post date under the avatar, with a healthy amount of spacing, and a 3-5px border to the avatar to help alleviate this.
Justin L Mills Jul 19 at 13:45
The images posted seem a bit small can you post some bigger ones?
Skial Bainn Jul 19 at 14:37
@Justin - You should only need to click on the images for them to display full size, as the images are 1423px wide and 1200px+ tall. Let me know if it doesn't work for you.
@Scott - Your right, I'll see what I can do to improve this.
Justin L Mills Jul 19 at 18:17
oh sorry it's the browser it scales to fit but the first one is long.
Justin L Mills Jul 19 at 22:41
If your on IRC sometime would be great to talk me through setup and maybe let me try out your work, once I have setup I can try to contribute but I always suck at backend setup, but once it's just playing with haxe code it's much easier.
Skial Bainn Jul 19 at 23:24
I'll try and get on tomorrow morning. I've only got it going by nekotools locally, so I might be able to talk you through that.