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Requesting review of site: op111.net

  • demetris
    Participant

    @demetris

    Hello, people!

    If anyone can spare a few moments, I would appreciate any criticism:

    http://op111.net/

    The site uses Sandbox + Blueprint CSS + a child theme.

    I intend to work on some aspects (for example, now the site’s focus is not explicit or maybe obvious). For now I’m trying to make it useable: is it easy to read? Is navigation easy? Is the alternate style good or useful?

    Or anything else you want to comment on. 🙂

    Thanks for reading,
    demetris

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  • Chrisber
    Member

    @chrisber

    I would consider applying a maximum width to your main content area. Even on my puny 17″ monitor the line lengths get too long to be legible.

    demetris
    Participant

    @demetris

    Thanks, Chrisber!

    I will have to think about how to do this best…

    For now I added an option to the style switcher. (I would leave it as an option permanently, but I don’t know if it is good having so many options.)

    Here are direct links:

    Full width:
    http://op111.net/?wptheme=Sandbox/dk

    Max width set at 69em for the body:
    http://op111.net/?wptheme=Sandbox/dk/maxwidth

    Chrisber
    Member

    @chrisber

    The revised version is a big improvement. I just happen to believe that fixed width is still the way to go to control the legibility of your site. From a typographic standpoint, the ideal line length is only 55 characters. If you go much beyond that your site becomes much harder to read. A fixed width between 850 and 1000px is usually a comfortable fit. There aren’t that many 800 x 600 users left out there, and I tend to regard them as subhuman anyway and not deserving of special consideration. Right up there with IE6 users!

    demetris
    Participant

    @demetris

    Thanks!

    I reversed the defaults. Now the default is maximum width (set at 69em currently), and there is an option to go full-width.

    It seems to me that this setup is more sensible. 🙂

    Thanks again for your help!

    Chrisber
    Member

    @chrisber

    I think that’s a smart move. Just imagine what it would look like if someone was using an Apple 30″ display!

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