[thelist] CSS help for the Linux Foundation

Lee Kowalkowski lee.kowalkowski at googlemail.com
Thu Jun 28 09:13:37 CDT 2007

On 28/06/07, Felix Miata <mrmazda at ij.net> wrote:
> On 2007/06/28 09:30 (GMT+0100) Lee Kowalkowski apparently typed:
> > Most style guides say this is too
> > small for paragraph text, increase for better legibility (between 1.4
> > and 1.6: http://www.sitepoint.com/print/anatomy-web-fonts).
> The default leading is just fine when text size and line lengths are
> optimal, WAD. IOW, extra line height is a readability compensation for
> excessive line length and web rampant too small text.

Heh, after looking up WAD and figuring-out IOW, I agree.  I don't know
why, but many style guides say this in addition to optimal line
lengths and text size, like this one
http://www.informationarchitects.jp/100E2R/ (OK, it says nothing about
line length until your comment).

Perhaps I've never noticed the benefits because I'm such a slow reader
anyway :-). (I'd like to say I'm a careful reader, but I can't!).


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