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Re: sample CSS property page: font-size

From: Alex Komoroske <komoroske@google.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:04:08 -0800
Message-ID: <CAPwaZpVh=63i1yM0=ot+mpZMaZRWCg-tzY3vk18WxF3O5TUgtw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>, Paul Irish <paulirish@google.com>
Cc: Mike Sierra <letmespellitoutforyou@gmail.com>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>, Jonathan Garbee <jonathan@garbee.me>
I also just added more steps to the CSS Property Milestone plan [1] to
capture the work to prove out this page design on a few other articles, and
also to implement the necessary template changes.

[1] http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Tasks/CSS_Property_Milestone


On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 7:01 PM, Alex Komoroske <komoroske@google.com>wrote:

> I sat down to provide detailed commentary on this page, and... I don't
> really have much. :-)
>
> It looks great overall to me.
>
> Here are a few random thoughts:
>
>
>    - How does the very short right-aligned description relate to the
>    one-line overview? They seem to substantially overlap in terms of
>    information in this case, although I could imagine the overview might have
>    more information for more complicated properties.
>    - The "See CSS Text Styling Fundamentals for an overview." looks a bit
>    out of place as a prose parenthetical tacked on the end. Should that be
>    presented in a more structured way?
>    - The green check marks draw a bit too much attention because that all
>    of the other cells in the overview table are just text.
>    - We need to carefully think about the compatibility table design;
>    this is a complex area and we shouldn't jump into a given design without
>    considering the consequences. Font-size is a pretty straightforward
>    property, but other complications to consider include: how to show that
>    support started prefixed at one version and unprefixed at another, as well
>    as how to include information about sub-compatiblity information. For
>    example, MDN's box-shadow page [1] has four separate rows for basic
>    support, multiples, inset, and spread radius. That said, I like this
>    compatibility design a fair bit; the use of color for supported status
>    makes it work both at a glance and when you want specific versions.
>
> Thanks for doing such an awesome job on this!
>
> --Alex
>
> [1] https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/CSS/box-shadow
>
>
> On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 1:23 AM, Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com> wrote:
>
>> Thanks for your continued work on this Mike - your comments all make
>> sense to me. Just one specific thing you asked for comment on:
>>
>> The question of font-size: 62.5% versus font-size: 10px - this is a good
>> point, and I think that these days it makes very little difference; it used
>> to be that in the old days, using pixel sizes was bad because old IE
>> versions couldn't zoom content sized in this way. But that is a problem of
>> the past, pretty much.
>>
>> Chris Mills
>> Opera Software, dev.opera.com
>> W3C Fellow, web education and webplatform.org
>> Author of "Practical CSS3: Develop and Design" (http://goo.gl/AKf9M)
>>
>> On 22 Jan 2013, at 22:20, Mike Sierra <letmespellitoutforyou@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 3:34 PM, Mike Sierra
>> > <letmespellitoutforyou@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 2:22 PM, Mike Sierra
>> >> <letmespellitoutforyou@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >>> Great comments. Replies inline marked SIERRA below.  I think it's wise
>> >>> to keep a tally of the major template/skin enhancements necessary to
>> >>> produce this suggested design -- will do that.
>> >>
>> >> As promised, a list of features needed to fine-tune the design:
>> >
>> > At Julee's suggestion, I captured these suggestions as a proposal here:
>> >
>> > http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Proposals/css_prop_enhancements
>> >
>> > --Mike Sierra
>>
>>
>>
>
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