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Re: new-site comments - wasted space - double level of left column

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 12:45:48 -0500
To: "Barclay, Daniel" <daniel@fgm.com>
Message-Id: <AEDA15EB-E929-4468-9D51-4FC24068F5E3@w3.org>
Cc: <site-comments@w3.org>

On 1 Apr 2009, at 12:22 PM, Barclay, Daniel wrote:

> I wrote:
> > Regarding the page at http://beta.w3.org/standards/webarch/
> >
> > Breaking the main column down into a left column and a right column
> > (repeating the breakdown at the top level of the page structure)  
> frequently
> > wastes a lot of horizontal space.
>
> Notice in the attached screen shot how taking a whole column for  
> section
> headings (e.g., Other Working Drafts), wastes all of that width for  
> almost
> the entire height of the content to the right that it labels).
>
> For those section headings, could you find a more space-efficient  
> layout?
> Perhaps having the label cells span two columns and narrowing the  
> first
> column like this would work (view this in a fixed-width font, of  
> course):
>

Yes, point taken for that layout. I'll look into simpler headings there.

  _ Ian

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> ...
> |     |                                  |
> +-----+----------------------------------+
> | Other Working Drafts                   |
> +-----+----------------------------------+
> |     | HTML 5                           |
> +-----+----------------------------------+
> |     | HTML 5 differences from HTML 4   |
> +-----+----------------------------------+
> | next label text                        |
> +-----+----------------------------------+
> |     |                                  |
> ...
>
>
>
>
> Daniel
> --
> (Plain text sometimes corrupted to HTML "courtesy" of Microsoft  
> Exchange.) [F]
>
> <W3C_beta_5.PNG>

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