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From: <Kieran_M_O'Brien@national.com.au>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 09:10:36 +1100
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFD469CE07.29FD1293-ONCA256DD9.0079099B-CA256DD9.007A75E5@au.thenational.com>

Hi,

Does anyone know of or can tell me some standards for line-lengths ?? I'm
assuming that some people will prefer longer lines than others. I also
think it probably depends on the audience too and the purpose of the page.
Shorter lines would enhance scanning whereas longer lines would do the
opposite. The reason I ask is that we have been asked to increase the
content section of our template from 450px to be 500+px. Is 500px getting
too wide for lines of text ?? Unfortunately we don't have a liquid design,
so we have to put up with the fixed widths. Hope someone can help.

Thanks in advance.

Kieran.
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