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Re: line length

From: Jesper Tverskov <jesper.tverskov@mail.tele.dk>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 08:55:19 +0100
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: <Kieran_M_O'Brien@national.com.au>
Message-ID: <000001c3a75f$fce2a770$440bc650@tversdata>


I have written an article about line length:
Max-width and flexible design with short line,

Best regards,
Jesper Tverskov

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Emne: line length


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.

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