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Re: Working on New Styles for W3C Specifications

From: Vincent Hardy <vhardy@adobe.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 10:28:30 -0800
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
CC: "spec-prod@w3.org" <spec-prod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CAF90E72.23626%vhardy@adobe.com>
Hi Bjoern,

Our goal is to produce a more legible specification and the choice of font, font size, line height and body width all participate into this.

The work is in progress and specific comments on how to improve what we do are welcome. I do not know how to use the feedback you have sent. If you want say something we can use, please formulate your points constructively.

Kind regards,
From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net<mailto:derhoermi@gmx.net>>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 09:51:07 -0800
To: Adobe Systems <vhardy@adobe.com<mailto:vhardy@adobe.com>>
Cc: "spec-prod@w3.org<mailto:spec-prod@w3.org>" <spec-prod@w3.org<mailto:spec-prod@w3.org>>
Subject: Re: Working on New Styles for W3C Specifications

* Vincent Hardy wrote:
As part of editorial work in the CSS and SVG Working Groups, I have
started a specification styling project to improve the readability of
our specifications. I have been working with Ben Schwarz, a designer and
typographer with experience [1] in this area. I will also be working
with Elika Etemad and Divya Manian on this effort. We have an Editor's
Draft that illustrates the draft styles:

(select the 'additional spec. style toggle in the upper right).

Is the idea to start with fixed-width centered column layouts with pixel
font sizes from the 1990s and then develop that into something modern? I
do like that you've picked a font designed for print and made the type
smaller to improve readability on large computer screens.
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