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Re: [css-break] I hate the diagrams

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2015 13:34:35 -0400
To: Lea Verou <lea@verou.me>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <55ABDFAB.3070701@w3.org>
Hi, Lea–

Rossen has already changed the diagrams to represent the text using 
lines [1] (as indeed I'd had in an earlier version of the diagrams). I 
know the technique you're talking about, and I use it many other places 
[2], but I was trying to experiment a little in these diagrams, as I 
thought it could be clever to use real "blank text" as the placeholder 
in a CSS spec.


[1] http://drafts.csswg.org/css-break/#varying-size-boxes
[2] http://www.w3.org/annotation/diagrams/annotation-architecture.svg

Regards–
–Doug

On 7/19/15 7:22 AM, Lea Verou wrote:
>
>> On Mar 8, 2015, at 11:09, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org> wrote:
>>
>> Hey, Fantasai, Rossen–
>>
>> I don't actually hate the ASCII-art diagrams, but I do like writing
>> SVG by hand, so here are a couple reproductions of your diagrams in
>> SVG format.
>>
>> I tried to be faithful to the original ASCII-art diagrams, but
>> there were a few points that confused me.
>>
>> In particular, I'm not actually sure what the second diagram is
>> showing. Also, I think that the "second page" on the first diagram
>> should have a bottom border, because otherwise it distracts from
>> the point.
>>
>> If you'll help explain the diagrams to me, I can improve them, and
>> can also include a text description inline in the SVG itself.
>>
>> Also, the colors I used are sub-optimal, so if there are any
>> designers who can help me make them a bit more palette-able, I'd
>> appreciate it. They are just styled with CSS, so changing them is
>> simple.
>
> Thanks Doug!!
>
> If I may make a small suggestion, often text in such diagrams is
> rendered as variable length thick gray lines instead of a series of
> squares (which could look like characters are not rendering). E.g. if
> you search Google Images for “Document template icons” (which is a
> common use case for zoomed out random text) [1], you will see that
> they either use horizontal lines or real dummy text. Same if you open
> any document in InDesign and zoom out.
>
> [1]:
> https://www.google.com/search?q=document+template+icons&tbm=isch
>
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