[Slackbuilds-users] Suggestion: monospace font for README

Doogster thedoogster at gmail.com
Fri Nov 11 16:08:35 UTC 2016

It's extremely common for software development projects to mandate maximum
line lengths as part of their coding standards. I suggest that SBo picks a
number that would look good without X, in a console with a "vga"
framebuffer, and then demands that contributors follow it.

On Thursday, 10 November 2016, B Watson <yalhcru at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 11/10/16, Erik Hanson <erik at slackbuilds.org <javascript:;>> wrote:
> > It's not wrapping for me, there's plenty of room to the right of
> > the README text for bloodcm. Maybe you have some custom css, custom
> > font sizes, or need to reset your zoom?
> Yes, I increased the minimum font size in firefox ages ago, to a size
> that I can actually read without squinting.
> 710 pixels / 80 columns would be around 9px wide. Same as the IBM
> Monochrome Adaptor from 1981. But modern monitors have a lot smaller
> dot pitch than the ones from 1981...
> An annoying thing about the web (not singling out SBo site here) is
> columnar layouts. My monitor's 1920 pixels wide, but those READMEs
> only take up 710 pixels, or less than half the horizontal resolution,
> with 2 huge columns on either side wasting space. Lot of stuff like that
> out there.
> Not a web designer, so I don't have a fix for it. Just venting.
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