#474 CSS: max comment width

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Tim Vroom
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2005-10-18
2005-09-25
No

Discussions with many nested replies have the problem that the
deepest comments become very narrow because of the indention.
Widening the browser window leads to the higher-level comments
being too wide to read comfortably.

I suggest to add a style parameter:

.commentBody {
max-width: 60em;
}

Typographic conventions are to restrict a line length to about 75
characters, which would typically be 37.5em. With 60em you
might improve the current situation without too much offending
users that like the current situation.

Discussion

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    Of course, you need also this style:

    .commentTop { max-width: 60em; }

    or it will look strange.

     
  • Rob Malda
    Rob Malda
    2005-10-18

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