Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 22:04 UTC
Windows So, I've been using the Windows 8 Release Preview since it came out, almost exclusively (except for work, since I'm obviously not going to rely on unfinished and untested software for that). I already knew I could get into Metro on my 11.6" ZenBook, but on my 24" desktop, things aren't looking as rosy. Here's an illustrated guide of the most pressing issues I run into, and five suggestions to address them. Instead of just complaining, let's get constructive.
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RE[7]: Comment by gmlongo
by ndrw on Tue 5th Jun 2012 16:33 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by gmlongo"
ndrw
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Actually, it is. One of the basic typesetting rules says not to exceed (on average) 12 words per line or several of inches of column width at normal reading distance.

So, no, stretching the column width to the screen size is not a solution. An automatic multi-column layout is, but html/css does not support it out of the box.

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RE[8]: Comment by gmlongo
by Aankhen on Wed 6th Jun 2012 09:09 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by gmlongo"
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2010-01-13

Actually, it is. One of the basic typesetting rules says not to exceed (on average) 12 words per line or several of inches of column width at normal reading distance.

Please read the last line of my comment again. This is why you set a maximum width in terms of ems. I’m also not sure what you’re referring to when you say ‘it is’.
So, no, stretching the column width to the screen size is not a solution.

Indeed. Nor is keeping it at a fixed width, as I said; that’s optimal for a small subset of users and annoying for everyone else. What is a solution is allowing your column to expand in proportion and setting a sensible maximum width.
An automatic multi-column layout is, but html/css does not support it out of the box.

Actually, it does, and browser support is almost 100% at this point (though it does require including the prefixed versions of the properties):
http://caniuse.com/#feat=multicolumn (columns)
http://caniuse.com/#feat=css-mediaqueries (media queries so you can adjust the number of columns based on the width of the page)

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