Re: Message Boxes / 5:3 Ratio

Mike Sangrey <msangrey bluefelthat org> writes:

> Liam Quin <liam holoweb net> said:

> > Where did 5:3 come from? 

> Wild guess: It's the approximate ratio of screen width to height.  The
> reason dialog boxes which approximate this ratio look nice has to do
> with how they line up with the rest of the screen.

Of course, it's also needed to provide limitation depending on the
application window size and/or the the size of the screen in general.
E.g., the width of a simple message dialog should not exceed what is
considered to hold a normal line ( 72 characters, or some more in case
of proportional fonts).

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