Re: Message Boxes / 5:3 Ratio
- From: Calum Benson <calum benson ireland sun com>
- To: gnome-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Message Boxes / 5:3 Ratio
- Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 13:35:58 +0000
Karl Eichwalder wrote:
> 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).
Actually, for a message box, 72 chars is a bit too wide to be
easily-readable, regardless of font-- a better guideline is to stick to
a limit of about 10 words per line (for messages in English and most
other Western languages, at least).
CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer Sun Microsystems Ireland
mailto:calum benson ireland sun com Desktop Engineering Group
http://www.sun.ie +353 1 819 9771
Any opinions are personal and not necessarily those of Sun Microsystems
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