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Re: [DOCS] 7.4 official docs : Fonts?

From: Michael Glaesemann <grzm(at)myrealbox(dot)com>
To: pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [DOCS] 7.4 official docs : Fonts?
Date: 2003-11-20 05:11:42
Message-ID: 078986B0-1B18-11D8-A825-0005029FC1A7@myrealbox.com (view raw or flat)
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On Thursday, November 20, 2003, at 12:56 PM, Bruce Momjian wrote:

> Michael Glaesemann wrote:
>>
>> On Thursday, November 20, 2003, at 05:10 AM, Josh Berkus wrote:
>>> Can we experiment with different SGML-to-HMTL font styles to find one
>>> that's a
>>> little easier on the eyes?   What I find particularly difficult are 
>>> the
>>> function parameter columns; the mix of "normal" italics with "bold"
>>> italics.
>>>
>>> Comments?  Responses?
>>
>> As Peter has pointed out, the CSS can handle a lot of it. It doesn't
>> have to be hardcoded into the SGML-to-HTML transformation. One option
>> would be to use colors as well (I'm not talking a rainbow of fruit
>> flavors here :). In particular, I find italics often difficult to read
>> on the web. I'll try to get a few styles worked up by tomorrow that
>
> I think it is the monospace italics that really look bad.

I'd have to agree with you. Making them a color other than the text 
(black) or the links (blue/purple depending on your eyes) would set 
them off quite well. Serif fonts at small sizes can also be pretty 
nasty, though this isn't an issue with the PostgreSQL docs.

Michael


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