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Re: [DOCS] Example indenting

From: Thom Brown <thom(at)linux(dot)com>
To: Kevin Grittner <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov>
Cc: jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, Guillaume Lelarge <guillaume(at)lelarge(dot)info>, pgsql-docs <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>, pgsql-www <pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Subject: Re: [DOCS] Example indenting
Date: 2010-08-26 17:27:21
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On 26 August 2010 18:23, Kevin Grittner <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov> wrote:
> Thom Brown <thom(at)linux(dot)com> wrote:
>> Joshua D. Drake <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com> wrote:
>
>>> It is great for it to be aesthetically pleasing but if we have
>>> those minor inconsistencies I think it would be distracting from
>>> the information itself.
>>
>> Agreed, and it's sort of experimental at the moment.  If it
>> doesn't help present information better, it's useless really.
>
> I know this sort of thing gets pretty subjective, but having gone
> back and looked at it a couple times...
>
> (1)  I don't find the shadows distracting, but I can see where that
> could be a factor for some -- if it distracts anybody, I won't miss
> them too much.
>
> (2)  The one thing I *do* find distracting is the wide separation in
> the colors used for the different boxes (grey, yellow, blue, red).
> I like the warning to stand out with red, but if the others were
> somewhat more subtle differences, I think it would be less jarring
> and distracting.  You know, enough that you can tell the difference
> if you're looking for it, and enough to register subliminally, but
> not enough to slap you upside the head.
>

I agree with this too and I'll work on making sure things look more
consistent.  I'll just have to think about how to make the differences
clear without random splashes of colour on the page.

-- 
Thom Brown
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