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Christian J
post Aug 28 2006, 02:06 PM
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Maybe it's just me, but I think the CODE examples are hard to read:

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window.onload=function()
{
    var a=document.getElementsByTagName('a');
    for(var i=0; i<a.length; i++)
    {
        a[i].style.color='#0f0';
    }
}


due to the font (Verdana? which uses too much letter-spacing) and line-height (too high).

My personal preference is Courier New with 1em line-height. wub.gif
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post Aug 28 2006, 02:10 PM
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I suck at font recognition, but that ain't Verdana. Looks fixed width to me. unsure.gif
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post Aug 28 2006, 02:20 PM
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Yes Courier would be better imo, it's more illustrative of code, and it stands out better from message test. Same for HTML and SQL BBcode.
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post Aug 28 2006, 02:24 PM
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I suck at font recognition, but that ain't Verdana. Looks fixed width to me.


You're right. And I even confirmed that it was monospaced a few days ago. blush.gif

Must be Courier then (i.e. not Courier New, which is much nicer). Anyway, the annoying things are the letter-spacing and line-height. Especially in HTML tags the < and > look stretched-out:

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<table width="717" height="231"
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post Aug 28 2006, 02:33 PM
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I've made a couple of changes. This is the current applicable CSS:
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.codemain,
.sqlmain,
.htmlmain
{
    background: #FAFCFE;
    border: 1px dotted #000;
    color: #465584;
    font-family: Courier, Courier New, Verdana, Arial;
    margin: 0 auto 0 auto;
       line-height: 1em;
    padding: 0px;
    width: 98%;
}


Anything else we want changed?

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post Aug 28 2006, 03:04 PM
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QUOTE(John Pozadzides @ Aug 28 2006, 09:33 PM) *

I've made a couple of changes. This is the current applicable CSS:


CODE
font-family: Courier, Courier New, Verdana, Arial;


I'd much prefer "courier new" before "courier" in the list, possibly ending with the generic "monospace":

CODE
font-family: "Courier New", Courier, monospace;


And maybe you could use the same padding as in the QUOTE boxes?
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post Aug 28 2006, 03:18 PM
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Done.
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post Aug 28 2006, 03:26 PM
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Thank you. smile.gif

If someone complains about the line-height being too small, I guess it's OK if you increase just a little (but it's fine with me now, mind you). As long as you don't remove the Courier New font...
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post Aug 28 2006, 06:29 PM
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How about "Lucida Console"?

For that matter, it might make more sense to use <pre class="codemain"> than <div class="codemain">.
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post Aug 28 2006, 06:53 PM
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QUOTE(Darin McGrew @ Aug 29 2006, 01:29 AM) *

How about "Lucida Console"?


First impression is a bit odd, with the uneven letter heights:

look how small lower-case "t" is: <table>, same thing with UPPERCASE text

Which fonts do you use in your text editors?

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post Aug 28 2006, 07:07 PM
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QUOTE(Christian J @ Aug 28 2006, 06:53 PM) *

Which fonts do you use in your text editors?

I try not to use Text editors. smile.gif
But Lucidia Console is the default.
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post Aug 28 2006, 07:51 PM
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I use Bitsream Vera Sans Mono, but I've yet to find one I really like.

QUOTE(Darin McGrew @ Aug 29 2006, 01:29 AM) *

For that matter, it might make more sense to use <pre class="codemain"> than <div class="codemain">.


Yeah, it must be PRE so whitespace isn't collapsed. mellow.gif
Or is the DIV styled that way?
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post Aug 29 2006, 06:34 PM
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QUOTE(John Pozadzides @ Aug 29 2006, 02:07 AM) *

I try not to use Text editors. smile.gif


You mean you use WYSIWYG-editors? ohmy.gif
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post Aug 29 2006, 06:42 PM
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QUOTE(Christian J @ Aug 29 2006, 06:34 PM) *

QUOTE(John Pozadzides @ Aug 29 2006, 02:07 AM) *

I try not to use Text editors. smile.gif


You mean you use WYSIWYG-editors? ohmy.gif

Hell no! I actually use Homesite most often, and stay away from notepad when possible. I've got all my little shortcuts memorized in Homesite and I can display the text in any font I please. Not that notepad won't do it also... but let's face it. Notepad just sucks and I equate it with Text editors in general.

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post Aug 29 2006, 07:17 PM
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Notepad sucks but you would be surprised how much text editors have evolved since the days Notepad was new and hot. tongue.gif

I've only tried the old HomeSite. And TopStyle.
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