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Justified text in post content

Postby Empirical » 26 Jul 2013, 13:26

I recently noticed that the text in the item content had been set to be justified, and tracked down this commit:

https://github.com/gothfox/Tiny-Tiny-RS ... 353d8fdc6f

While I can (and am) overriding this back to a regular alignment in my custom CSS, I'd like to -1 for this idea. Justified text on the web is a horrible idea for readability reasons as well as the fact that it's not properly implemented in browsers (in terms of typographical justification with widows, etc.).

Thoughts?

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Re: Justified text in post content

Postby fox » 26 Jul 2013, 13:32

Thanks for sharing, etc.

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Re: Justified text in post content

Postby blainemono » 26 Jul 2013, 13:33

that was bearly justified, unjust even

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Re: Justified text in post content

Postby fox » 26 Jul 2013, 15:03

I love how this:

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apparently looks amazing but this is literal hitler:

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The fuck?

e: obviously soft hyphens or shit could make the second paragraph look marginally better but lol.

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Re: Justified text in post content

Postby Empirical » 26 Jul 2013, 18:02

Whoa, no one said anything about Hitler. But the justified looks shittier at no benefit to readability.

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Re: Justified text in post content

Postby fox » 26 Jul 2013, 18:09

I love all the amazing arguments you provide. Shittier.

e: css hyphens in firefox on latest trunk

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Re: Justified text in post content

Postby sleeper_service » 27 Jul 2013, 01:40

Empirical wrote: But the justified looks shittier at no benefit to readability.

your opinion has been noted, and dismissed as unsubstantiated and irrelevant

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Re: Justified text in post content

Postby Larrypoppins » 27 Jul 2013, 02:28

Justified text looks better to me.

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Re: Justified text in post content

Postby Empirical » 27 Jul 2013, 07:26

sleeper_service wrote:
Empirical wrote: But the justified looks shittier at no benefit to readability.

your opinion has been noted, and dismissed as unsubstantiated and irrelevant


/shrug

Fair enough.


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