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Justified text in post content

Posted: 26 Jul 2013, 13:26
by Empirical
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?

Re: Justified text in post content

Posted: 26 Jul 2013, 13:32
by fox
Thanks for sharing, etc.

Re: Justified text in post content

Posted: 26 Jul 2013, 13:33
by blainemono
that was bearly justified, unjust even

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Re: Justified text in post content

Posted: 26 Jul 2013, 15:03
by fox
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.

Re: Justified text in post content

Posted: 26 Jul 2013, 18:02
by Empirical
Whoa, no one said anything about Hitler. But the justified looks shittier at no benefit to readability.

Re: Justified text in post content

Posted: 26 Jul 2013, 18:09
by fox
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

Posted: 27 Jul 2013, 01:40
by sleeper_service
Empirical wrote: But the justified looks shittier at no benefit to readability.

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

Re: Justified text in post content

Posted: 27 Jul 2013, 02:28
by Larrypoppins
Justified text looks better to me.

Re: Justified text in post content

Posted: 27 Jul 2013, 07:26
by Empirical
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.