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Re: Why is still so ugly and outdated on presentation?

by Old_Gray_Bear (Bishop)
on Aug 23, 2013 at 19:01 UTC ( #1050717=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Why is still so ugly and outdated on presentation?

Remember the Second Rule of Systems Design:
If it ain't broke, don't fix it
I have had my fill of 'change for the sake of change' from my managers over the years. We have something that works superbly (most of the time) and supports a thriving and vibrant community (see, all those hours spent in meetings with the marketing droids has enlarged my vocabulary).

And this brings us to the First Rule of Systems Design:

The New System has to work AT LEAST as well as the system it will replace.
Any new "improvement" has a high bar to reach.

Also, "If I must read a large block of code here, I really need to put a zoom of 25% or 50%...", I submit that it is high time you had your eyes checked and your glasses prescription updated. I only need a 5% increase in size.

I Go Back to Sleep, Now.


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Re^2: Why is still so ugly and outdated on presentation?
by Zarabozo (Acolyte) on Aug 24, 2013 at 01:25 UTC
    ...or, I have 24'' LCD monitors with a resolution of 1920 * 1200 pixels, placed at a decent distance. The point being, I generally don't need to do that with other websites that present code-formated blocks. For example, I find Stack Overflow very pleasant to read.

      I have a 13 in (33 cm) 1280 by 800 monitor at a decent distance (a bit less than arm's length), wear bifocals, and, oddly, don't have any problems. It also doesn't waste my time with Flash, animations, or such nonsense.

      Information about American English usage here and here. Floating point issues? Please read this before posting. — emc

        I have a 13 [...] and, oddly, don't have any problems.

        And you have the "Large code font" option turned on. Anonymous Monk didn't have that option. (It still isn't an option, but a few days ago I unconditionally enabled it for anonymonk.)

        - tye        

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