Paragraph SpacingFollow @mediaukdiscuss
I’ve noticed that the spacing between paragraphs in the discussion area is especially small, making longer posts seem like a wall of text. I suspect that this isn’t always easy on the eye – Would it be possible to consider increasing the spacing?
This is our current paragraph spacing at the moment.
Would anyone else agree with Dave? Please do comment below. This is me typing a bit so you can see everything in this paragraph is clumped together. And should the text size be a little larger while we’re at it – certainly in the “large” view for larger monitors? And do we like the current typeface, whatever it is (it’s the one Facebook uses)?
Please do let me know.
The reason that I made this post, and a good example, is my reply in the “What makes great local radio?” thread.
It’s easy to read in short paragraphs, but when several longer paragraphs follow each other in quick succession, it is a little bit more difficult on the eye.
Bizarrely, I’ve noticed that the spacing appears to be much larger in the original post of any given discussion – It’s only the replies with this spacing.
The typeface and size is fine by me, but I’m not visually impaired, so I don’t know how others would feel about a size increase.
Yes, the original post has a slightly different CSS declaration (and one I really ought to fix). Think of the discussions system as essentially a bunch of articles with a commenting system underneath, and you might be thinking along the right lines. (At least, that’s how I ought to have coded them). Consider it added to the feature request list
Maybe a bit late – but for what it’s worth, I agree with Dave that the paragraph spacing seems quite tight, even a little odd on the eye. I would have thought that a full line space would make posts easier to read?
(It also occurs to me that the current left alignment doesn’t help either – might just be me, but I always find justified text looks neater and reads more easily.)
You’ll notice in the next few hours (dependent on where you are) that the paragraph spacing is now larger; and I have reverted the text width to fill the column.
Oh, and incidentally, in comments, we used “TextileRestricted” – which meant you couldn’t include images and made links be “no-follow”. Comments, for a trial period, now are no longer restricted – so you can use additional formatting like images and other things.