Thursday, January 26, 2012

A little trick for wide pages

We have wide monitors and our reading doesn't tend to like wide text very well. This is why newspapers have lots of narrow columns, rather than stretch each story across the entire width of the paper.

Not all websites follow this tip, so drag this to your bookmark toolbar and squeeze the margin in 100px at a time, until you can read more naturally.

Yes, I could resize my window, but the same width isn't right for all pages, and most are padded or have sidebars. This is good when you only need some of the pages you have open to be narrower than the rest.

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