Re: Message Boxes / 5:3 Ratio

Karl Eichwalder wrote:

> Of course, it's also needed to provide limitation depending on the
> application window size and/or the the size of the screen in general.
> E.g., the width of a simple message dialog should not exceed what is
> considered to hold a normal line ( 72 characters, or some more in case
> of proportional fonts).

Actually, for a message box, 72 chars is a bit too wide to be
easily-readable, regardless of font-- a better guideline is to stick to
a limit of about 10 words per line (for messages in English and most
other Western languages, at least).


CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer       Sun Microsystems Ireland
mailto:calum benson ireland sun com    Desktop Engineering Group                      +353 1 819 9771

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