would someone please comment on this alignement?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Mitou, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. Mitou macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2008
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I am not a web designer nor do I know of any such laws surrounding the alignment of text on a website. I think it is ok, it just seems to be a lot of text. Not knowing what the site is I can't say if that is good or bad.
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    OK, here's my comment. The left column is left-aligned while the right column is right-aligned with lighter color text. The text appears to be the same in both. Why the text is repeated I don't know. Right-aligned text should only be used in cultures where it's a norm. Also, the lighter text lack contrast making it hard to read. The left column has a better width for reading.
  4. t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006
    Rather than left or right aligned, what about spacing it out to a set width, newspaper column style?
  5. Mitou thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2008
    Thank you all for the comments, I got what I pretty much expected.
    FYI the text is repeated because it is a dummy text for now. I do not have the actual text yet but I was just wondering what the reaction to the space in the middle would be.
    I think you all reacted a little like I did when I first saw it.
  6. davethewave macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2007
    Trieste, Italy
    I would suggest you to have justified text in both columns.
    that's because right aligned text is more difficult to read than left-aligned.
    so with justified text you can have a good "div" and text alignement.
    just my 0.02€! (that's about 0.03$ as of now... :p )
    bye DV
  7. Mitou thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2008
    Yes I agree DV, I was given this as a suggestion but I had serious doubt about people's reactions (particurlarly people like the ones here who look at designs everyday) and I see that all the reactions are like my original one. "It does not work" for most people.
    Thank you for the input.

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