Typophile Devices

hrant's picture

How do we get at least a rough idea of the usage
distribution of devices used to read Typophile?
For example what proportion of reading events
take place on a smartphone.

hhp

hrant's picture

Grzegorz, that's actually what I'm trying to resolve:
http://typophile.com/node/88503#comment-488380

However I do think your conclusion is simplistic. To
me the point of a block of text isn't to look nice, it's to
be read. So I have to wonder what's worse: a paragraph
that's hard to read on most devices (because the lines
are way too long) or one that looks funny on some? Sure
funny lines aren't great, but missing the line return
every single time (or in practice, having to do the line
return very slowly in order to avoid missing the landing)
is worse. Most long posts (i.e. posts that contain long
paragraphs) on Typophile are quite daunting to read
because they look like that slab from Space Odyssey.

Hence the question I pose here. So if enough people view
Typophile on small screens what I should ideally do is go
even narrower on my measure. More work for me (because
it gets harder to have a non-distracting rag), but hey, that's
what Design is about.

hhp

Syndicate content Syndicate content