[Doc-SIG] development docs waste a lot of horizontal space

Forest list8a.forest at tibit.com
Thu Jun 19 18:56:22 CEST 2008

This issue is now in the tracker:

On Wed, May 7, 2008 3:24 pm, Forest wrote:
> Hi, folks.
> I was just browsing the development docs, and noticed that the new
> left-side navigation bar wastes a lot of horizontal space on the web page.
>  It fills nearly a third of my browser window (at its usual size) with
> useless blank space, at the expense of the pertinent information.  This
> makes it harder to get much use out of a docs window placed next to my
> editor window, since I am now forced to switch active windows and/or
> scroll around the docs window just to read the section I'm working with.
> In a few cases, it leaves space for so few words per line that even the
> visible part of the docs actually become harder to read (especially with
> text justification).
> For comparison, here are screen shots from the old and new documentation:
> http://hestiafire.org/forest/img/doc25.png
> http://hestiafire.org/forest/img/doc26.png
> Is this side bar going to be present in the final release of the python
> 2.6 docs?  I hope not.  It's a significant loss in readability, IMHO.

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