[New-bugs-announce] [issue3143] development docs waste a lot of horizontal space on left nav bar

Forest Wilkinson report at bugs.python.org
Thu Jun 19 18:48:50 CEST 2008


New submission from Forest Wilkinson <forest at users.sourceforge.net>:

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 in order 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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assignee: georg.brandl
components: Documentation
messages: 68412
nosy: forest, georg.brandl
severity: normal
status: open
title: development docs waste a lot of horizontal space on left nav bar
versions: Python 2.6, Python 3.0

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