Introduce a typographic measure for the admin screens
|Reported by:||afercia||Owned by:||afercia|
For optimal readability, lines of text shouldn't exceed a certain length. In typography, this is called measure and looking around for references you will find several (different) recommendations, starting from 45-50 characters per line till 90 or even more.
By the way, there's no such a thing as an absolute, perfect, number to fit all the different cases. It depends on many different factors, starting from the typeface used, its metrics, if it's a single column or multi-column layout etc.
That said, when a line of text is really, really, too long, then readability, usability, and accessibility, they're all seriously affected.
I'd like to encourage typography lovers and designers to start some discussion, research, and development with the long-term goal to improve typography in the admin screens. Trying to implement a measure could be a nice start.
Also, I'd like to propose to consider the introduction of a new "typography" focus tag for Trac.
In the screenshots below: a couple examples of some admin screens rendered on a large display with the browser's window maximized.