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Re-launching my personal wiki with more content and a slightly better layout: rosano.hmm.garden

I decided to try also publishing some unfinished / in-progress pages so that the reader sees how it's under construction. Would love any feedback on how that feels and whether it's useful or not.

About 50 public pages so far.

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@rosano I really like it - I was not brave to abolish all navigation in my garden, but I really enjoy exploring yours :)

Now I want to make mine more interconnected.

Also, did you make Hyperdraft? I really like the idea - wish there it was available on other platforms as well :)

@rosano Oh, for some reason I thought it was macOS (I guess I see "app" I think macOS). Will check it out!

@rosano i really like the design, too. :) just a quick typography nitpick.

is there a reason the line height on your articles is set so tight? this might just be a problem for me because of the particular fonts on my macOS system, but i usually need to increase the line height to read the longer content comfortably.

the global default of your layout seems to be 1.15; i’ve loosened it to 1.35 in the screenshot below and i personally find this a lot more legible and also visually appealing …

i know from some programmers irl that line height can be a bit of touchy subject and very personal and up-to-taste — some like having their source code super tight, others prefer loose, but i come from a design background and to me these extremes are always quite jarring.

considering HyperDraft is intended for a general audience, perhaps it makes sense to use a typographic standard as the default? Matthew Butterick has these general guidelines: https://practicaltypography.com/line-spacing.html

@rosano if you do end up tweaking this, it would probably also be necessary to set the line height for headings and article text separately, since larger text sizes often make looser line height settings look a bit off (in fact, on my system at least, 1.15 looks great on the headers!)

but all of this isn’t meant as any sort of prescription for your design; do as you please, make your garden yours! :) i just thought this might be a worthwhile consideration from a legibility and accessibility standpoint.

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