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Comment on "Visible Borders in Designs"
by bananaranha — May 05
I, for one, find the general layout of this site extremely readable, *because of* the border and the wide margins —it puts the emphasis on the content —especially with the sand-colored background— in a way that a white page with an implicit margin does not.

What this layout does is what borders in general (as in, between countries) do: it contains. In our case, it is the eye that is contained.

@ gray

For decades Windows programmers have been conditioning people to open an app and click the zoom box to fill the screen, rather than using apps side-by-side.)

Sounds like like those “Windows programmers” did the right thing, preventing us from being inflicted with ADD and losing IQ points and effectiveness by multi-tasking [see various reports on the matter].
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