Mockup showing proposed font adjustments
Adjust font sizes on the feedback page (and other parts of the extension) to address recommendations below, written by Pau Giner. See also attached mockups.
"The proposed changes to match the size of the left-menu and increase the line height for post content are indicated at http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30377416/prototypes/feedback-tool/article-feedback/font-adjustments.png
The most relevant changes are that (a) I modified the body text to 0.75em (the default in Wikipedia) and (b) increased the line length for post content.
I include a comparison of large comments (where line-height can be appreciated). These are independent changes, so if you prefer bigger text for the post we can still increase the line height to increase readability.
It should be taken into account that the em measures are affected by the parent elements of each node. For example, if I include a 2em element into a 0.5em container, the resulting font size is equivalent to 1em.
In the prototype the body font size has been set to 0.8em, and this implies that a 20% reduction will be applied to any other em-based measure in the document. For example, the sub-title "250 feedback posts on this article" that is set to 1.2em instead of being translated to 19px (as stated in the spec), is translated to 18px due to the body font reduction.
This difference is not a big issue (just one pixel in this case), but it should be made clear in the specification whether these ems should be computed considering the body font size reduction or not. At the moment I have indicated the specific em to be applied to each final element including the resulting size in pixels. But I want to be sure that this is the way that best helps developers before we indicate sizes for each single element."