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| p.1 #6 · Demo of alternative B&S listing |
Hi, Fred! Yes, that article goes back a few years. The fish is still on my shelf, but I haven't shot it recently.
Thanks for the feedback, folks. The LED display is less useful to me because I have a database-driven filter to select all items of interest for display (database has 86000 entries covering the last six months). In matters of layout, the left edge is a natural starting point - for occidental readers at least. When scanning vertically, however, the most efficient scheme is placing the leading edge of interest in the middle of the page. This allows two primary columns of information, one on the right of the leading edge, and one on the left. For me, those primary columns are item description and item seller. While both columns are commonly aligned to the leading edge for maximum compactness, I chose to leave the seller left-adjusted because it is fairly short in length. The LED display, being fixed-width and even shorter, could be injected right into the leading edge with insignificant loss of scanning efficiency. So speaks the pedant.
P.S. I can construct such a demo if interest exists.