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    • CommentAuthorAndrew Stacey
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2011

    There was a short article on the arXiv today about collaborative mathematics in the internet age. The article itself,, is rather short and doesn’t contain all that much detail. It points to a website Liber Mathematicae, which is also rather short and doesn’t contain all that much detail! Indeed, they appear to have 2 articles at present.

    I’m not sure if there’s anything to say on this at present, so this is just “For Your Information” than anything else.

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    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2011

    I do like the formatting and typesetting of the online articles that they have.

    This reminds me of a discussion we had a long while back: I believe what I like of their formatting compared to ours is that it somehow looks more structured, gives more hold to they eye. Maybe I am wrong, but that’s my gut impression.

    For instance, simply the presence of the vertical colored margin, trivial as that is, goes a long way, I think. At the Springer Online Dictionary they have this, too. I feel that this makes for good web layout.

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    • CommentAuthorzskoda
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2011

    nnForum effectively has a line as well. Are you comparing Liber Mathematicae with nnLab in fact ? I have posted a link to Liber Mathematicae into wikis-section of math blogs.

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    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2011

    Are you comparing Liber Mathematicae with nLab in fact ?

    Yes, I am looking at the two online published articles that they currently have and comparing their layout with that of the nLab pages. I am thinking that there is something about their layout that is an improvement over that of the nnLab pages. I am not sure exactly what it is. But I guess it is that their layout provides more structure for the eyes.

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    • CommentAuthorzskoda
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2011
    • (edited Mar 1st 2011)

    Well, their font is much smaller and I find it less readable. Having smaller font allows for margin. I like the nnLab, as it is, some formulas are really long and introducing even a small margin could be very problematic on small screens and, even much more, on printers. My taste is on the compact side (that is why I do not like too many subsections, titles and toc, at least in short texts); though too small font in html can be hard to read, while allowed in pdf and other more optimized formats. I guess you like the fresh view, and after so many hours of nnLab your eyes may be tired a bit with hundreds of nnLab views in your memory :)))