Hey, just wanted to say this looks great. I also wanted to echo Eliot and Baptiste on two points: line length and contrast. For line length, my go-to number is ~66 characters per line. That comes from The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst. He says comfortable reading line length is between 45 and 77 characters, with about 66 being ideal. The blog post above suggests 50-60, but I think you can get away with a little longer lines in long form posts.
The other thing is text contrast on background. I wrote a blog post about this including samples for minimum contrast. https://webdev.ink/2018/04/24/Text-Contrast-for-Web-Pages/ Basically, a 7:1 ratio of text to background color is the minimum to meet WCAG AAA standards and ensure that everyone can use the site easily. Looking forward to the next iteration!
I hope that no one will mind me making a few comments:
As much as I do not like aping another site's style, taking design "inspiration" from Medium could be a Good Thing, since it's something users are familiar with
I've been wondering if Plume was intended as a Medium-alike (a pattern we should get away from in the Fediverse) or a more general Blog provider. This is important, since blogs are such a personal medium (no pun intended) and I'm wondering if you are intending to give users some control over their blog's design.
We plan to support theming, both for instances and blogs (see #40)
I tried to take every observations in account in my last commit. What do you think about it, now? :-)
(There are still Google Fonts in main.css that I would like to download and put into the fonts directory, I'll try to do this tomorrow.)
I am thinking about some improvements, especially for the dashboard, user profile, lists (followers, notifications), forms (login, register, ...), and like/reshare buttons. But I think it could come in future PR!
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@Madeorsk I don't know if you plan to make other changes to this branch but I'm okay to merge it as it is id you want, even if some minor improvements could be made (it will never be too late to make them in other branches). (the diff is a bit huge tho, but I guess it's because of the fonts)
Yes there is still a lot of things to do, like I said I want to change dashboard, followers list (we maybe need to add more informations than a name, same for the dashboard), like/reshare buttons and forms, at least.