n South African Computer Journal - Looking fresh - : editorial

Volume 57, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1015-7999
  • E-ISSN: 2313-7835



SACJ has had a layout designed for print up to now. For print, if you are trying to save paper count and therefore use a small font, it becomes difficult for the eye to follow a long line. That is why multiple columns were invented. Now that the journal is published online, there is no strong reason to maintain a layout designed for print with a small font and two columns. Two columns make for difficult reading on a small screen as you have to read to the bottom of a left-side column then scroll back up for the next column. Two-column layout also makes it hard to fit in decent-sized figures and tables, leading to a compromise of allowing them to run across both columns if necessary. Going to single-column layout removes all these problems.

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