In UI design, one often has to work in the confines of limited space and/or simply try to reduce overly excessive descriptions and such.
Often, this results in using slashes a lot. This/that type of thing.
I've been asked in the past to add spaces to each side of a slash to give it some 'breathing' room and while at first this seemed wrong, I've also grown to prefer it as an option.
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- Do you prefer one over the other (and why?)
- Is the spaced-slash acceptable? Am I committing a typographic faux pas?
Ideally, one would kern/letterspace the slash and not use whole spaces, but in the context of web dev, it's likely that rarely will out content folks and/or developers spend time on that detail, so am proposing the spaced option. It also offers the added benefit of being more likely to wrap properly if need be.