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Offline ajv

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Font size
« on: February 13, 2012, 12:54:04 AM »
I liked it better when you had the font 78%/130% (if that's what I can gather from the commented out css code).

Is there a chance of a "compact" theme?

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Re: Font size
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2012, 07:54:20 AM »
I liked it better when you had the font 78%/130% (if that's what I can gather from the commented out css code).

Is there a chance of a "compact" theme?

Yeah, I can do that.

Just out of curiosity, what is your screen resolution?  I found the font size too small before at my resolution of 1920x1080, but I realize most people don't have high resolution monitors.
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Re: Font size
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2012, 01:10:27 PM »
I'm on a full HD monitor and it's looking a bit big to me too.

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Re: Font size
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2012, 01:11:07 PM »
My main working screen is 1920x1200. It's running Linux though and font sizing is sometimes a little odd on some sites.

My Windows 7 laptop is 1920x1080.

I'm running Chrome (with the default "Medium" font size, zoom 100%) or Firefox (with its default font settings).

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Re: Font size
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2012, 09:06:08 PM »
I've reduced the font size a bit (from 100% to 90%). Is that better?
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Re: Font size
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2012, 03:41:31 AM »
I think you have the size at 95% at the moment, BTW.

You probably shouldn't be trying to fit it to my preference, but ... anything between 85% and 90% works ok for me on my browsers & screens.

However, the issue for me after that is the .inner class "min-height" setting of 200px. With that setting I can only fit about three one-line messages on a screen.

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Re: Font size
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2012, 03:23:35 PM »
I'd have to see what the possibilities are before saying which is best, but I think this is still too big.
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Re: Font size
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2012, 11:42:20 PM »
I made the font a bit smaller. How's that?

It's bordering on being too small to read on my computer now (but it could be my eyes too).
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Re: Font size
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2012, 12:18:27 AM »
That is getting better for me. It's rendering the same size as "thespacerace" forum for me now. It was quite a bit bigger two steps ago. How do the two sites compare on your screen?

The min-height reduction is better too (although it could dropped completely if you want my vote).

Perhaps you could try an experiment setting the font-size to an explicit 14px (like thespacerace forum) rather than using 90% of the browser's default that you are currently using? I think they should be the same (well 87.5% should equal 14px).

Thanks for having a fiddle. It might turn out that having a variety of themes could work for different users on different machine/screen combinations.

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Re: Font size
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2012, 04:45:08 PM »
The current text size looks good to me (19" monitor at 1440x900 resolution).

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Re: Font size
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2012, 05:11:22 PM »
That is getting better for me. It's rendering the same size as "thespacerace" forum for me now. It was quite a bit bigger two steps ago. How do the two sites compare on your screen?

They're pretty close for me now too. TheSpaceRace.com is a bit smaller and I usually end up zooming in on it.

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The min-height reduction is better too (although it could dropped completely if you want my vote).

The reason I added the min-height was because I was worried that short posts would be too difficult to see if they are sandwiched between two longer posts. But it's a minor concern so I can probably do without it.

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Perhaps you could try an experiment setting the font-size to an explicit 14px (like thespacerace forum) rather than using 90% of the browser's default that you are currently using? I think they should be the same (well 87.5% should equal 14px).

Yeah, I'll give that a try when I work on the template this weekend.

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Thanks for having a fiddle. It might turn out that having a variety of themes could work for different users on different machine/screen combinations.

Good idea, I'll probably do that once I'm happy with the default template.
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Re: Font size
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