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Text Size Picker.... [message #10972] Sun, 15 June 2003 02:46 Go to next message
ironstorm is currently offline  ironstorm   Canada
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Howdy Protoss & Co... it's been a while Smile

Was wondering if you guys have ever seen the
'Text Size' picker on the top right hand side
of every page on http://www.wired.com/ ..

I think that has got to be one of the coolest
things I've seen in a while... not sure if
we could use something like that in FUD or
not...

Cheers,

-G
Re: Text Size Picker.... [message #10988 is a reply to message #10972] Sun, 15 June 2003 21:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I've seen this on a number of sites and the idea is pretty cool. I am just not sure if we really need it in FUDforun. Perphaps, other visitors would like to share opinion?

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Re: Text Size Picker.... [message #11020 is a reply to message #10988] Mon, 16 June 2003 16:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I've had several of my users complain about the small default text size in v2.3.5. This, even after I had edited the templates to increase the default font size by 1. Modern big monitors plus too-high contrast theme plus older users with bad eyes equals complains. Sad (my theme is black with mostly white text)

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Re: Text Size Picker.... [message #11022 is a reply to message #11020] Mon, 16 June 2003 16:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Layout is not static, the theme manager allows you to modify the colors and font sizes completel. If increasing the font size by 1 is not enough then try 2, 3 or more, what ever works for you and your users.
Personally I use a fairly large resolution (1280x1024) and have no difficulty reading the text, but that just me. Ultimatley the tools to modify the fonts are there you just need to use them to customize the forum to your preferences.


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Re: Text Size Picker.... [message #11026 is a reply to message #11022] Mon, 16 June 2003 17:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I think that is a pretty neat feature. Makes it much easier when looking at your board from different moniters w/o having to make any adjustments, sort a classy IMO.

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Re: Text Size Picker.... [message #11027 is a reply to message #10972] Mon, 16 June 2003 17:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Errmmmm, maybe it is just me but every user agent _should_ have settings for minimum font sizes.
Re: Text Size Picker.... [message #11028 is a reply to message #11027] Mon, 16 June 2003 17:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Actually Mozilla has such a setting, which is quite nice when people use absolutely tiny text Wink

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Re: Text Size Picker.... [message #11029 is a reply to message #10972] Mon, 16 June 2003 17:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Of course it does, it is a standards compliant browser Smile

http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/#guidelines
Re: Text Size Picker.... [message #11032 is a reply to message #11029] Mon, 16 June 2003 17:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I know opera supports a zoom feature which works rather well, which IMHO in as acceptable alternative. Not sure about IE, but I think there too may be a way to force a certain minimum font size.

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Re: Text Size Picker.... [message #11034 is a reply to message #10972] Mon, 16 June 2003 18:40 Go to previous message
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Just fired up VMWare and looked at IE5.5. It does not seem to have that functionality. Not really surprising though considering the browser's other standards support.
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