Forum OpenACS Q&A: Holy ick

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Posted by Jonathan Ellis on
The forum just got fugly. :(

I can only see half the threads I used to.  This "Post a New Message"
page is nicer-looking but the main page fonts blow.

IMNSHO of course.

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Posted by Ben Adida on
Fair enough, keep the comments coming, I'll try to keep
improving things. First on the list: making the front smaller on the
main bboard page.
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Posted by Michael Feldstein on
Oddly enough, I can't see the threads at all when viewing them
with Netscape 4.75 for the Mac. IE 5.0 for Mac works fine, tho.
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Posted by Ben Adida on
Ack. Netscape stylesheet support sucks. I've turned off stylesheets for the bboards. I'll try to fix this problem. I just wanted things to look a bit better throughout :(
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Posted by Michael Feldstein on
I dunno, I kinda like the look (now that I can see it).
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Posted by Mark S on
I liked the way it looked with IE, but I didn't get a chance to try it out with Netscape.
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Posted by Brian Mann on
Why mess with the font size at all? I have them set in my browser the way I like them, and now the fonts on the New Questions page are half the size of everything else.
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Posted by Ben Adida on
the font size is relative, not absolute, so it's perfectly standard
(and even commendable!) web practice. I'm trying to improve the
look-and-feel of this site as we are about to publicize it a lot more
with the press event next week.
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Posted by Don Baccus on
Yeah, but the new questions are now half the size of the old categories, which is sort of self-defeating in terms of saving real-estate :)

Not a browser issue of course, you're just shrinking half of the page.  It would look better if it were consistent...font size=-1 all around???

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Posted by Ben Adida on
Don is right again. This should now be fixed, with appropriate
font sizes all around.
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Posted by David Kuczek on
I would use verdana as the main font anyways. It is easier to read and rather smooth.
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Posted by Carl Coryell-Martin on
On my linux box, the list of threads is unreadable, so I bump my default font size to 18! point and now the text in the threads is freaking huge.  :-(

I think that cleaning it up a bit is a nice idea though,

Cheers,

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Posted by Mike Sisk on
One method I've used from time to time to get around the problem of Macs and PCs having different ideas about the size of a particular point size is to specify the font height in pixels:
p {
font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;
font-size: 12px;
color: #ffffff;
}

Of course, this completly destroys the whole relative font size thing, but hey, it's an imperfect world.

The ideal solution would use a browser/platform detection script to link in a stylesheet specific for that particular browser/platform's idiosyncrasies. Ugly. Maybe one of these days all browsers will support CSS properly. I don't have high hopes for this, however.