[RFC] Notifications Smaller Font Size?

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[RFC] Notifications Smaller Font Size?

Post by VSE » Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:39 pm

Am I the only one thinking the notifications window looks a little cartoonish with its current font size? Just dropping it one size I think looks better.
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Re: [RFC] Notifications Smaller Font Size?

Post by Prosk8er » Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:33 pm

^+1 looks better
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Re: [RFC] Notifications Smaller Font Size?

Post by DavidIQ » Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:44 pm

It seems better. I'm also having issues on Safari mobile (iPad) when trying to click on notifications. The notification highlights as if I clicked on it but doesn't actually go to the link. I end up having to tap and hold and select the Open command in the context menu. Not sure if anyone else is having this problem.
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Re: [RFC] Notifications Smaller Font Size?

Post by Pete77s » Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:54 pm

Yes and the border on it looks meh too but all these messy looks prosilver has will be gone thanks to styles authors or me tweaking this theme to my liking. Just not a fan of the baby blue look is all. :)


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Re: [RFC] Notifications Smaller Font Size?

Post by Pony99CA » Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:06 am

VSE+ wrote:Am I the only one thinking the notifications window looks a little cartoonish with its current font size? Just dropping it one size I think looks better.
What looks "cartoonish" are the avatars. I don't think that the fonts look bad either way.

However, for those of us who are nearsighted, let's keep the font larger and provide a way to resize the font instead. (Does phpBB 3.1 still have the font resizer? I don't see it on Area 51 or phpBB.com, but that may be a style choice.)

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Re: [RFC] Notifications Smaller Font Size?

Post by Mess » Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:30 am

VSE+ wrote:Am I the only one thinking the notifications window looks a little cartoonish with its current font size? Just dropping it one size I think looks better.
+1 to dropping it one size.
Pony99CA wrote:What looks "cartoonish" are the avatars. I don't think that the fonts look bad either way.

However, for those of us who are nearsighted, let's keep the font larger and provide a way to resize the font instead. (Does phpBB 3.1 still have the font resizer? I don't see it on Area 51 or phpBB.com, but that may be a style choice.)

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I don't agree. The layout should be matching, and enlarge/shrunk together.

Also "CTRL+Mousewheel up" to enlarge the whole internet. ;-)

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Re: [RFC] Notifications Smaller Font Size?

Post by PayBas » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:22 am

Mess wrote:The layout should be matching, and enlarge/shrunk together.

Also "CTRL+Mousewheel up" to enlarge the whole internet. ;-)
Agreed. I don't think anyone uses the font-size method anymore. Everything uses "zoom" now.

So yes... change the font size and keep it looking uniform.

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Re: [RFC] Notifications Smaller Font Size?

Post by keith10456 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:45 pm

The current size looks fine to me...

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Re: [RFC] Notifications Smaller Font Size?

Post by Pony99CA » Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:50 am

Mess wrote:
Pony99CA wrote:What looks "cartoonish" are the avatars. I don't think that the fonts look bad either way.

However, for those of us who are nearsighted, let's keep the font larger and provide a way to resize the font instead. (Does phpBB 3.1 still have the font resizer? I don't see it on Area 51 or phpBB.com, but that may be a style choice.)
I don't agree. The layout should be matching, and enlarge/shrunk together.
You don't agree with what? I made several statements there.

And what layout should be "matching"? Yes, everything should be changed together, but I never said that they shouldn't (that's why I mentioned the phpBB font resizer). The font resizer in phpBB 3.1 (if it still exists) should control all text on the page, including notifications.
Mess wrote:Also "CTRL+Mousewheel up" to enlarge the whole internet. ;-)
Yes, but there's a big difference between Zoom and just resizing the text. Specifically, Zoom resizes everything (and text doesn't reflow), while font resizing should only affect text (and it should reflow properly). What good is making the text bigger if you then have to scroll left/right to read each line?

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Re: [RFC] Notifications Smaller Font Size?

Post by Mess » Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:46 am

Pony99CA wrote:
Mess wrote:
Pony99CA wrote:What looks "cartoonish" are the avatars. I don't think that the fonts look bad either way.

However, for those of us who are nearsighted, let's keep the font larger and provide a way to resize the font instead. (Does phpBB 3.1 still have the font resizer? I don't see it on Area 51 or phpBB.com, but that may be a style choice.)
I don't agree. The layout should be matching, and enlarge/shrunk together.
You don't agree with what? I made several statements there.

And what layout should be "matching"? Yes, everything should be changed together, but I never said that they shouldn't (that's why I mentioned the phpBB font resizer). The font resizer in phpBB 3.1 (if it still exists) should control all text on the page, including notifications.
Sorry I thought it was obvious what I meant.
I don't agree that the font size should be kept as it is currently (beta2), it should be lowered as VSE suggest. It would then better match the surrounding text. You can click the notification link and see he is right. I makes no sense to argue about it. Unless you are suggesting that, that specific text should be larger (non uniform) for some reason.
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Mess wrote:Also "CTRL+Mousewheel up" to enlarge the whole internet. ;-)
Yes, but there's a big difference between Zoom and just resizing the text. Specifically, Zoom resizes everything (and text doesn't reflow), while font resizing should only affect text (and it should reflow properly). What good is making the text bigger if you then have to scroll left/right to read each line?

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I wouldn't know what its like to be visually impaired. And what works, does not work.
But wouldn't that be another topic?

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