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March 4, 2002

Do not adjust your set No, you didn’t click on the wrong link. Yes, we are playing with Moveable Type, which so far pretty much rocks the house.

Tomorrow I’ll hear from two dozen of you that none of this cool CSS renders on your Netscape 4.x browsers. A bas le Netscape 4! We’ve been here before. [12:25 AM]

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Zack Weinberg ::: (view all by) ::: March 04, 2002, 11:24 PM:

I like the new look, but can we have biggerafonts, pretty please? It's practicallyaillegible.

Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: March 04, 2002, 11:32 PM:

I've been fiddling with the CSS stylesheet all evening. My tentative design philosophy (here we see the full modern degradation of the word "philosophy," as in "philosophy of football") is based on the idea that most browsers are better at letting users increase the displayed font size than at letting them decrease them. How's the current state of affairs? How is it if you set your display at 120%?

Zack Weinberg ::: (view all by) ::: March 05, 2002, 12:53 AM:

The default makes everything small enough that it's quite painful to read on my screen. At 120%, the text is readable, barely, but the quotes aren't. There isn't any text zoom control on the comments popup, so there I'm stuck with illegible.aaHmm, you're using pixel sizes. 10px on my screen is minuscule. 10pt, on the other hand, is fine. Can you try using point sizes throughout?

Mike Scott ::: (view all by) ::: March 05, 2002, 01:44 AM:

Unfortunately, the browser producers have managed to make point sizes effectively unusable, because they come out much smaller on most Mac browsers than they do on PC browsers.

Kate Nepveu ::: (view all by) ::: March 05, 2002, 01:18 PM:

Re: text controls on popup windows. (Warning: uninformed person asking obvious question.)aaWould it help, as a stopgap measure, if the comments were a new browser window, not a Javascript popup?

Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: March 05, 2002, 02:11 PM:

I have no idea. I'm just using Moveable Type the way it's set up out of the box. Hey, the bullets go in this end, right? Is this the part you're supposed to pull on?

Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: March 05, 2002, 02:12 PM:

I've increased the size of the body type by just a bit. Zack, does that help any?

Zack Weinberg ::: (view all by) ::: March 05, 2002, 08:41 PM:

Yes, it's all nice and readable now. Thank you.