Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

OK, talk to us

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • OK, talk to us

    One of the things that Ginger and I discussed was trying to make the site more read-able to those of us who can no longer lie and claim 29 as our age any more. Basically, a Readers' Digest Easy-Read version for NEIP.

    I was busy trying to figure out how to reverse the text color for the believer's forum and I accidentally wandered into how to change the font and size of the text. I tinkered with it a bit on a testing ground and found a way to raise most of the visible text by 1 pt. It's surprising how much easier that is on the eyes, but it's definitely different.

    I believe I have mentioned before that I am still blessed with 20/20 or better vision well into my 40s, for which I am thankful. The "downside" of that for me is that I can't readily judge what works well for those who aren't as fortunate as I with their vision. So I'm not really sure if I'm chasing a rabbit down a hole or not.


    So, what I'd like to know is whether, ceteris paribus people would like to have a slightly larger typeface on posts. There is no particular "loss" with this, because everything else should still work the same, but at the same time people can get fatigued trying to read larger fonts, too, and some people may just be comfortable with what they have and may not want a change. To that end, I'm polling people here to see what they think. If you'd like, I can provide a sample for comparison, but the skin itself will be dramatically different from what you're used to; you'll have to focus solely on the typeface and disregard any colors or anything like that.
    21
    Keep the font and the size the same
    23.81%
    5
    Change the font but keep the size
    0.00%
    0
    Change the size but keep the font
    23.81%
    5
    Change the size and the font
    0.00%
    0
    Make everything smaller because I actually visit NEIP through a microscope
    0.00%
    0
    I don't know!
    9.52%
    2
    Joooooos!
    19.05%
    4
    You have a stupid avatar
    14.29%
    3
    What's a poll?
    9.52%
    2

    The poll is expired.


  • #2
    I think I missed 'Your have a stupid Avatar'..

    Can you check and add me to that one?
    Robert Francis O'Rourke, Democrat, White guy, spent ~78 million to defeat, Ted Cruz, Republican immigrant Dark guy …
    and lost …
    But the Republicans are racist.

    Comment


    • #3
      I'm 66 yrs old.

      I have no problem with the font and the size.

      If I do, I will hire a reader.

      But she has to have to pass certain conditions.

      If you want to apply, send me a msg.

      From what I've seen, you will probably be auto rejected.
      Robert Francis O'Rourke, Democrat, White guy, spent ~78 million to defeat, Ted Cruz, Republican immigrant Dark guy …
      and lost …
      But the Republicans are racist.

      Comment


      • #4
        I voted to keep the font but change the size. I haven't noticed a major problem with reading the site, but I find that as I've gotten older my eyes are slipping a bit so every little bit helps.

        On a side note, is there some sort of feature with this software where you can have it delete every other word in Bok's posts? I think that would make his posts more readable...

        Comment


        • #5
          I just use the little thingy on my browser to increase the type size if I can't see it. What's the problem?
          "Think as I think," said a man,
          "Or you are abominably wicked;
          You are a toad."
          And after I had thought of it,
          I said: "I will, then, be a toad." - Stephen Crane

          Comment


          • #6
            Okay, I have no idea how to use my browser to increase the font. Another 2 pts. would be helpful.
            Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live...
            Robert Southwell, S.J.

            Comment


            • #7

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by phillygirl View Post
                Okay, I have no idea how to use my browser to increase the font. Another 2 pts. would be helpful.
                If it's a windows computer, the easiest way is to hold down the CTRL key and spin the mouse wheel.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Bob Loblaw 3.0 View Post

                  If it's a windows computer, the easiest way is to hold down the CTRL key and spin the mouse wheel.
                  Just one question: what's a mouse wheel?

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Although it's possible to to Cntl + the font up, it will change the spacing of everything and possibly degrade the user experience as sidebar items bleed into the main section and other negative changes take place.

                    By having a "native" larger font, these problems are not an issue. Naturally, the reverse is also true but less disruptive. If we went with a larger font, people who disliked it could use Cntl - to make it smaller and this wouldn't cause disruptive changes to the overall look of the site.

                    I voted for same font, larger size since it's more useful and less disruptive for most people.
                    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Gingersnap View Post
                      Although it's possible to to Cntl + the font up, it will change the spacing of everything and possibly degrade the user experience as sidebar items bleed into the main section and other negative changes take place.

                      By having a "native" larger font, these problems are not an issue. Naturally, the reverse is also true but less disruptive. If we went with a larger font, people who disliked it could use Cntl - to make it smaller and this wouldn't cause disruptive changes to the overall look of the site.

                      I voted for same font, larger size since it's more useful and less disruptive for most people.
                      Too logical.
                      I reject it outright.
                      Robert Francis O'Rourke, Democrat, White guy, spent ~78 million to defeat, Ted Cruz, Republican immigrant Dark guy …
                      and lost …
                      But the Republicans are racist.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Gramps View Post
                        Too logical.
                        I reject it outright.
                        This is why I didn't sleep with you in 1997. You just don't know a good thing when you see it...
                        "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Gingersnap View Post
                          This is why I didn't sleep with you in 1997. You just don't know a good thing when you see it...
                          Trying to remember '97.

                          Trying to remember a red head.

                          Nope.

                          Nuttin.
                          Robert Francis O'Rourke, Democrat, White guy, spent ~78 million to defeat, Ted Cruz, Republican immigrant Dark guy …
                          and lost …
                          But the Republicans are racist.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Right now, increasing the size is ahead by one vote, with a second-place tie splitting between keeping the font size the same and changing the entire board to Hebrew.

                            I'd like to try to wrap this up this weekend, this and ironing out the believers' area skin, so if anyone is holding out on a vote, please do so. As my father used to say to us kids before we started out on a long road trip: speak now or forever hold your pee!

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              The Jews want a font increase but they won't pay retail. Who would, really? Count them for an increase.
                              "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X