Train Graphic
Great Western Passengers' Forum Great Western Coffee Shop - [home] and [about]
Read about the forum [here]. Register and contribute [here] - it's free.
Random Image
Train Running @GWR Twitter Acronyms/Abbreviations Station Comparator Rail News GWR co. site Site Style 1 2 3 4 Chat on off
September 22, 2017, 11:35:20 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Forgotten your username or password? - get a reminder
News: A forum for passengers ... with input from rail professionals welcomed too
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: 1 [2]
  Print  
Author Topic: Website Front Page  (Read 818 times)
stuving
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2526


View Profile
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2017, 01:02:17 PM »

Yes, that's small - the same as the last post and other secondary items, and much smaller (in my previously unaffected browser) than on the lower-level indexes.

I note that other areas of the page - the bits that don't change at the top and bottom - include this line: <span class="middletext"> .
Logged
broadgage
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1482



View Profile
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2017, 01:04:29 PM »

Is it just me or has the text size on the front index page suddenly grown in stature...... Huh

For me, it seems to have got smaller, in the last hour or two.
Standard windows laptop.
Logged

"When customers say that they want a seat, they dont mean they want to sit with their knees behind their ears so that 4 more can sit down. They mean that they want an extra coach so that 74 more can sit down"
"Capacity on intercity routes should be about number of vehicles, not compressing people"
ellendune
TransWilts Member
Hero Member
******
Posts: 2553


View Profile
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2017, 01:13:53 PM »

Is it just me or has the text size on the front index page suddenly grown in stature...... Huh

For me, it seems to have got smaller, in the last hour or two.
Standard windows laptop.

It has,  When you press the 'Home' button the text about the boards is now all the same size, but the Info Center section is still larger text.
Logged
Adelante_CCT
TransWilts Member
Hero Member
******
Posts: 750



View Profile
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2017, 07:07:54 PM »

Welcome to the forum sheepbingo  Cheesy
Logged
Adelante_CCT
TransWilts Member
Hero Member
******
Posts: 750



View Profile
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2017, 07:33:56 PM »

Quote
I have experienced apparently the same effect when I've occasionally tried to view the Coffee Shop forum on my mobile phone, rather than from my laptop.

Agree with CfN. This is something that does happen to me occasionally and has been doing it possibly since I joined. Unsure but it could just be on my mobile as well and it only occurs once every few months
Logged
Bmblbzzz
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1000


View Profile Email
« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2017, 10:28:37 AM »

Today the front page (no. 3 in the examples on previous page) has smaller text than usual. Other pages, including "Unread posts" and "New replies" not affected. Opera on a laptop.
Logged

Day return to Infinity, please.
SandTEngineer
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1506


Up a Signal Post Somewhere in the far Southwest


View Profile
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2017, 04:35:37 PM »

Just a quick note to Grahame to say thank you for fixing this, and apologies if I caused much 'head scratching' in the process.  Much easier to read again  Wink
Logged

Out of this nettle, Danger, we pluck this flower, Safety.
[Henry IV, Part 1, Act 2, Scene 3]
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 17796



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2017, 04:39:28 PM »

Just a quick note to Grahame to say thank you for fixing this, and apologies if I caused much 'head scratching' in the process.  Much easier to read again  Wink

Not sure it's totally fixed - but glad it's much better.   Browser compatability and CSS conflicts from within an old piece of software is like walking on eggshells with one hand tied behind your back and the other trying to hold your trousers up!
Logged

TransWilts Rail - Linking North to West and South 9 times a day. [see here]
stuving
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2526


View Profile
« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2017, 06:46:35 PM »

Just a quick note to Grahame to say thank you for fixing this, and apologies if I caused much 'head scratching' in the process.  Much easier to read again  Wink

I can't agree. Why should the main text on just one page be in the smaller of the two text sizes used (i.e. small), rather than the larger one? The smaller size is used throughout the site (though there may be some exceptions) for material you can generally do without, and will not mind having to zoom in a bit to read if you need to. I don't see how that applies to the boards list; I would expect that to use the same size as the threads lists you reach from it.

Moreover, if you have things set up so that larger text size (i.e. medium) is just comfortable to read, so as to make best use of screen size, you then have just one page that you struggle to read. Remember it was the size larger still (i.e. large) that caused the problem.
Logged
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 17796



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2017, 08:16:14 AM »

Just a quick note to Grahame to say thank you for fixing this, and apologies if I caused much 'head scratching' in the process.  Much easier to read again  Wink

I can't agree. Why should the main text on just one page be in the smaller of the two text sizes used (i.e. small), rather than the larger one? The smaller size is used throughout the site (though there may be some exceptions) for material you can generally do without, and will not mind having to zoom in a bit to read if you need to. I don't see how that applies to the boards list; I would expect that to use the same size as the threads lists you reach from it.

Moreover, if you have things set up so that larger text size (i.e. medium) is just comfortable to read, so as to make best use of screen size, you then have just one page that you struggle to read. Remember it was the size larger still (i.e. large) that caused the problem.

Frankly, it's a nightmare to get it set up so that it works in the way everyone wants, and I'm not surprised there are differing views. People tend to get used to (and like) what they see, so change (to anything) has to make far more gains than losses to be seen as generally good when it's first brought in.   I'm actually a bit surprised at the general positive tone.

Technically, I haven't actually removed any "large" markers and suspect they were seen on some browsers by default; the css and software is old, and I equated what working with it's like in a previous post.   It could be possible - I suppose - to give members a configuration they can alter, supplying their own style sheets and lots of other setting - but lots of work (and to echo one of our member "ooze gonna pay4 it" and I suspect that very few would actually make use of the change anyway; you're a pretty pragmatic bunch and do / will overlook foibles that I and the team are aware of but which we don't have the resource to fix.   It could be that I could add an extra style option or two, and indeed if someone wanted to volunteer to set one up, I could provide a way that a new style sheet could be loaded from that person's test site.
Logged

TransWilts Rail - Linking North to West and South 9 times a day. [see here]
Bmblbzzz
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1000


View Profile Email
« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2017, 09:12:49 AM »

Just noticed something funny about the front page: it's not all the font that's small. It appears to be only the board names and descriptions; the stuff to the right of that (last post by..., in.... ) seems larger.
Logged

Day return to Infinity, please.
stuving
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2526


View Profile
« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2017, 09:34:57 AM »

Just noticed something funny about the front page: it's not all the font that's small. It appears to be only the board names and descriptions; the stuff to the right of that (last post by..., in.... ) seems larger.

Unless you're seeing something odd specific to your screen, I think that's an illusion. The columns are still sized for their old sizes, so the board names and descriptions are surrounded by empty space while the secondary stuff in the other two columns is crammed in tightly. Try narrowing the display* so it all goes multi-line and see if the effect persists.

*or zooming in
Logged
PhilWakely
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 702


View Profile
« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2017, 07:07:27 PM »

Just noticed something funny about the front page: it's not all the font that's small. It appears to be only the board names and descriptions; the stuff to the right of that (last post by..., in.... ) seems larger.

Unless you're seeing something odd specific to your screen, I think that's an illusion. The columns are still sized for their old sizes, so the board names and descriptions are surrounded by empty space while the secondary stuff in the other two columns is crammed in tightly. Try narrowing the display* so it all goes multi-line and see if the effect persists.

*or zooming in

Definitely no illusion! Font is definitely larger in the 'last post by' column compared to the board name and description. The attached is as seen in Firefox on my laptop.
Logged
stuving
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2526


View Profile
« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2017, 08:31:53 PM »

Definitely no illusion! Font is definitely larger in the 'last post by' column compared to the board name and description. The attached is as seen in Firefox on my laptop.

Well, when I zoom that image right up to really huge, and measure it with a ruler on my screen, they are exactly the same - try it!
Logged
Do you have something you would like to add to this thread, or would you like to raise a new question at the Coffee Shop? Please [register] (it is free) if you have not done so before, or login (at the top of this page) if you already have an account - we would love to read what you have to say!

You can find out more about how this forum works [here] - that will link you to a copy of the forum agreement that you can read before you join, and tell you very much more about how we operate. We are an independent forum, provided and run by customers of Great Western Railway, for customers of Great Western Railway and we welcome railway professionals as members too, in either a personal or official capacity. Views expressed in posts are not necessarily the views of the operators of the forum.

As well as posting messages onto existing threads, and starting new subjects, members can communicate with each other through personal messages if they wish. And once members have made a certain number of posts, they will automatically be admitted to the "frequent posters club", where subjects not-for-public-domain are discussed; anything from the occasional rant to meetups we may be having ...

 
Pages: 1 [2]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
This forum is provided by a customer of Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western), and the views expressed are those of the individual posters concerned. Visit www.gwr.com for the official Great Western Railway website. Please contact the administrators of this site if you feel that the content provided by one of our posters contravenes our posting rules (email link). Forum hosted by Well House Consultants