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tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 05 7:27 pm    Post subject: Font Size  Reply with quote    

This is an email I've just received:

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I have difficulty reading since I had a stroke. Under View I tried to enlarge your font size but it wouldn't let me do it. I cannot read your site!! So frustrating! Can you tell me how to do it or why your site won't allow it?


Does anyone have the same issues?

And what can I say to the lady Jema?

sean
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 41968
Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 05 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've just tried using view to change the text size and it worked for me.

Gertie



Joined: 08 Jan 2005
Posts: 1638
Location: Yorkshire
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 05 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Didn't work for me

N.V.M.



Joined: 05 Feb 2005
Posts: 207
Location: British Columbia,Canada,eh!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 05 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

also,under accessories>accessibility, one can use the magnifier..

sean
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 05 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Gertie, are you using AOL?

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 05 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If you use IE then you cannot change the font size much, if you use Firefox then you can.

I think the site has been optimised for non-MS stuff but I bet many people use IE.

We have both so happy to point out any problems.

jema
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 26640
Location: escaped from Swindon
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 05 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We should take this seriously, we hard code font sizes, or rather the font sizes are hard code in the template css we based the site on.

I think we should apologise profusely, and say that we are about to embark on a redesign exercise and will deal with this, and we need to make sure when we design round the new logo, we do deal with it.

jema

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44268
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 05 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I indicated that we'd look into it and advised her that it worked in FF

dougal



Joined: 15 Jan 2005
Posts: 7184
Location: South Kent
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 05 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Another datapoint for you.
IE 5.1.7 under Mac OS9.2.2 and Text Zoom (on the View menu) works fine...

Bugs



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 10744

PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 05 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Aren't there websites that will check your site for you...something like netbobby is lurking in my mind....(I feel like one of Mrs Nesbitt's GSD's ).

Assume you designer/tech chaps know about the Alertbox/Jacob Neilson usability site. I think that has plenty of links to useful info.

Haven't noticed anything personally as I keep fonts as small as poss to see as much as I can, and don't know anybody who could help check.

nettie



Joined: 02 Dec 2004
Posts: 5886
Location: Suffolk
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 05 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

As one of the many that use IE, it doesn't work here either

Gertie



Joined: 08 Jan 2005
Posts: 1638
Location: Yorkshire
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 05 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sean, just logged on, wasn't ignoring you - no we don't use AOL.

sean
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 05 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

From what everyone else has written it seems to be internet explorer that's the problem.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44268
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 05 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A reply from the person who emailed me:

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Thank you so much. It certainly works and my computer friend says Firefox is greatly respected in computing circles. I can enjoy the site now. Bless you,

sean
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 05 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Another satisfied customer.

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