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Re: Size of text in replies when showing threads

by roho (Chancellor)
on Nov 13, 2009 at 16:36 UTC ( #806994=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Size of text in replies when showing threads

I agree with removing smaller text. It makes reading code particularly difficult.

"Its not how hard you work, its how much you get done."

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Re^2: Size of text in replies when showing threads (options)
by tye (Sage) on Nov 13, 2009 at 21:39 UTC

    Have you gone to display settings and enabled the "large code font" option? That actually removes an instance of "<font size='-1'>" that gets wrapped around each code block by default.

    One day that should go away as well. Those who don't like the "same size" code that appears "bigger" (because fixed-width fonts end up being noticeably wider) can adjust such using custom CSS rather than a user option implemented using old-school font resizing tags.

    Similarly, those who like reply text being a notch smaller (as has long been the case) should feel free to add their own CSS to make that happen (after the proposed change). I'm not in favor of adding CSS to try to emulate the current <font size='-1'> because I don't believe CSS can fully emulate that across all environments. Certainly, it will be easy for individual users to pick precisely the font size they desire with custom CSS.

    So we should document how to update custom CSS to get something that is likely to be similar to the old rendering for most situations and that can easily be adjusted by people. Perhaps the following is close to such:

    tr.reply-body ul.indent { font-size: 80% }

    If that isn't close, please propose something closer for others to iterate. Though perhaps a new div and class are in order here?

    - tye        

      Sadly tr.reply-body ul.indent { font-size: 80% } won't work, because that applies doubly to replies of replies so the font of those is set even smaller, so deep threads get very unreadable. The old font tag worked because it set an absolute font size, whereas the "80%" in CSS is relative to the parent.

        The old font tag worked because it set an absolute font size

        No, it wasn't. It worked because it only got inserted once. I feared this might get applied multiple times, hence the suggestion of adding a new div+class so that style can easily be applied and only once.

        - tye        

        Did you try tr.reply-body > ul.indent { font-size: 80% } ?

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