November 7, 2003 at 12:12 am #21498
This is a test to see if the upgraded system is working. My apologies if you didn’t really want to receive this message, or see it, or anything else….
November 7, 2003 at 2:09 am #21499
(Someone post something!) I’m going to bed now .. but, I’ll check in the morning to see how the system is doing…
November 7, 2003 at 2:49 am #21500
November 7, 2003 at 3:09 am #21501
I like the new style, but you still can not change the text size from IE’s view menu. I like having replies to messages on the same page. This will make it easier to follow threads. I miss the formatting features for posting that you had before.
November 7, 2003 at 5:31 am #21502
(I just love the new design) Wow, this is an excellent design. Much better than the previous designs.
And I like the option to switch between the advanced and the standard editors.
November 7, 2003 at 11:31 am #21503
(None) I like the new style, but you still can not change the text size from IE’s view menu. I like having replies to messages on the same page. This will make it easier to follow threads. I miss the formatting features for posting that you had before.
If you look under the System menu, at My Account, you will see that you can now choose between a “standard” or “advanced” editor. The editor that used to be the default is now the “advanced editor”.
I made it a selectable option, because many people cannot run the advanced editor – and, for others it was too confusing.
PS I just re-read your message — I think I didn’t understand your question. Can you rephrase your question, or give me an example of a website that does what you are asking?
November 7, 2003 at 3:42 pm #21504
In html there are two ways to define what the size of the font will be. You can go with one of the browser’s defaults (e.g., “font size = 3”) or you can define what point size the font will be (this is more common with style sheets).
If a website uses a browser default for the font size, the user can then select View / Font Size to make the font display larger or smaller. (At least, it can on a PC — I’m now on a mac and it’s not exactly the same, so I’m going from memory.) This menu gives options like “smaller,” “medium,” and “larger” rather than point sizes. So, if I have poor eyesight and need to see a larger font, I can use this menu to make the font display at a larger size.
When a website uses a fixed font size (for example, the html or style sheet defines that the font will be 10pt), this parameter overrides IE’s view menu. So, no matter what I change the font size to in my view menu, the font on the screen will stay at 10pt. Your site seems to be set up this way.
Hope that helps clarify the issue…
ps If you want an example, go to my website at http://home.earthlink.net/~fov/main.html
Play around with font size in the View menu of your browser. You’ll see that all the text — even the smaller caption about my dear departed hamster — changes relatively when you change the font size in the view menu. Now try doing the same thing on this site… nothing happens.