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Difference in site text size?

Postby Kalah » Mar 22 2006, 23:27

I was browsing the main site (yes, I do that sometimes), and I realised that the text on the American site differs from all the others... The text is bigger. Can you see it? Here it is compared to the British site:

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I conclude that most American fans browsing the web must be having problems reading small text. ;|

Yeah, yeah, I know... gotta get a life... but then again, you're the one reading this thing... ;)
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Postby theGryphon » Mar 22 2006, 23:36

Actually, I don't see any difference in text sizes. I'm using Firefox, maybe it scales the text automatically, don't know...

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Postby Veldrynus » Mar 22 2006, 23:44

Hu? :|
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Postby Kalah » Mar 22 2006, 23:53

Oh come on, you see the picture don't you...? :|

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Postby Veldrynus » Mar 22 2006, 23:57

There is nothing strange here... Just move along.

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Postby Kalah » Mar 23 2006, 0:01

Strange? Well, I've had one glass of red, but that's beside the point. My behaviour is completely normal - normal, I tell you! :D
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Postby theGryphon » Mar 23 2006, 0:04

Veldrynus wrote:Hu? :|


Well, I can see the difference in the pictures, but the font sizes in the websites are just the same to me...

Could that be related to the glass of red you had Kalah? :-D

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Postby Veldrynus » Mar 23 2006, 0:05

Kalah wrote:My behaviour is completely normal - normal, I tell you! :D


Of course it is ! It is more normal than just simply normal. Much better than the classic normal ! Almost abnormally normal !
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Postby Echo_ » Mar 23 2006, 0:08

its the same for me as well. I'm using IE and I see no difference whatsoever (cept for your picture) in the US site and the UK site.
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Postby Kalah » Mar 23 2006, 0:10

Hm, that's interesting. The size thing, I mean. Opera is the browser I use - Vel, which is yours? And do you see any difference? Otherwise it would be interesting to know what is causing my browser to display a difference. The picture is created from direct screenshots, so it's exactly what I saw, without using the fit-to-screen feature I usually emply on the forum.

@Echo: I checked in IE, and saw the same difference...
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Postby Echo_ » Mar 23 2006, 0:27

Strange indeed. I do not have a solution.

I even went to view -> Text Size -> Largest and it didn't even change hte text. Still small old text right there.

Other oddities:
The fr site has the pictures on the left and text on right.
The de site has the pictures on the top and then the text on the bottom liek a caption.
The (i think its china) site barely even gets updates.

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Postby Corribus » Mar 23 2006, 3:21

Is there a mod around who can close this spamerific thread? :)

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Postby Orfinn » Mar 23 2006, 7:16

I see the difference on these pics too. But for me the text sizes are the same when I cheked the UK and US sizes ;|

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Postby ThunderTitan » Mar 23 2006, 10:52

Hmm... neither Firefox nor IE showed any difference in text size. Sorry mate.

PS: on the US site Firefox did show the pictures as not being aligned to the right, but on IE they were, as in the UK site for both browsers. So maybe the US site isn't done very well for other browsers.
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Postby Vlad976 » Mar 23 2006, 13:52

I'm using Firefox and I do see a difference in text size. And the US text is bigger from what I'm seeing.
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Postby theGryphon » Mar 23 2006, 18:15

Weird. I don't see any difference in Firefox nor in IE. Strangely enough, in Firefox the pictures in the US site are not aligned, but it looks like so with IE 8|

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Postby Kareeah Indaga » Mar 23 2006, 18:27

US and UK sites both have the same text for me. Maybe your comp is playing an early April Fool’s Day joke on you? :??

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Postby Kalah » Mar 23 2006, 18:56

Hmmm... it must be my super-mega-hyper-funky 19" flat screen that has special requirements...
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Postby Gaidal Cain » Mar 23 2006, 19:48

Or it could be because you're using a norwegian browser :tongue:
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Postby Kalah » Mar 23 2006, 21:04

You wanna take this outside, you little Swede? ;)
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