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  Reply # 1414332 27-Oct-2015 08:22
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pdath: I just tried the site on an iPhone browser, and 14px seems best to me.  I wouldn't use anything smaller.

If you really want to get that tricky, try using a @media in your style sheet to use 13px for desktop, and 14px for mobile.  Or keep it simple and stick with 14px and that seems readable on everything I just tested.  14px seems a good compromise for all displays.

@media screen and (max-width: 700px) {
...
}



I have been toying with the idea of removing the mobile Geekzone site and replacing with the main site, but to do that have to change to a responsive design.

We already have something in place - if you visit the main site on mobile we don't show the sidebar in forum pages and hide the square ads, only leaving the leaderboard ones.



There is a risk of getting hammered in page rank. Maybe there is a way around it retaining the same mobile url and some layout defaults for the mobile url.

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  Reply # 1414396 27-Oct-2015 09:54
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Did the font change today?

Seems to have gone to something like Open Sans on ie11 today.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1414397 27-Oct-2015 09:54
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Fonts changed yesterday and are Arial - present in 99.6% of Windows and Mac devices.





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  Reply # 1414398 27-Oct-2015 09:57
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I am not a fan of the bigger font myself. I liked it just fine before it was changed. 

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  Reply # 1414400 27-Oct-2015 09:58
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It's a lot easier to read. I am getting old...






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  Reply # 1414406 27-Oct-2015 10:05
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I agree its easier to read


But a part of my heart says , the forums have gone from a exclusive, nerdy, geeky forum to a old people nanna forum and i shouldnt be over here.


I know its strange feeling, but thats how branding, images and fonts do to you over a period of years.

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  Reply # 1414407 27-Oct-2015 10:07
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this reminds me of when I see other peoples kindles......BLINDO FONT SIZE.




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  Reply # 1414409 27-Oct-2015 10:08
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sep11guy: But a part of my heart says , the forums have gone from a exclusive, nerdy, geeky forum to a old people nanna forum and i shouldnt be over here.


I am sorry you feel like this. Nothing else changed, just the fonts. So perhaps YOU are the one who changed?






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  Reply # 1414414 27-Oct-2015 10:11
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gzt:
freitasm: 

I have been toying with the idea of removing the mobile Geekzone site and replacing with the main site, but to do that have to change to a responsive design.

We already have something in place - if you visit the main site on mobile we don't show the sidebar in forum pages and hide the square ads, only leaving the leaderboard ones.



There is a risk of getting hammered in page rank. Maybe there is a way around it retaining the same mobile url and some layout defaults for the mobile url.


Not sure why you think there is a risk of page rank suffering...the site needs to be mobile compatible, it doesn't have to have a separate mobile equivalent. A responsive, mobile friendly dual purpose site is fine by Google. And that's what freitasm is suggesting - a single site using responsive design.

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  Reply # 1414415 27-Oct-2015 10:12
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yeah, I got sick of 14px, downloaded "Stylzer" for chrome and forced it to 12px.  much better now.

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Reply # 1414416 27-Oct-2015 10:13
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freitasm:
sep11guy: But a part of my heart says , the forums have gone from a exclusive, nerdy, geeky forum to a old people nanna forum and i shouldnt be over here.


I am sorry you feel like this. Nothing else changed, just the fonts. So perhaps YOU are the one who changed?





Hmmmm I guess is more of a parallel comparison i am drawing from other forums like XDA etc which are in smaller fonts, which I am more used to ( am sure many other would be well too ) 


So I think I would just have to get used to it!! :) 


Not a big deal.

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  Reply # 1414468 27-Oct-2015 10:51
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freitasm: It's a lot easier to read. I am getting old...



Totally support the change in font and size for the main text - it's so much easier to read. (I initially checked I hadn't accidentally zoomed on the screen!) I'd support increasing the font on the editor as well; I know you have plans to do this so just a +1 for that.

I do agree with an earlier comment, though, that I don't think the left-hand column text (# posts, friends, status etc) needs to be as large as the main body text, as it's slightly distracting and makes this part of the page a bit busy. What about dropping that down a point? The change from 11 to 10 can be quite marked...

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  Reply # 1414472 27-Oct-2015 10:56
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This explains everything, I thought my zoom/resolution was screwy.  Zoomed GZ to 90%, now much better...

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Reply # 1414478 27-Oct-2015 11:03
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ubergeeknz: This explains everything, I thought my zoom/resolution was screwy.  Zoomed GZ to 90%, now much better...



I think this trick would do for now 

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  Reply # 1414480 27-Oct-2015 11:04
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Is it possible to allow the choice by way of an option to switch back to the old font. I am finding this new font ... far from ideal.

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