#1 Posted by Slumberpunch (137 posts) -

With Google Chrome, adjust the zoom down to 90%. Profit.

#2 Posted by chocolaterhinovampire (1298 posts) -

This actually worked. Thanks duder

#3 Posted by DaMisterChief (628 posts) -

Thanks it actually works

#4 Posted by Neferon (262 posts) -

Profit indeed!

#5 Edited by believer258 (12208 posts) -

Yeah, then everything is too far away too see. I'll keep it at 125%.

#6 Posted by Barrock (3553 posts) -

Yeah, then everything is too far away too see. I'll keep it at 125%.

Duder, have you had your eyes checked recently?

#7 Edited by Marzy (675 posts) -

Thanks for the tip, it really works well.

#8 Posted by dgtlty (168 posts) -

@barrock said:

Duder, have you had your eyes checked recently?

Well it depends on screen resolution and distance to the monitor. On my latop I use 110% and 150% on my PC which is hooked up to my 40" LCD TV. To me the site looks great with both.

#9 Posted by _Chad (960 posts) -

25% is where all the cool kids hang out.

#10 Posted by Ravenlight (8011 posts) -

Friggin' awesome! Thanks for the hot tip!

#11 Edited by believer258 (12208 posts) -

@dgtlty

said:

@barrock said:

Duder, have you had your eyes checked recently?

Well it depends on screen resolution and distance to the monitor. On my latop I use 110% and 150% on my PC which is hooked up to my 40" LCD TV. To me the site looks great with both.

It's a 26" 1080p screen and I'm about two feet from it most of the time. I can read it at 90%, but I like my text nice and big. I even went through my Steam folder looking for a way to make the text huge. My eyes are not great, but they're not that bad either.

Yes, the site looks great, but I don't like my text tiny.

#12 Posted by joshthebear (2700 posts) -

Cheers duder, I'm diggin' it.

#13 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Eh, I like 100% better. Somebody post that pic of Jeff. You know the one I mean. *awaits joke response*

#14 Edited by DillonWerner (1520 posts) -

Sweet dude, this is great. Thanks!

#15 Posted by Snail (8662 posts) -

I don't get it. I prefer it at 100%. Maybe we are using different OS's?

#16 Posted by ajamafalous (12164 posts) -

It's so much better.

#17 Edited by handlas (2760 posts) -

Yaaa... the forums were my only complaint during the beta. Everything is so big and the sidebar takes up a good 25% of the screen which makes the forums posts so small on my laptop screen.

command -

Much better. What is this... 14pt font size? I'm good with 12.

#18 Posted by Gamer_152 (14113 posts) -

I can't work out if I prefer it at 90 or 100. This is odd.

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#19 Posted by villainy (600 posts) -

@handlas said:

Yaaa... the forums were my only complaint during the beta. Everything is so big and the sidebar takes up a good 25% of the screen which makes the forums posts so small on my laptop screen.

I share this complaint and IIRC it was one of the first to be voiced on the beta forums on day one. I'm kind of surprised it wasn't shrunk significantly. That sidebar is way too big and after scrolling down you end up with a huge empty space on the right side of the screen.

Still deciding on 90 vs. 100.. Going to have to try each for a few days.

#20 Posted by Soapy86 (2623 posts) -

Much better. Thanks.

#21 Posted by Grimluck343 (1160 posts) -

That... actually works pretty well. Why is the sidebar so BIG?

#22 Posted by Dalai (7074 posts) -

I kinda found my sweet spot at 500%.

#23 Posted by alexisg (394 posts) -

I am sure within the next month or so someone will write some user stylesheets or maybe even a chrome extension to adjust people's needs. I'd say that 14px paragraph font-size is the way to go in most cases especially when you are reading lots of content. There is also a limit to how wide a site can be before eye strain takes a toll. There are numerous studies on all of this and I gave font sizes a lot of thought. The range on devices from phones to tablets to laptops to desktop is just getting way more dense. I work on resolutions of 320, 1024, 1440 and 2560 wide throughout the day on my personal devices. And that is before I start busting out things like iPad minis, Nexus7, Surface, etc. The age range on this site is also something I think about. We have a super varied community from young to old.

That being said everyone is different and preferences are gonna vary so I realize that probably no one is 100% right. Dave and I discussed making that right hand column in the forums a fixed 300px width size to accomodate the ad and the nav items and leave the rest flexible. Also I really hope Chrome updates Chrome/Windows in the future to use DirectWrite for its text display instead of GDI Cleartype. It is the last browser to not have this on Windows and it really suffers on text display because of this. It's a thing that developers have been fighting with for some time and really starts to affect what sizes we can pick.

#24 Posted by Skytylz (4039 posts) -

@_chad said:

25% is where all the cool kids hang out.

Fuck yeah!

#25 Edited by snide (2413 posts) -

@alexisg: tl;dr

Building websites is hard.

#26 Edited by Unavailable (54 posts) -

I recommend flipping your monitor vertically for optimal viewing experiences.

#27 Posted by StarFoxA (5165 posts) -

@alexisg: I really like the design of the new site, particularly how it makes wiki pages look now. Top notch work.

#28 Edited by WalkerD (460 posts) -

The first thing I did when I had access to the beta site was adjust the zoom. Everything just seems so big on the new site. I understand wanting to have the site easy to view on a wide range of devices, but don't mobile sites exist for a reason? I don't ever see a reason a website's visual design should take a hit to accommodate Tablets and phones.

#29 Edited by Subjugation (4741 posts) -

I'm torn. 90% certainly feels more like the old site, but 100% might just take some getting used to. #FirstWorldProblems

#30 Edited by Unavailable (54 posts) -

@snide: Please, I can make a professional website in 5 minutes flat in Frontpage. You guys don't even have like, 20 marquees and rainbow colored fonts. Where's the visually busy background images and animated .gif flames at the bottom of every page?

#31 Edited by JoeyRavn (4984 posts) -

Oh, wow, this fits perfectly the new design. I really like the new design of the website, but think that making it a little bit smaller actually makes it look even better. Thanks for the tip!

#32 Posted by supamon (1334 posts) -

Site totally looks better now, thanks!

#33 Posted by WalkerTR77 (1390 posts) -

Yea 90% is a lot tidier, cheers.

#34 Edited by Chop (1998 posts) -

Oh, wow. That's fucking sexy.

#36 Posted by face15 (1306 posts) -

90% is a big improvement, but

@snide: 20 marquees and rainbow colored fonts. Visually busy background images and animated .gif flames at the bottom of every page

That sounds hot.

#37 Posted by jdh5153 (1034 posts) -

There's still way too many ugly gaps.

#38 Posted by Winternet (8059 posts) -

Man, this 75% is something. But, it also makes the blank space to the right even more noticeable.

#39 Posted by Snail (8662 posts) -

@villainy said:

@handlas said:

Yaaa... the forums were my only complaint during the beta. Everything is so big and the sidebar takes up a good 25% of the screen which makes the forums posts so small on my laptop screen.

I share this complaint and IIRC it was one of the first to be voiced on the beta forums on day one. I'm kind of surprised it wasn't shrunk significantly. That sidebar is way too big and after scrolling down you end up with a huge empty space on the right side of the screen.

Pretty sure it's part of the whole "responsive design" thing. There are many sites adopting bigger fonts these days, presumably because they work better for phones and tablets.

#40 Posted by rjayb89 (7729 posts) -

Still doesn't make this part look any better:

I change browsers for no one

#41 Edited by WilltheMagicAsian (1542 posts) -

I've already modified the css to my needs personally, and if you're bummed about the awful font rendering of Chrome (and Windows in general) you can check out gdipp or mactypetray. gdipp has some memory leaks with some programs and is pretty much abandonware, MacTypeTray still gets updates every once in a while and I've been liking it much more than gdipp.

#42 Posted by Village_Guy (2667 posts) -

I just looked at the site in Chrome, and no thank you. Not at a 90% or 100%, I'm staying here in Opera-land where everything is awesome (at 100% too)!

#43 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5102 posts) -

You can't beat 100%!

#44 Posted by PillClinton (3297 posts) -

Ok, I've used the site at 90% for a good bit now, and had time to sit on it, and can now say with confidence that I much prefer this website at 90% on both my 720 TV and 1080 monitor, OS X and Windows 7 alike.

I've already modified the css to my needs personally, and if you're bummed about the awful font rendering of Chrome (and Windows in general) you can check out gdipp or mactypetray. gdipp has some memory leaks with some programs and is pretty much abandonware, MacTypeTray still gets updates every once in a while and I've been liking it much more than gdipp.

Nice tip, totally gonna check out MacTypeTray. I've wondered just what the fuck is up with Win7 Chrome's garbage font rendering for a while, and I think I've had enough. Whenever I switch to my Macs, literally everything (especially this website) looks leagues and leagues better.

#45 Edited by WilltheMagicAsian (1542 posts) -

Ok, I've used the site at 90% for a good bit now, and had time to sit on it, and can now say with confidence that I much prefer this website at 90% on both my 720 TV and 1080 monitor, OS X and Windows 7 alike.

@willthemagicasian said:

I've already modified the css to my needs personally, and if you're bummed about the awful font rendering of Chrome (and Windows in general) you can check out gdipp or mactypetray. gdipp has some memory leaks with some programs and is pretty much abandonware, MacTypeTray still gets updates every once in a while and I've been liking it much more than gdipp.

Nice tip, totally gonna check out MacTypeTray. I've wondered just what the fuck is up with Win7 Chrome's garbage font rendering for a while, and I think I've had enough. Whenever I switch to my Macs, literally everything (especially this website) looks leagues and leagues better.

Yeah, Linux/OSX have font rendering that's miles ahead of Windows and after using Linux for an extended period of time, I just can't live without it.

#46 Posted by Unavailable (54 posts) -
@face15 said:

90% is a big improvement, but

@unavailable said:

@snide: 20 marquees and rainbow colored fonts. Visually busy background images and animated .gif flames at the bottom of every page

That sounds hot.

Oh man, that toggle at the top of the page? The one that switches between the dark and light styles? They need a third one that looks like a terrible webpage from the late 90s or something.