Default font size

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Default font size

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:53 am

I feel the default wiki font size is too large. And the background bluish color annoys me. And the width limitation is too confining. Do we have any direct control over this?
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Re: Default font size

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:14 pm

I think we should re-optimize for Vector. We need to be able to use the whole window.
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Re: Default font size

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:18 pm

I find the whole layout too confining. Waze can change the site default right?


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Re: Default font size

Postby james9becker » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:38 am

Based in experience in another forum, there is some variation in size and color. That forum also uses phpBB software. It looks very different. They also do not let users change colors or font size. The site is at http://forum.hauptwerk.com

If you only want a smaller font, try using Tapatalk on a smart phone. ;)

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Re: Default font size

Postby james9becker » Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:50 pm

Oops, that was not so obvious to me. The Wiki is in MediaWiki. After a bit of searching on the MediaWiki site, found the configuration information for fonts:
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedi ... #Type_size

I suspect that Waze has control over the settings.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Default font size

Postby kentsmith9 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:34 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:I feel the default wiki font size is too large. And the background bluish color annoys me. And the width limitation is too confining. Do we have any direct control over this?

Special:Preferences for each user controls the "SKIN" which controls how it looks to each individual user.

Current formatting is optimized for the default MonoBook layout.
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Re: Default font size

Postby kentsmith9 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:16 am

That requires that you train all users to change their default layout. I do use Vector for Wikipedia for myself, but that is a tall order to optimize for a non-standard layout.

What problem are you trying to solve with that change? Are you just trying to get more data on a page before you must scroll?
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Re: Default font size

Postby kentsmith9 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:11 pm

I do believe Waze can control the default. Note that the narrow column in use is a pretty standard layout to help simplify reading. Long wide pages are very hard for many people to read/follow. That is why most newspapers have multiple columns -- to improve readability.

When you say too confining, do you mean you want to get more information side-by-side, like wider table data, or multiple images? Maybe there is a way to change the current default layout to be a bit wider without going full screen.
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Re: Default font size

Postby russblau » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:48 pm

The OP was asking about font size in the wiki, not in the forums.
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