[wp-hackers] Setup fonts might be a tiny bit above average sizeunder some circumstances

David Chait davebytes at comcast.net
Fri Nov 4 15:09:58 GMT 2005

See, and here I thought you were complaining about the fact the smaller 
fonts are pixellated and not anti-aliased!  I guess I'm used to seeing 
interfaces that don't fit, especially em-based ones, given that em-size 
changes based on your settings in your browser.  It's for that reason that I 
myself moved my site back to fixed pixel sizes, which hurts usability at one 
level but gives me design control.

I would agree that it was likely purposeful.  However, it may very well be 
that the font being mapped to on your box has a base em size larger than 
whatever was tested with, as well as possibly a larger character spacing 
too.  Could also be that the Gnome browser is mapping a different (larger) 
base font size, don't know.

I would guess it could be tweaked to be say 1.5em so that it fits on your 
box, assuming your box is in some way a good 'reference' point to base off 
of.  But I don't have a clean install I can 'reset' here at the moment --  
anyone want to snapshot a windows-based screen (or Graeme can snap a linux 
screen) that 'seems to look right'?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Rosenstand" <mark at borkware.net>
To: <wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com>
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2005 6:57 AM
Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Setup fonts might be a tiny bit above average 
sizeunder some circumstances

> Graeme Lennon wrote:
>> This is silly.
>> If your objection was that you don't like the large font-size, that's
>> cool. It's not an accident. I suggest rephrasing this entire
>> conversation as:
>> "I don't like the large text on the buttons."
>> To which the reply will be:
>> "Ok."
> I thought it was an accident. Actually I still believe it is, as I'm
> sure the buttons are supposed to fit inside the layout:
> http://borkware.net/~mark/wp-setup.png
> But if it isn't, then that's cool too :-) I'd like to hear it from
> someone actually involved in the project, though.
> _______________________________________________
> wp-hackers mailing list
> wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com
> http://lists.automattic.com/mailman/listinfo/wp-hackers

More information about the wp-hackers mailing list