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College Confidential Relaunch

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  • notrichenoughnotrichenough Registered User Posts: 8,545 Senior Member
    But the font size is the biggest issue IMO
    Are you on a phone, tablet, or computer?

    Y'all know on a computer you can easily set the text size, right? I use firefox, you hold down the ctrl key and use the mouse wheel to zoom in and out. I have mine set to 110%, and it remembers it for this site. Pretty sure the other browsers allow this as well.

    The font size hasn't changed on my phone (android, AdBlock browser), as far as I can tell.

  • doschicosdoschicos Registered User Posts: 18,394 Senior Member
    I enlarge the font on my laptop anyway. To me, it's not so much the size of that notification tab, it's the resolution as well. It just doesn't appear as crisp and clear to my eye. Even the font of the words in the header aren't as easy to read. Not sure if it is the font used or the resolution but it's not an improvement over the old version.
  • lookingforwardlookingforward Registered User Posts: 27,848 Senior Member
    Yes, agree the fonts up top (eg, Community Forums,) should at least be the size of text in posts. Maybe bold.
    I suspect a large number of us use phones.
    Yes, move the logo left. I get branding, but not at the expense of usability.
  • doschicosdoschicos Registered User Posts: 18,394 Senior Member
    Well, I just changed back to "actual size" and the logo IS on the left. Looks much better. For some reason though, if you zoom in even a little it changes it to the logo in the middle. The font is much too small to not zoom in, IMO.
  • evergreen5evergreen5 Registered User Posts: 940 Member
    edited May 1
    ^I just changed my zoom to 90% (chrome on Macbook) and the logo moved to the left. But now the post font is so small it hurts. I tried changing Chrome font size and that had no effect. Back to 100% zoom...and the logo is back to the middle.
  • yucca10yucca10 Registered User Posts: 475 Member
    Is it just me who thinks that the big photo on the homepage with a leg, a backpack and some bricks is really ugly?
  • lookingforwardlookingforward Registered User Posts: 27,848 Senior Member
    On my phone, changing enlarge % didn't do anything to the header.
  • notrichenoughnotrichenough Registered User Posts: 8,545 Senior Member
    Back to 100% zoom...and the logo is back to the middle.
    At a certain window width, it decides that everything can't fit on one row, and instead puts the header stuff in three (!) rows. For me that's at around 1400 pixels wide on my 1920 pixel-wide monitor, at the 110% zoom factor I use.

    If you can, try making your window wider to see if that makes a difference.

    Unfortunately at this width it leaves huge white bands down the sides, because the text fields are fixed width and don't adjust when you change the window size. It's not optimal.
  • evergreen5evergreen5 Registered User Posts: 940 Member
    edited May 1
    ^Not optimal :). Unfortunately, my window is already the width of my screen.
  • doschicosdoschicos Registered User Posts: 18,394 Senior Member
    Mine is full screen already. Old CC, the header didn't reconfigure if you zoomed in a little. Sounds like it just needs to be tweaked.
  • SnLMomSnLMom Registered User Posts: 601 Member
    Isn't that wide white margin on the left where the ads appear? So if you have an ad blocker (I do), you would have nothing to fill that space.
  • notrichenoughnotrichenough Registered User Posts: 8,545 Senior Member
    ^ The side ads appear between the "Top Forums" list and the "Featured threads" list. There is a band of white to the left of that.

    But the top forums, ad, and featured threads only take up a small portion of the page at the top when there are a lot of replies on a page. So when I scroll to the bottom, over 40% of the page width is white space.
  • LucieTheLakieLucieTheLakie Registered User Posts: 3,986 Senior Member
    Is there a way now to bookmark a particular forum? I've been waiting for that since the last relaunch. :)
  • lookingforwardlookingforward Registered User Posts: 27,848 Senior Member
    Well, I'll say the appearance is much better on my tablet.

    But I've got a bluetooth keypad the tablet sits in, horizontally. When I pull up a new page, the forst post starts at the botton inch of the screen. Ugh.

    This is why great design projects include designers, not just experienced software folks.
  • SnLMomSnLMom Registered User Posts: 601 Member
    Oh my, I'm not seeing anywhere near that amount of white margin... only about 23% on the left after scrolling down below the "Featured Threads"
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