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Offline UniquePerspective

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Font Change?
« on: September 13, 2013, 07:36:14 AM »
Did the fonts change or was it just me.

If so, I don't 100% like it.
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Re: Font Change?
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2013, 08:11:08 AM »
Did the fonts change or was it just me.
No, I see it as well. It may be related to the site having gone down for a brief period some hours ago.

If so, I don't 100% like it.
I 100% do not like it, partly because the lower-case o and a zer0 look exactly the same* and partly because the text seems to be more variable-width than before -- quoted text and links to quoted posts are particularly small and difficult to read.  Further, the numbers are variable-height, which I do not believe has ever been the case and is most noticeable when the 8 sticks up above all the others.

I have what appears to be a 1280 x 1024 Dell monitor set to 1152 x 864, with my browser window maximized and the size ratio of this site at the default, so my viewpoint is not small by any means.

(* The word "zero" in that sentence uses a zero. Spellcheck can tell, but could you?)
« Last Edit: September 13, 2013, 08:21:51 AM by GuyWithFace »
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Re: Font Change?
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2013, 09:22:28 AM »
Interesting...the old font is still up in Chrome, but the new one is on Firefox.
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Re: Font Change?
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2013, 10:48:09 AM »
I've just been assaulted by serifs.

I don't like it.
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Re: Font Change?
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2013, 10:53:33 AM »
This is Georgia, right?

Like I said before... enough with so many changes.
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Re: Font Change?
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2013, 11:17:34 AM »
Weird... When I first logged on this morning and read this topic from my Galaxy S3, I still had the old font. It didn't change until about 10 minutes ago.

I echo everyone else. The old font was much better.
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Re: Font Change?
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2013, 11:23:51 AM »
Ah, okay. I have the new font up in Chrome with a hard page refresh.
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Re: Font Change?
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2013, 12:21:55 PM »
If you ever see a Serif font on this site (or virtually anything I've had a hand in) you can assume that something went haywire. In this case, there was an issue with the index.css being damaged/corrupted (looks to be a stray plug-in).  Restoring from backup, everything should be back to normal-ish within the hour.

FWIW: As a designer, I loathe serif fonts (Georgia included) and certainly wouldn't inflict one on you guys deliberately.
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Re: Font Change?
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2013, 12:54:25 PM »
One positive while fixing things this afternoon: Finally got the chance to turn on the new minor feature: You can now link to your Facebook/Twitter/Google Plus/Youtube/etc with a button appearing below your avatar, ala the IM links.

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Re: Font Change?
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2013, 01:45:59 PM »
There seems to be an overabundance of butter yellow that doesn't really mesh well with the rest of the colors.  Is this deliberate?

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Re: Font Change?
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2013, 03:48:42 PM »
Weird, why would the default font be Georgia in the case of an error?
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Re: Font Change?
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2013, 10:14:25 PM »
And now my post looks odd with "zer0". :-P

What is the normal font, anyway?
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Re: Font Change?
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2013, 08:17:39 AM »
Verdana.
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People are tired of the f**kery and drama, but if we'd actually talk to each other sometimes instead of a whole bunch of private conversations with other people, it'd go a long way to perhaps fixing the problems most seem to see in the site.