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The official new siteschemes poll

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The official new siteschemes poll

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The new siteschemes are officially moving out of beta, and with it we are going to change the default look of the site to one of these great new themes. Please decide which theme you think should greet new users and visitors of the site and vote today. Voting will be open for 1 week.

I want to send out my gratitude to [info]branchandroot and the entire [info]ij_siteschemes volunteer crew! You guys have done an AMAZING job!!!

Poll #2017 Siteschemes
Open to: All, results viewable to: All

Which of these siteschemes would you prefer to be the default?

View Answers

Dramatic - Dropdown
95 (11.1%)

Dramatic - Sidebar
149 (17.5%)

Worksafe - Dropdown
163 (19.1%)

Worksafe - Sidebar
446 (52.3%)

Also we have uploaded a new alternate sitescheme, it is a black and white theme (sans-tweak and tweak-says for those that don't like him). It is called Monodramatic, it, too, is available in dropdown and sidebar options.

You can select any of the available siteschemes at
  • I have actually just uploaded all of the latest schemes to the site. So your font size issues should now be corrected.
    • for some reason the font size for me is still somewhere from a size 16-24 on most of the page on every account i log into and both browsers i've tried with the worksafe sidebar, but wow the monochromatic one looks great too despite how huge everything is
      • monodramatic, if i could spell
        • I am going to have the main scheme volunteer take a look at the CSS and make sure everything is where it is supposed to be.
      • Just wanted to pipe in and say I'm having the same issue in FF3.

        Also, I briefly switched my scheme to Monodramatic and when I posted a comment to an entry, the bar was orange. Is that the dramatic part of "Monodramatic"?
        • i use flock and safari off and on, but both of them still have huge font. i didn't experience the orange sidebar with monodramatic, though, mine was a gray/white layout!
          • I miss small font so much! I tried to adjust settings in my browser to no avail, it messes with other sites too much.

            Sorry I wasn't clear, what I experienced was an orange bar around the comment/username/userpic area, the sidebar remained dark gray.
      • Designer here. Okay, I'm looking around in the css and not seeing immediately what might be causing this problem. Could you tell me what platform (Windows, Mac, etc.) and what browser (FF3, Safari, IE7, etc.) you're using? This may be a failure in the browser-detecting script.
        • macbook, and i primarily use flock but i also tested the layout in safari to see if it was just the flock browser.
        • i'm seeing the same problem with large font size, too. exactly as shown in the screencaps by draco.

          my font settings are also for default=Times 16, with fixed width=courier 13.

          i use Mac Safari 2.0.4.

          iirc, this large font also happened when i've tried the worksafe layout on a PC using IE6 (or 7). (it's a work computer, i can get the specs later if you need them, just let me know.)

          thanks for working on it! hope it's an easy fix.
        • I'm getting the same kind of font hugeness on two different computers:

          #1: Windows XP, Firefox, Monodramatic Sidebar
          #2: Windows Vista, Firefox, Monodramatic Sidebar

          The actual content of a post is fine, the actual content of comments (and the username/time) is fine, but anything in a table (whether it's on the site, such as the comment boxes that pop up with Javascript, or in a personal entry of mine -- er, I would be happy to link you to one, but the only ones I've got are kind of NSFW!) has its size dialed up a notch. Also, my userinfo page displays huge fonts!
          • Okay, this should be fixed; all font definitions are stripped out. Clear your cache and reload a site page, and take a look. If it's still larger than you like, you can adjust it by going into your browser Preferences/Settings and changing the default font to whatever suits you best.
        • hi again!

          elaborating on my earlier reply, during which I wasn't sure what OS and browser versions we have at work.

          large font for sidebar Monodramatic (and sidebar Worksafe) also seen with Win2KPro using IE6, and IE7.

          This is on two different computers, of course.

          Looking forward to seeing the font downsized! :)

        • side by side browser view screencaps

          hi branchandroot---

          in case it helps, here are screen images:
          side-by-side comparison of Sidebar-worksafe screencap from the OP/poll, and what I actuallly get when I choose this view, #1
          ditto, for the other half of the screen
          how IJ default dropdown homepage appears when i am logged out, i.e., it's scaled correctly.

          as you can see, it's not just that the sidebar view option has large font. the whole layout is scaled up. font might (or might not) remain proportional.... i'll leave that to the designers to figure out.

          good luck!
          • Re: side by side browser view screencaps

            Hi! This issue should be fixed now. There are no longer any font definitions in the site style sheets, so what you see now should be your browser default font.

            If that is still larger than you prefer, you can change it to whatever suits you best by going into the menus under Safari > Preferences > Appearance and resetting your default fonts. Resetting that will cause the entire site sizing to scale down, because the layout widths are all defined proportional to whatever font is in use.

            Changing your default font will also cause any other websites that do not have a font defined to display in your preferred font and size, so that's an extra bonus.
          • Re: side by side browser view screencaps

            Strike the previous reply. Squeaky hasn't loaded the new sheets yet. Hopefully that will happen today.
          • Re: side by side browser view screencaps

            Okay. Now try how your site pages look.
    • Chiming in to say that the fonts are HUGE on my monitor compared to every other website/program I work with.
    • In contradiction with all the people above, I just wanted to say that the fonts are now just perfect while they had been too small in the past :)
      • And, oddly, I find that the font size varies on mine depending on whether or not there are comments to an entry.

        If there are no comments, the font size stays at whatever was set for the journal - if it's 'style=mine', then it's something like 10 or 11 point.

        If there *are* comments, then the *COMMENTS* are in that size, but the main post goes down to about 7 or 8 point. Teeny-tiny, anyway.
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