[Phpmyadmin-devel] fixed font sizes

Marc Delisle Marc.Delisle at cegepsherbrooke.qc.ca
Fri Jul 7 14:52:53 CEST 2006

Sebastian Mendel a écrit :
> Marc Delisle schrieb:
>> Sebastian Mendel a écrit :
>>> Marc Delisle schrieb:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I wonder why in darkblue_orange's layout.inc.php we see
>>>> $GLOBALS['cfg']['FontSize']            = '8pt';
>>>> didn't we decide to avoid forcing a font size, saying that this is the 
>>>> user's responsability in his browser?
>>>> See 
>>>> https://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1494593&group_id=23067&atid=377408
>>> yes we decided, but for Default theme, or not? many users who use
>>> darkblue uses this theme also for the smaller font size - or not?
>> Well, I think that not forcing a font size and telling users that they 
>> have control over the font size from their browser, should be 
>> appropriate for original, darkblue_orange and all the custom themes...
> yes, i think this too ... but the users don't ... i have no problem
> dropping this ... btw. after fixing this quirks mode and scrollbar bug i
> would like to implement a new selectbox on the mainpage, where the user
> can select font size in % - than it is clear that the base font size in
> all themes should be removed.

Selecting font size in % does not seem very intuitive to offer to the 
majority of users. I don't remember where but sometimes I see icons 
looking like

A+  A-

The A meaning "text size", so users can increase or decrease it with one 
click.  We could even store this in their cookies :)

About the font size and this code:

select, input, textarea {
     font-size:          0.7em;

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