[Phpmyadmin-devel] fixed font sizes

Marc Delisle Marc.Delisle at cegepsherbrooke.qc.ca
Wed Jul 19 19:09:02 CEST 2006

Sebastian Mendel a écrit :
> Marc Delisle schrieb:
>> Sebastian Mendel a écrit :
>>> Marc Delisle schrieb:
>>>> 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-
>>> why not a selection?
>>> how about:
>>> Font-size: [100% \/] A+ A  A-
>> Ok let's try it.
>>>> The A meaning "text size", so users can increase or decrease it with one 
>>>> click.  We could even store this in their cookies :)
>>> yes of course, like lang und charset
>>>> ----------------------------------
>>>> About the font size and this code:
>>>> select, input, textarea {
>>>>      font-size:          0.7em;
>>>> }
>>> this is one of the things that will be obsolete if the IE uses standard
>>> compliance mode to render our page - one of the reasons why i work on
>>> the scrollbar bug and the current fix on phpMyAdmin, at the moment the
>>> scrollbar bug is fixed by forcing IE into quirks mode, what makes all
>>> this trouble with CSS, the above is just one of this
>> I agree with removing quirk mode, but...
>> this one is not a IE-only problem, it happens in all browsers.
>> Like Juergen says in the thread, even if we do not put a fixed-font size 
>> of 8 into a theme, an admin could do it. Then, Juergen finds that 
>> multiplying this by .7 gives a too small font.
> yes, this will be completely removed, this is what i mean that it will
> become obsolete

Hi Sebastian,
any idea when? We have to think about 2.9.0 roadmap.


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