CSS glitch in new setup

Started by Sir Osis of Liver, May 11, 2024, 06:52:27 PM

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Sir Osis of Liver

Well, anyway, before bricking computer last night I changed the font sizes, now it looks the same on both computers.  Why would they have looked different on two different computers running same browser in same screen resolution?
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Antechinus

Quote from: Arantor on May 14, 2024, 06:31:41 PMVerdana was also one of the "web safe" fonts, and back in the era where font-face being able to serve fonts, that mattered.
Arial:
Sure, but if you are already calling Arial and Helvetica you are not likely to be leaving anyone in the lurch anyway. And even if you did want another "web safe" font in the stack, Trebuchet MS is a better match than Verdana.

Trebuchet MS:
Sure, but if you are already calling Arial and Helvetica you are not likely to be leaving anyone in the lurch anyway. And even if you did want another "web safe" font in the stack, Trebuchet MS is a better match than Verdana.

Verdana:
Sure, but if you are already calling Arial and Helvetica you are not likely to be leaving anyone in the lurch anyway. And even if you did want another "web safe" font in the stack, Trebuchet MS is a better match than Verdana.

And before anyone says "But Verdana is more legible for the same nominal font size"  - that's because it has huge x-height so is effectively a larger font size anyway, but with stubby ascenders and descenders, so it's clunkier, and it makes for terrible body text because it screws up the line height unless you set an excessive line height for all fonts.

It's still good for some things, mainly short single lines of text at very small font sizes, but as a general body text it's not that good.

Antechinus

Quote from: Sir Osis of Liver on May 14, 2024, 07:32:12 PMWell, anyway, before bricking computer last night I changed the font sizes, now it looks the same on both computers.  Why would they have looked different on two different computers running same browser in same screen resolution?

On the exact same monitor? Or on two different monitors with different pixel pitch?

Sir Osis of Liver

Two different HP monitors, same screen res.  How to determine pixel pitch?
Ashes and diamonds, foe and friend,
 we were all equal in the end.

                                     - R. Waters

Antechinus

If they have the same native (not forced) screen resolution, then pixel pitch will be determined solely by the relative sizes of the monitors.

As an example: a 24 inch monitor that is 1920 x 1080 by default will have 3/4 the pixel pitch of a 32 inch monitor that is 1920 x 1080 by default. Things on that 24 inch monitor will appear to be 3/4 the height and width of the same things on the 32 inch monitor, and they will have only 9/16 of the area.

You can often find the pixel pitch for a monitor in online reviews of it, under the specifications.

Sir Osis of Liver

Old display is 23", new is 23.8".  Same brand (HP), newer model.  Changing font size did not change anything on old computer, everything looks the same.  Only new computer was affected, tiny fonts are now normal size.

Ashes and diamonds, foe and friend,
 we were all equal in the end.

                                     - R. Waters

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