Individual article fonts are very small

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28 Jul, 2020 04:31 AM

I am using Chrome on a Galaxy S10. The new front page works reasonably well (some article titles have different font sizes, but that's not really an issue), but when I click through to a specific article, it is scaled for a normal computer/tablet browser and is nearly impossible to read on my phone. The old mobile experience was much better in that regard.

I appreciate the effort to bring DK up to date with the latest technology, but please spare a thought for the old eyes in the audience :). If there's anything I can change in settings to fix this issue, please let me know. Thanks for taking the time to review this!

  1. 1 Posted by zadarum on 28 Jul, 2020 04:36 AM

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    I tried posting a screenshot but nginx said entity too large...

  2. 2 Posted by zadarum on 28 Jul, 2020 04:42 AM

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    can't post from PC either - file is 1.4MB

  3. 3 Posted by Snarky McAngus on 28 Jul, 2020 12:46 PM

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    Same problem. Not an issue with front page but diaries are no longer readable.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Daily Kos Staff on 07 Aug, 2020 11:41 PM

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    Hello, and thank you for reporting these issues. Very sorry for the delayed reply to you.

    It's not entirely clear to me that you're all encountering the same problem, but you might be. What I gather is happening is that the font size for individual stories is much smaller than you're used to seeing, and that you connect this change to the FP design revision.

    I'm sorry you can't get screenshots to upload for you. They are often quite helpful. But without them, let's see what we can figure out.

    Could you please post the URLs to individual stories that are now not readable for you? Looking at specific cases gives us a place to start. My first guess is that you were accustomed to viewing the mobile version of the site, and that now your device is loading the full site version of stories instead. If this is indeed the case, then there is a pretty easy remedy.

    I'll watch for your updates.

  5. 5 Posted by Snarky McAngus on 08 Aug, 2020 02:00 PM

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    Seems resolved now. Thanks for the response.

  6. 6 Posted by zadarum on 08 Aug, 2020 10:49 PM

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    Sorry, forgot to reply to the original post – the problem fixed itself shortly after I initially posted, when the site allowed me to go to the site on my phone again. The fonts on that version of the site are fine (the way they were before), so I no longer have an issue. Thanks for following up!



    Rey Muradaz

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